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Cerebral Palsy And Treatments

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  • 1. Cerebral Palsy and Its Treatments By: B. Johnson English 333 November 12, 2008
  • 2. Outline
    • What is Cerebral Palsy
    • Types of Cerebral Palsy
    • Causes of Cerebral Palsy
    • Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
    • Non-Physical Therapy Treatments
    • Physical Therapy
    • Reference
    • Questions
  • 3. What is Cerebral Palsy
    • Cerebral Palsy-(CP)
    • A condition causes, neurological damage and inhibits the child’s normal developmental Process.
    • Cerebral" refers to brain and "palsy" refers to the lack of motor control.
    • (Mosby,1994).
  • 4. Types of Cerebral Palsy
    • Spastic- involves tense, contracted muscles.
    • Athetoid- uncontrolled motion, in the face, arms, and trunk.
    • Ataxic- poor balance, stumbles and falls.
    • Mixed forms- spastic muscle tone and involuntary movements.
  • 5. Causes of Cerebral Palsy
    • Developmental malformations.
    • Neurological damage that occurs before, during or after birth.
  • 6. Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
    • Physical Symptoms-
    • Difficulty in sucking and poor muscle control.
    • Muscle spasms and seizures.
    • Behavioral Symptoms-
    • Poor ability to concentrate.
    • Emotional problems and mental retardation in some.
  • 7. Non-Physical Therapy Treatments
    • Speech Therapy-
    • A symptom of many people with cerebral palsy is dsyphagia, difficulty in speaking.
    • Occupational Therapy-
    • Help the patients develop skills like feeding, tooth brushing and dressing.
  • 8. Physical Therapy
    • Sitting-
    • Vertical head control.
    • Control of head and trunk.
    • Standing and walking-
    • Establish an equal distribution of weight on each foot.
    • Train to use steps or inclines.
  • 9. Works Cited Page
    • Anderson, Kenneth, et al. Mosby's Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Dictionary . Chicago: Mosby, 1994.
    • Gersh, Elliot, M.D. "What is Cerebral Palsy". Children with Cerebral Palsy . 1990.
    • Levitt, Sophie. Treatment of Cerebral Palsy and Motor Delay . 3rd ed. Cambridge: University Press, 1995.
  • 10. Questions????
    • Thank You