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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 5. B) Children with neurological disabilities Cerebral Palsy Introduction- Characterized by damage to the brain before, during or after birth- Aka Littles disease or significant developmental motor disability- Hypertonia: spasticity or restriction of movement- One of the most common crippling conditions in children- More boys than girls affected- In 2/3 cases, cerebral palsy is present at birth- Associated factors are cognitive ability of mother, premature birth, low birth weight, and delay of 5 minutes before the baby cries after birth- Involves disabilities in movement and posture that results from damage to the brain before or during birth, or in infancy. - Describes a group of disorders affecting body movement and muscle co-ordination. - Depending damaged brain areas, one or more of the following may occur: o Muscle tightness or spasms o Involuntary movement o Difficulty with "gross motor skills" (e.g. walking, running) o Difficulty with "fine motor skills" (e.g. writing, doing up buttons) Difficulty with "fine motor skills" (e....
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 2043 taught by Professor Goldberg during the Spring '11 term at UWO.
- Spring '11