What is Spina bifida? By: Greg Castora, 2 period
Definition <ul><li>:  A birth defect that results from a mistake early in the development of the spinal cord.  </li></ul>
Typical characteristics of disability <ul><li>Muscle weakness (in feet and or legs) </li></ul><ul><li>Paralysis below the ...
Possible life-long affects <ul><li>People with spina-bifida have the possible life long affects of   not being able to lea...
Care needs <ul><li>When babies are born with this defect the only help/treatment for it is surgery to reconstruct the open...
How I can improve the life of someone with the disability. <ul><li>I can improve the life of someone with this disability ...
The end
Works cited <ul><li>http://www.babyzone.com/askanexpert/what-is-spina-bifida/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pecentral.org/a...
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Spina Bifida, Greg Castora

  1. 1. What is Spina bifida? By: Greg Castora, 2 period
  2. 2. Definition <ul><li>: A birth defect that results from a mistake early in the development of the spinal cord. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Typical characteristics of disability <ul><li>Muscle weakness (in feet and or legs) </li></ul><ul><li>Paralysis below the area of the spine where the incomplete closure (or cleft) occurs. </li></ul><ul><li>Growth deficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Possible seizures </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty with learning </li></ul>
  4. 4. Possible life-long affects <ul><li>People with spina-bifida have the possible life long affects of not being able to learn as well, difficulty with paying attention, has trouble with expressing or understanding language. Difficulty with locomotors and mobility movements. Difficulty with fitness level (obesity is common.) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Care needs <ul><li>When babies are born with this defect the only help/treatment for it is surgery to reconstruct the opening in the lower back and the spine. If child has symptoms of hydrocephalus, fluid will be drained. Prosthetic devices can be used to assist the person with back problems. Mental help and physical therapy may be used to help the person with this disease. </li></ul>
  6. 6. How I can improve the life of someone with the disability. <ul><li>I can improve the life of someone with this disability by helping him or her with something they need. I can help them by being their friend and just being nice to her or him, to make them feel like a “normal individual.” Stand up for the person if people make fun of them and I guess just be respectful towards that person. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The end
  8. 8. Works cited <ul><li>http://www.babyzone.com/askanexpert/what-is-spina-bifida/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pecentral.org/adapted/factsheets/spinabifida.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://health.salempress.com/doi/full/10.3331/MMG06_20151351874?prevSearch=spina%2Bbifida&searchHistoryKey=&queryHash=d009d523aaabd2dace6d9a7df0750aa6 </li></ul>

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