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By Archie Hinchcliffe

This e-book is a realistic consultant to the potent remedy of cerebral palsy in youngsters. It presents a suite of rules wherein to monitor and examine person sufferers' difficulties after which plan remedy. With the aid of this e-book, non-specialists operating with young ones with cerebral palsy could make judgements and select the perfect healing actions for every baby. It contains examples of the way to use those ideas to real-life events, utilizing easy-to-follow descriptions and illustrations. New to this revised variation is a bankruptcy on sensory integration issues of young children with cerebral palsy, which seems at methods of comparing after which facing those difficulties. the writer additionally integrates thought with functional talents extra heavily.

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The arms are in abnormal flexion, inward rotation and pronation If a child is able to stand, perhaps holding with one or both hands, you will want to see: • • • • • How much does she need her hands for balance or support? Do her feet react normally to taking her body weight? Does she hold with good grip? Does she have active extension in her hips? Do her knees HYPEREXTEND? 34 CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY Sequences of movement By ‘sequences of movement’ we mean the way the child moves from one position to another.

She has to balance her weight on her arms, rotate her trunk and bring her knees into position under her hips so that they can take her weight Crawling Most normal children learn to move around the floor on hands and knees (crawling). In order to crawl normally a child needs rotation in her trunk and mobile weight-bearing on all her limbs to allow her to take weight on each one in turn. She also needs to be able to support herself on legs bent at right angles at hips and knees and on arms with straight elbows.

How she communicates. • Hearing and vision. • The family’s main problems in caring for her. Child sitting on stool with feet flat on the floor If the child is not able to sit alone ask the family member to show you how they would normally place her on the stool and hold her. You will want to observe in this position: • Where the support is needed, if at all. • Is the child’s head and trunk in ALIGNMENT or is there asymmetry? • Does she sit back on her SACRUM or can she support her trunk on her pelvis with her hips flexed at a right angle?

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