Cerebral Palsy, The Most Common Physical Disability Of Childhood And A Clinical Diagnosis

947 Words Feb 24th, 2016 4 Pages
According to Lancet Neurology, Cerebral Palsy is “the most common physical disability of childhood… and a clinical diagnosis encompassing a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disorders that cause impairments of movement and posture…” (Moreno-De-Luca, Ledbetter, 2012). It is no wonder then, that Crotched Mountain strives to provide the best of services for individuals living with cerebral palsy. Some of these services include special school programming specific to an individual’s needs as well as thorough rehabilitation interventions and treatment through the hospital and residential living. These unique and purposeful services are what help residents and clients of Crotched Mountain take steps forward in their treatment or recovery. Crotched Mountain Rehab hopes that in offering so many specific programs and adapted services they are able to enhance the quality of lives both in and outside of their doors. Exact etiological factors of Cerebral Palsy (CP) are not specifically known. Researchers have been doing much to decipher the causes of a child diagnosis of CP. What is believed up to this point is that there are several keys to the classification of cerebral palsy which in turn, lead o a greater understanding of what may have caused it. These classifications are made based off of the following; the severity (which is determined using the Gross Motor Function Classification System), the motor type determined (spastic, ataxic, or dyskinetic) and the topographical…
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