Cerebral Palsy Case Studies

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Cerebral Palsy is a disability that affects a child for life. A child who is diagnosed with this disability has until the age of two for a complete diagnosis. Some children are born with this while others receive this diagnosis several months after birth. When being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy mostly only the child’s brain is affected. This disorder results in several issues with the developing nervous system. These exact issues in the nervous system have yet to be found in clinical findings. The part of the nervous system that is affected is the Central nervous system. The central nervous system is damaged before, during, or shortly after birth.
If the brain is damaged before birth this is called prenatal. Prenatal disturbances of the
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The diagnosis of cerebral Palsy impairs a child’s gross motor functions. Therefore a child recognizably has issues learning to sit, rise from sitting positions, as well as crawling and or walking. When a child tries to sit and cannot stay balanced that is a major sign of Cerebral Palsy. If a parent notices that their child cannot sit without using their hands for support or only can sit while using their hands for support the parent should reach out to the family doctor. Other signs a parent should look for are swaying when standing, walking unsteadily, or difficulty making quick …show more content…
Due to this disability affecting the Central Nervous System it causes Apraxia of speech. Apraxia is the brains inability to effectively transmit proper signals to the muscles used in speaking. There are two types Verbal and Oral Apraxia. Verbal Apraxia is when the child has difficulty with articulation muscles in regards to carrying out proper movements. Oral Apraxia affects the child’s who has issues with non-speaking movements of the mouth. For example the child will have problems licking their lips or inflating their

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