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…

Orthopaedic Problems in Children

Orthopaedic 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…

Technology to Assist Cerebral Palsy

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…

Living with Deafness as a Disability

Living with Deafness as a Disability
Deafness is a Disability What is Deafness The word deaf can have very different meanings depending on the background of the person speaking or the context in which the word is used. Medically, the term can be used to mean…

Special Equipment – Mobility Aids

Special Equipment Mobility Aids
Special Equipment Mobility Aid Used by Millions Around The World The uses of mobility aids are critical to the lives of millions of people around the world with mobility impairments. Mobility aids, whether it is a wheelchair, a walker, or…

Living With A Disability

Living with a Disability
Those Who Live With a Disability Living with a disability can frustrate both for the person with the condition and their families. This frustration can turn into pleasure when life goals are achieved even from the earliest goal of learning to…

Parenting Special Needs Children

Parenting Special Needs
When a special needs child presents all the unique needs associated with his/her situation, parents face challenges that can sometimes be quite difficult. Certain conditions are more severe than others and can be paired with medical problems and developmental issues. If…

Social Model of Disability

Social Model of Disability
Disability refers to the social effects of physical or mental impairment. This definition, known as the ‘social model’ of disability, distinguishes between the impairment itself (such as a medical condition that makes a person unable to walk) and the disabling…