The purpose of this assignment is to explain show the experiences and difficulties a person with cerebaral palsy may have and the effects that this may have on their family Information was collected by interviewing a friend of mine whose daughter was born with cp
Mary is a 13 year old girl from from cork who lives with her parents and twin sister and older brother. She was born thirteen years ago, along with her twin sister two months premature after a somewhat complicated pregnancy, mary was born with cerebral palsy and is unable to write using pencil and paper and is wheelchair bound although she can walk with the aid of a walker.. Her family was concerned…show more content… Finally, doctors may want to look for other conditions that are linked to cerebral palsy, including epilepsy, mental impairment, and vision or hearing problem
The aymptons of cerebral palsy are usually not noticeable in early infancy but become more obvious as the child’s nervous system matures. Early signs include the following:
• Delayed milestones such as controlling head, rolling over, reaching with one hand, sitting without support, crawling, or walking
• Persistence of “infantile” or “primitive” reflexes, which normally disappear 3-6 months after birth
• Developing handedness before age 18 months: This indicates weakness or abnormal muscle tone on one side, which may be an early sign of CP.
Problems and disabilities related to CP range from very mild to very severe. Their severity is related to the severity of the brain damage. They may be very subtle, noticeable only to medical professionals, or may be obvious to the parents and other caregivers.
• Abnormal muscle tone: Muscles may be very stiff (spastic) or unusually relaxed and “floppy.” Limbs may be held in unusual or awkward positions. For example, spastic leg muscles may cause legs to cross in a scissor-like position.
• Abnormal movements: Movements may be