Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month 2019

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Did you know March is Cerebral palsy awareness month?

What is Cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and co-ordination, caused by a problem with the brain that occurs before, during or soon after birth.

What causes Cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy can occur if a baby’s brain doesn’t develop normally while in the womb, or is damaged during or soon after birth, such as; meningitis, a serious head injury or an infection caught by the mother during pregnancy. Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

The impact of Cerebral palsy;

  • One in three children with cerebral palsy is unable to walk.
  • One in four children with cerebral palsy cannot feed or dress themselves.
  • One in four children with cerebral palsy has a severe learning disability.
  • One in ten children with cerebral palsy has no useful vision.

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Click here to learn more about how equipment from Jiraffe has helped children and families living with Cerebral palsy.

Useful websites for more information on Cerebral palsy –

NHS – Cerebral Palsy

CerebralPalsy.org

BOBATH Centre 

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