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  • Cerebral Palsy
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    Cerebral Palsy is a range of neuromuscular disorders caused by injury to an infant's brain sustained during late pregnancy, birth, or any time during the first two years of life. People with cerebral palsy have a wide range of difficulties, from a clumsy walk to an inability to speak or swallow, caused by faulty messages sent from the brain to the muscles. In the mid-1800's, William Little, an English physician, first described cerebral palsy in connection with birth injuries. Approximately 2 pe...
  • Cerebral Palsy
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    Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy is the term given to a general group of nonspecific neuromuscular disorders that cause behavioral abnormalities. The condition was originally thought to be caused by asphyxia and trauma during pregnancy; however, through extensive research many divisions of cerebral palsy emerged. Such categories include spastic, athetoid, and ataxic cerebral palsy. Today over half a percent of the worlds population is subject to this condition of the brain. Two to four out of a tho...
  • Muscle Control And Coordination
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    Though many people refer to Cerebral Palsy as a disease, in reality, it is a group of chronic conditions affecting body movement and muscle coordination. Since it is caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, it usually occurs during fetal development; before, during or shortly following birth; or during infancy. Broken down, Cerebral Palsy stands for Cerebral- the brain, and Palsy-muscle weakness / poor control. Cerebral Palsy is not progressive, but secondary conditions can d...
  • Cerebral Palsy Causes
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    Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy refers to a group of chronic disorders that involve degrees of brain damage that affect body control and movement. The term cerebral refers to the brain, while palsy describes a disorder that impairs the control of body movement. These disorders are not the result of muscles or nerves problems. Instead, they are due to impaired motor areas in the brain that disrupt its ability to control movement and posture. The condition typically appears within the first few year...
  • Cerebral Palsy A Disease
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    The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat As a child, I watched Alfred Hitchcock Theater, The Twilight Zone and other science fiction or horror shows. Often times the storyline was based on a victim's mental problems or their skewed perception of the world. Looking back, I remember the fascination I felt when watching one specific episode of the Twilight Zone. In this particular episode, a man turned into a zombie by some type of poison. Essentially he was still alive, but he was dead to the world....
  • Mixed Cerebral Palsy When Muscle Tone
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    Cerebral Palsy According to the website. coal / geo cities. org, I found some valuable information to help me with my report about in students. This website was almost like a tutorial that walked step by step through the disability, causes, and treatments. I found that in definition the words Cerebral Palsy are used to describe a medical condition that affects control of the muscles. Cerebral means anything in the head and palsy refers to anything wrong with control of the muscles or joints in t...
  • Motor Disability Of A Child With Cp
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    The words Cerebral Palsy are used to describe a medical condition that affects the control of the muscles. Cerebral means anything in the head and palsy refers to anything wrong with control of the muscles or joints in the body. If someone has cerebral palsy it means that because of an injury to their brain they are not able to use some of the muscles in their body in the normal way. Children who have cerebral palsy, or otherwise referred to as CP, may not be able to walk, talk, eat or play in t...
  • My Grandmother With Psp
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    Until I left for college, my family and I visited my grandmother several times a week. I did not like visiting my grandmother. Seeing her is depressing. My grandmother doesn't live in her own home anymore. She currently resides in a nursing home. My grandmother is sick, and it is so sad to see her in her present state, when only a few years ago she was full of life, and would take me shopping or to the amusement park. She was such an active person. She went "a mile a minute", and nothing could s...

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