Cerebral Palsy PT1

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  • Cerebral Palsy
    • Symptoms
      • Movement and development
        • Delays in reaching development milestones
        • Seeming too stiff or too floppy (hypotonia)
        • Weak arms or legs
        • Fidgety, jerky, or clumsy movements
        • Random, uncontrolled movements
        • Muscle spasms
        • Shaking hands (tremors)
        • Walking on tiptoes
      • Other symptoms
        • Feeding, drooling, an swallowing difficulties
        • Problems with speaking and communication
        • Seizures or fits (epilepsy)
        • Difficulty falling asleep and or staying asleep
        • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)
          • Where acid from the stomach leaks up into the oesophagus
        • Abnormally curved spine (scoliosis)
        • Hips that pop out (discolate) easily
        • Difficulty controlling the bladder (urinary incontinence)
        • A learning disability
          • 1/2 of children with cerebral palsy have a leaning disability
        • Eye problems
          • Reduced vision, a squint, or uncontrollable eyes movements
        • Hearing loss
    • Identified needs
      • Assistance with personal care
      • Assistance moving around the home
      • Communication issues
      • Hearing or vision problems - sensory issues
      • Monitoring and observation of the conditions
      • Assistance with taking prescribed medicatios
      • Potential surgery recovery support
      • Attending physio. occupational, and speech therapies
      • Assistance with everyday tasks
    • Adjustments
      • Physiotherapy plans
      • Physiotherapy activities and exercises
      • Therapies to help with swallowing, speech and communication
      • Occupational therapy adaptions to help around the home
      • A surgical approach to treat movement or growth problems
      • Adjustments to medications and therapies
      • Having a holistic approach to the care plan based on the persons needs and preferences
        • A feeding tube to prevent malnutrition and mineral/ vitamin deficiencies


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