Cerebral palsy Diagnosis

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Cerebral palsy Diagnosis Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy may be made at birth but it is frequently delayed, particularly in mildly affected individuals. In these cases, Cerebral Palsy is typically identified during the second year of life due to abnormalities in gait and posture. Since there are a number of different causes for Cerebral Palsy it may be difficult to accurately diagnose the cause. In these cases neuroimaging via CT/MRI may be warranted to help establish the underlying cause. Diagnosis of the exact form of Cerebral Palsy can only be made when the child is old enough for the characteristics of their condition to reveal themselves. Treatment Treatment for Cerebral Palsy is a lifelong multi-dimensional process focused on the maintenance of associated conditions. Physicians, therapists and educators all play an important role in the multi-
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Unformatted text preview: disciplinary team involved in the frequent assessment of people with Cerebral Palsy. Physiotherapists help patients develop motor function and prevent contractures. Intellectual disability is managed by specially trained doctors whilst visual impairments, squints, deafness and orthopaedic deformities are treated by spets in each particular field. Epilepsy is controlled with appropriate medications. Spet schools and units for physically disabled people provide speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and respite for parents. Mobility aids and special furniture/mobility devices are provided by specially trained Occupational Therapists....
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