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Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy






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    • Cerebral Palsy
      • Griffin Wigert
      • Mr. Holley
      • H.I
      • Spring 2011
    • Definition of Cerebral Palsy
      • Cerebral Palsy is a condition that affects brain and nervous system functions that affects movement, learning, and thinking
      • Source: Pubmed Health
    • Characteristics
      • Abnormal gait (walk)
      • Loss of movement in certain groups of muscles
      • Loss of coordination
      • Speech problems
      • Learning disabilities or decreased intelligence
      • Source: Pubmed Health
    • Life Long Impacts
      • Seizures
      • Arthritis
      • Social Stigma
      • Reduced Intellect
      • In severe cases, victim may need to be relocated to an institution
      • Source: Pubmed Health
    • Assistance Needed
      • Depending on the severity of the condition, victims may either live independently with different levels of help, in a community, or in an institution
      • Source: Pubmed Health
    • Treatment
      • Although there is no treatment for persons with cerebral palsy, there are ways to help a person with the condition live independently. This can be done with the help of doctors, social workers and therapists or, depending on the type of cerebral palsy, hearing aids, wheelchairs, muscle relaxers, braces, and walking aids
      • Source: Pubmed Health
    • How I can help someone with cerebral palsy
      • Since people with C.P. often have trouble moving, if you know someone with it you can help them by supporting them when they stand, or even tying their shoes. Try to make them feel wanted and loved, but not overly dependant on other people.
      • Source: Daily Strength
    • Conclusion
      • Cerebral Palsy is a condition that won’t kill a person but severely disables them and makes it very hard to survive without outside assistance. The people who have it often have trouble moving or communicating. There is no known cure.
    • Works Cited
      • Contributor, An EHow. &quot;How to Care for Someone With Cerebral Palsy | EHow.com.&quot; EHow | How to Videos, Articles & More - Trusted Advice for the Curious Life | EHow.com . Web. 07 Apr. 2011. <http://www.ehow.com/how_2052177_care-someone-cerebral-palsy.html>.
      &quot;Cerebral Palsy: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia.&quot; National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health . Web. 07 Apr. 2011. <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000716.htm>.