Cerebral palsy is an incurable disease, but there are corrective surgeries, various therapies and assistive devices which can help them overcome disabilities and make it easier for adapting new activities of daily living.
Doctors have suggested that before the surgery, a child should be screened and evaluated to check for the eligibility for surgery so that problems such as bone deformities and contractures can be alleviated.
From birth to five years of age, a child should reach movement goals―also known as milestones―such as rolling over, sitting up, standing and walking. A delay in reaching these movement milestones could be a sign of cerebral palsy.
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Intellectual disabilities may be associated with other developmental disorders such as autism and cerebral palsy or may present as pure intellectual disabilities not associated with any other syndromes. However, not all children with cerebral palsy or autism have intellectual disabilities.
The procedure, known as selective dorsal rhizotomy, involves cutting some of the sensory nerves from the legs while they enter the spinal cord in order to relieve stiffness, improve mobility and reduce the affected children’s pain levels.
There are many symptoms during pregnancy that may cause damage to the developing child’s brain, which can later lead to cerebral palsy. The disease is considered to be mostly congenital, which makes it all the more important for the mother to be extra cautious.
Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that develops in early childhood and permanently damages the speech, movement and posture, vision and learning disabilities of a child. Babies exposed to paracetamol were 30 per cent more likely to have overall cerebral palsy.
'The Wings of Life' was published on August 4. Liu, suffering from congenital cerebral palsy - the most common cause of physical disability in children - dropped out after she had graduated from middle school.