CEREBRAL PALSY DAY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2010
10 AM AT RAJ BHAVAN
Indian Academy of Cerebral Palsy
a professional organization dedicated to
provide comprehensive services to the children and their family was
in December 2005.
academy has members totaling 500 from various disciplines, such as
Developmental Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Physiotherapy,
Therapy, Speech Pathology, Psychology, Special Education, Social
Orthotics, Neurologists, Psychiatry and Neuro Surgery.
Founder President was Late Dr. Mulla Feroze who had done yeoman
was the first Orthopedic Surgeon to call for children with Cerebral
3 is Dr. Mulla Feroze’s birthday. In her honour and also towards
awareness to the public in our country, the Academy has decided to
celebrate “CEREBRAL PALSY DAY” on October 3rd
very happy to inform that His Excellency Shri Bhardwaj, Governor of
Karnataka, has graciously agreed to flag off The Walkathon on
Sunday October 3rd 2010 at 10 a.m. from
the flag off from Raj Bhavan, the walkathon will continue on Raj Bhavan
turn right at Minsk Square and proceed to the Rotary International
meeting with expert panel discussion on Cerebral Palsy will be held at
the celebration of Cerebral Palsy Day will be parents, staff,
volunteers and children.
Kindly request you to
participate personally on
Sunday October 3rd, 2010.
M. S. Mahadeviah
Director – Spastics Society of Karnataka
Cerebral Palsy is a term used to describe a group of
conditions affecting body movement and muscle coordination. It is
damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring
fetal development; before, during or shortly following birth; or during
"Cerebral" refers to
the brain and "palsy" to
muscle weakness or poor coordination which is often but not always a
palsy can be severe, such
as total inability to control body movements, or mild, such
a slight speech impairment.
Depending upon which areas of the brain have been damaged, one or more
following may occur:
- muscle tightness or spasm
- involuntary movement
- disturbance in gait and
addition, the following may occur: abnormal
sensation and perception; impairment of sight, hearing or speech;
palsy is NOT a
disease and should never be referred to as such. It is NOT hereditary,
progressive or a primary cause of death.
A large number of factors can injure the developing brain and produce
palsy. One important cause is an insufficient amount of oxygen reaching
fetal or newborn brain. Oxygen supply can be interrupted by premature
separation of the placenta from the wall of the uterus, awkward birth
of the baby, labor that is too long or too abrupt, or interference with
in the umbilical cord.
- premature birth
- low birth weight (often
associated with multiple births)
- RH or A-B-O blood type
incompatibility between mother and infant
- infection of the mother
with German measles or other viruses in early pregnancy
- micro-organisms that
attack the infant's central nervous system
of cerebral palsy are related to the
developmental and birth processes. In these cases, the condition is
called congenital cerebral palsy. A less common type is
acquired cerebral palsy which usually occurs before two
years of age and is caused by such external factors as head injury
accidents, falls, child abuse) or brain infection.
are the different
types of cerebral palsy?
There are three main types:
- Spastic -- stiff and
difficult movement caused by permanently contracted muscles
- Dyskinetic -- involuntary
and uncontrolled movement
- Ataxic -- disturbed sense
of balance and depth perception.
- Mixed – Spastic and
also be a mixture of these types for
palsy be managed?
In dealing with cerebral palsy, "management" is a better word than
"treatment." Management helps the individual achieve maximum
potential in growth and development. The earlier that the condition is
identified and a management program undertaken, the better. A
program for a young child includes attention to the child's movement,
independent self-help skills, speech, hearing, vision and social and
development. Certain medications, surgery, and orthotics may help nerve
muscle coordination and prevent dysfunction.
individual matures, additional support services
may be offered, such as personal assistance, continuing therapy,
and vocational training, housing services, counseling, transportation,
recreation/leisure programs, employment opportunities, and assistive
with cerebral palsy go to college,
have jobs, get married, raise families, and live in homes of their own.
palsy be prevented?
Prevention is increasingly possible today. Pregnant women are tested
for the RH factor. If negative, the baby can be given an exchange
after birth and the mother can be immunized to prevent blood
a subsequent pregnancy. If a newborn has jaundice, this can be treated
phototherapy in the hospital.
programs are directed toward preventing
premature birth, reducing exposure of pregnant women to viruses and
controlling diabetes, anemia and other nutritional deficiencies, and
unnecessary exposure to X-rays, drugs, alcohol, nicotine and
medication. Good prenatal
care is of great importance to assure a healthy full-term pregnancy. Full immunization of children, to prevent
tuberculosis, measles, mumps – Rubella and other diseases,.
information about cerebral palsy
Society of Karnataka, Bangalore
Main 5th Cross Indiranagar Ist Stage
Bangalore 5600038, Telephone 40745900
College Post, Dairy Circle, Hosur
Road, Bangalore 560 029,
for Persons with Disabilities
cross, Hutchins Road,
Lingarajapuram, St Thomas Town Post, Bangalore 560084, Telephone
25475861. email email@example.com
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