Btw, sorry ler... che' pi omit Read More dulu tu... kesian kat pembaca yang guna snailmyx or similar. Nak klik 2-3 kali bakal membuang masa mereka!
Bloghopping here and there... but at last I was attracted to share about 'Cerebral Palsy' (CP) after googling for the word 'walker'. We haven't use any baby walker since the birth of Mastura as we thought that it was unworthy to buy one. But since it is good for balancing up the muscles, we think of buying one for Syafiah. Have I told you that Kak Rosliza (one of the amazing stories) used walker to help her son when he was a baby? Amazingly, he's abled to walk on the age of 2.
For info, there is a term of 'CP walker'. I'm not sure whether there are any for babies or not. But you can see one of them as below:
Back to CP...
What is CP?
CP is a term used to describe a group of chronic conditions affecting body movements and muscle coordination. It is caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring during fetal development, or during infancy. It can also occur before, during or shortly following birth.
"Cerebral" refers to the brain and "Palsy" to a disorder of movement or posture. If someone has CP it means that because of an injury to their brain (cerebral) they are not able to use some of the muscles in their body in the normal way (palsy). Children with CP may not be able to walk, talk, eat or play in the same ways as most other children.
CP is neither progressive nor communicable. It is also not "curable" in the accepted sense, although education, therapy and applied technology can help persons with CP lead productive lives. It is important to know that CP is not a disease or illness. It isn't contagious and it doesn't get worse. Children who have CP will have it all their lives.
CP is characterized by an inability to fully control motor function, particularly muscle control and coordination. Depending on which areas of the brain have been damaged, one or more of the following may occur:
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However, the movements, body positions, and related problems can be improved or made worse depending on how we treat the child and how damaged his or her brain happens to be. The earlier we start, the more improvement can be made. That's why Syafiah has her occupational therapy (OT) sessions.
An occupational therapist specializes in improving the development of the small muscles of the body, such as the hands, feet, face, fingers and toes. These therapists also teach daily living skills such as dressing and eating, as well as making sure children are properly positioned in wheelchairs. They may teach your child better or easier ways to write, draw, cut with scissors, brush their teeth, dress, and feed themselves. Occupational therapists will also help your child find the right special equipment to make everyday jobs a little easier.
How to recognize?
There are 3 main types of CP:
Note : There may be a combination of these types for any one person called Mixed CP.
Causes before birth:
Causes around the time of birth:
Causes after birth:
For a mother who has a CP child, there's a light for you. It is stated that CP is not contagious. Meaning, it won't be passed from one child to another. Even if he gets married..
I shall translate this entry in Malay if I've time... At the mean time, please take care of your babies. Prevent any undue matters as CP can be happening after birth too. Till then...
p.s. : I noticed that if you're browsing this page by using the Mozilla Firefox version 3.1 beta 1, the li code will missing. The li code is actually for bullet. So, the bullet won't appear in your page. There's no problem with browsing through Opera too.