Category Cerebral Palsy

What is a Congenital Physical Anomaly

Congenital Disorder A congenital physical anomaly is an abnormality of the structure of a body part. An anomaly may or may not be perceived as a problem condition. Many, if not most, people have one or more minor physical anomalies…

Neurology Dealing With Disorders

Neurology Neurology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Specifically, it deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of disease involving the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their coverings, blood vessels, and…
How The Body Works

How The Body Works

How The Body Works Breathing The body’s breathing apparatus is enclosed in an expansile bony cage, formed by the ribs, the spinal column, and the sternum. The floor of the cage is closed by the muscular diaphragm. Air passes down…

Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy In Children

Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy Quadriplegia is a form of cerebral palsy that affects all limbs. Severe diplegia is often mistaken for mild quadriplegia because there is some overlap between terms and disagreement between what the proper diagnosis is. There are several…

What is The Hemiplegia Connection With Cerebral Palsy

Hemiplegia (or hemiphlegia) Hemiplegia (or hemiphlegia ) is a condition where a vertical half of a patient’s body is weak or paralyzed, i.e. one arm and its corresponding leg do not function properly. It can be congenital (occurring before, during,…
What Is Spastic Diplegia

What Is Spastic Diplegia

Spastic Diplegia Spastic diplegia refers to a type of cerebral palsy that is a neuromuscular condition of hypertonia and spasticity in the muscles of the lower extremities, usually those of the legs, hips, and pelvis. It results from brain damage…

Different Forms of Cerebral Palsy

Different forms of Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia This type of cp primarily affects the legs. Hemiplegia This is a form of cerebral palsy that affects one arm and leg on the same side of the body Double Hemiplegia This is…

How Do We Look At Seizures and Epilepsy

Seizures Epilepsy Seizures are temporary abnormal electro-physiologic phenomena of the brain, resulting in abnormal synchronization of electrical neuronal activity. They can manifest as an alteration in mental state, tonic or clonic movements, convulsions, and various other psychic symptoms (such as…
Special Education for Cerebral Palsy

Special Education for Cerebral Palsy

Conductive Education Conductive Education Conductive education, or CE, is an educational system that has been specifically developed for children and adults who have motor disorders of neurological origin such as cerebral palsy. It is based on the premise that a…

Lekotek Assistive Technology Toys and Expertise for Disabled Children

Lekotek, Swedish for “play library” Lekotek, Swedish for “play library” is an international program to lend Assistive Technology, toys and expertise to disabled children. The first lekotek opened in 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden. From there the concept spread to other…

Technology to Assist Cerebral Palsy

Assistive Technology Consider an example of assistive technology. The modern telephone is not accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Combined with a text telephone (also known as a TDD [Telephone Device for the Deaf] and in…