Clients with Disabilities - Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy

- A person with Cerebral Palsy usually has muscle stiffness and a lack of co-ordination which results in jerky movements and loss of balance and sometimes involuntary writhing movements.

- This may lead to difficulty in chewing and swallowing and unintentional eye movements

- Symptoms can vary between individuals as it all depends on the location of the brain damage.

- Many people with Cerebral Palsy are able to walk. However, in some cases the condition is that severe that they may require the use of a wheelchair.

- A small minority of people also have a learning disability coupled with the condition.

Cause of Cerebral Palsy

- Results from brain damage due to hypoxia or anoxia during pregnancy or during or after birth.

- Problems are usually caused by an inefficient placenta that restricts the blood supply and the oxygen supply to the foetus.

- Cerebral Palsy can also be caused if the mother contracts Rubella in the early stages of pregnancy

- Some cases can happen later in life through


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