An Overview of Cerebral Palsy


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An Overview of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy describes a group of disorders in movement that occur as a result of injury to the brain. This condition is non-progressive and occurs as a result of brain damage occurring in the fetus, during birth or right after birth. The different areas of brain damage results in these three different types of cerebral palsy. I this paper, the different types of cerebral palsy, the causes, assessment, intervention, documentation and the resources available to patients with cerebral palsy are discussed.
Types of Cerebral Palsy
There are three major types of cerebral palsy, spastic, athetoid and ataxic. In spastic cerebral palsy the muscles are stiff and tight with increased resistance to...
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.....esources available to assist the patients and the families in providing support and information about this condition.
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