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Cerebral palsy

  1. 1. Cerebral Palsy Andrew Stewart Mr.Holly H.I
  2. 2. What is Cerebral Palsy? <ul><li>Cerebral palsy 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>Source: Salem Health </li></ul>
  3. 3. Symptoms of cerebral Palsy <ul><li>affect the brain at some time before a child is one month old, resulting in 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. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Salem Health </li></ul>
  4. 4. Possibilities/impacts <ul><li>There is no cure to cerebral Palsy. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Assistance/care needed <ul><li>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. Modern ones are extremely adjustable and made of lightweight and durable materials. Lightweight plastic can be custom molded and fitted to supplement or replace the more traditional leg braces. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Salem health </li></ul>
  6. 6. Treatment/therapy needed <ul><li>Physical therapy helps interfere with involuntary and primitive reflex patterns that hinder voluntary movements. Therapy can also facilitate normal patterns of arm and leg use. Occupational therapy focuses on developing fine motor skills and improving the ability to dress, eat, write, and perform other daily activities. M </li></ul>
  7. 7. How I can help someone with CP <ul><li>Young people today who have cerebral palsy are better able to be independent, to achieve, and to succeed in life by using specific physical, behavioral, and other therapies. Medications and braces can improve muscle and nerve coordination. These therapies as well as surgery can sometimes prevent or correct deformities. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Works 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>
  9. 9. Photo Credits <ul><li>http://www.passenlaw.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/child-cerebral-palsy-treatment.jpg </li></ul>http://thehealthyhuman.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/cerebral-palsy.jpg
  10. 10. The End ;) <ul><li>Young people today who have cerebral palsy are better able to be independent, to achieve, and to succeed in life by using specific physical, behavioral, and other therapies. In my opinion its devastating to me how these disorders affect people’s life's. </li></ul>

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