Category Cerebral Palsy

Orthopaedic Problems in Children

Orthopedic problems in Children
Orthopaedic Problems in Children From knock-knees to pulled elbows, paediatrician Dr Benjamin Jacobs and orthopaedic surgeon Ms Deborah Eastwood advise on some common paediatric conditions. Delayed walking Most children start to walk with assistance – for example, with hands held…

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 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…