Practical Issues in Disability Study Questions

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Practical Issues in Disability Study Questions 1. Is CP caused by problems in the muscles or nerves, or something else? a. No, CP is caused by an injury to the brain before, during or shortly after birth. It is faulty development or damage to motor areas in brain controlling movement and posture. 2. Does CP get worse over time (i.e. do the motor areas of the brain that are damaged in ana individual with CP get worse over time)? What about secondary conditions associated with CP? What are some examples of psycho/social stressors? a. The damaged tissue in the brain does not spread and does not get worse over time. However, secondary conditions such as muscle spasticity, arthritis, and other age related changes can get better, worse or remain constant through an individual’s life. Some stressors (physical) are increased joint/muscle pain, declining mobility, osteoperosis (fractures longer to heal) decreased endurance & increased fatigues, pressure sores, side effects of long term use of mediation, bowel and bladder problems related to reduced intake of fluids & fiber are reduction in physical activity. Some (social) ones include more energy needed in day-day tasks, with less energy left for social activities, decreased opportunities for social and leisure activities (causing feeling of isolation), they may lose employment which results in a lack of independence 3. When is CP diagnosed? a.
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