What is Cerebral Palsy(CP)?
CP is a disorder of muscle movement and coordination. It is caused by an injury to a child’s brain that occurs before birth or during early infancy. It affects the part of the brain that controls body movement. People with cerebral palsy can have other problems such as seizures, decreased ability to learn, and problems hearing, seeing, and thinking in addition to the physical impairment. Diagnosis and management requires a multidisciplinary team including pediatrician, neurologist and therapists.
What are the types of Cerebral Palsy?
How do you classify Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral Palsy Clinic Every month, last Friday – 11.00 am onwards
The Concept – Cerebral palsy though a static disorder with dynamic manifestations, due to perinatal injury, needs multidisciplinary management for best possible prognosis.
Team Approach – We are fortunate to have an excellent team needed to offer comprehensive cerebral palsy clinic.
Neurological Evaluation- The diagnosis is established by a neurologist. He is needed to titrate muscle relaxants and manage epilepsy which is often associated.
Neurophysiological Tests – Many children will need various neurophysiological tests like EEG (if history of seizures, jerks or excessive startle), BERA/ OAE (if history of neonatal jaundice, NICU stay or hearing deficits) or VEP (if vision is affected). These tests help to confirm the diagnosis and help in guiding treatment. The neurologist will interpret the tests.
Orthopedic Evaluation – Some children develop deformities which interfere with sitting, walking or simple cleaning. The deformities need correction with surgery. The surgery is done by pediatric Orthopaedician who are need special expertise. Sometimes the deformities need to be prevented by injecting Botox in the right muscle.
Ophthalmic Evaluation –Due to hypoxic or hypoglycemic brain damage a lot of children develop cerebral visual injury & squint. This needs correction to prevent further loss of vision
Ophthalmic Evaluation – Due to hypoxic or hypoglycemic brain damage a lot of children develop cerebral visual injury & squint. This needs correction to prevent further loss of vision
Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy – This is the main-stay of treatment. Therapy is required to prevent contractures and to stimulate development. Parent training & participation is also equally important.
Nutritional Advice – A lot of children with cerebral palsy suffer rom nutritional imbalances and deficiencies and feeding difficulties. Managing the nutrition is important part of our rehabilitation process.
Counselling Services – Counselling is required for to maintain the moral of the parents, to ensure a positive outlook, to ensure necessary participation in care and parent training.
Niramay Scheme for Financial Assistance
The applicant is required to submit the duly filled in enrolment form to the registered NGO, along with the following documents:
- Bank account (Joint account with parent)
- Disability certificate issued from the District Hospital or appropriate Government authority.
- Address Proof.
- One Passport size photograph of the Special Need person.
- BPL card, if applicable.
- Income certificate (Latest IT return, or Income certificate from Tehsildar).
- Proof of payment of applicable fee (Bank receipt).
- Bank details for settlement of claims.