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Cerebral Palsy


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Cerebral Palsy

  1. 1. Cerebral Palsy By Devan Burns
  2. 2. Definition <ul><li>“A motor disability evident early in life (often by one year of age and certainly by age two) that is caused by a brain abnormality present by the end of the newborn period (one month of age) and unchanged after that time.” </li></ul><ul><li>Robert J. Baumann, M.D. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Typical Characteristics <ul><li>“ a lack of normal control of movements. While problems with making normal movements may be apparent at birth, this symptom is often not noticeable until the child is nine or ten months of age; on occasion, it may not be apparent before eighteen or twenty-four months of age because the areas of the brain that control movement are immature and not very effective early in life. Until the child reaches an age at which these areas are functional, a lack of function may go unrecognized.” </li></ul><ul><li>Robert J. Baumann, M.D. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Possible Life long impacts or effects <ul><li>“ Cerebral palsy does not necessarily include mental retardation ; many children affected with cerebral palsy are mentally competent. However, any cerebral disorder in early life may result in impairment, sometimes severe, of intellectual and emotional development. Epileptic attacks in the form of convulsive seizures, especially in the parts of the body affected by paralysis, occur in many children with cerebral palsy. In the spastic type of cerebral palsy, mental retardation and epileptic attacks are particularly frequent.” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 5. Living assistance/care needed <ul><li>“ Only in unusual circumstances is there any direct treatment available for the brain abnormality that causes the motor disability of cerebral palsy. On the other hand, a variety of resources are available for helping the child cope with motor problems. Physical aids such as wheelchairs, walkers, and crutches have long been available.” </li></ul><ul><li>Robert J. Baumann, M.D </li></ul>
  6. 6. How 'I&quot; can help improve the life of someone with the disability <ul><li>n this surgical procedure performed on the lower back, some of the sensory (posterior) innervating nerves to the leg muscles are severed. The procedure can produce some postoperative sensory loss, which usually disappears. </li></ul><ul><li>Robert J. Baumann, M.D </li></ul>
  7. 7. The End
  8. 8. Work Cited <ul><li>Baumann, Robert J. &quot;Cerebral palsy.&quot; Magill’s Medical Guide, Sixth Edition . Ed. Tracy Irons-Georges, 6th ed. 6 vols. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2010. Salem Health Web. 07 Apr. 2011. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
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