Focussing on abilities not a disabilities in children with cerebral palsy

children with cerebral palsy are definitely not commonly having mental retardation. it is found that more than 60% of them are having normal or even above normal intelligence. only thing is that their intelligence is masked because of their motor problem and less interaction with social environment. Most of them try hard to cope with their environment and also have talent and interest in many activity like singing , sculpture playing game like carrom, chess and even some outdoor game requiring limited mobility and many other activity. these children with nearly normal IQ also do much better in schooling because of their concentration which remain unbroken because of limited mobility. severe mental retardation are found only in children with severe disability. Now days we are more focussing on inclusive education in which all these children are allowed to go mainstream schooling, which boost up their confidence and improve their personality tremendously. so we should identify those hidden talent and encourage them that boost up their morale and speeds up recovery along with therapy and other management. it is needed that we should start paying attention to their ability now. more update about latest development in mx of cerebral palsy log to & you tube trishla foundation cerebral palsy

Early surgical intervention in Spastic Cerebral Palsy

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Role of surgical intervention in children with cerebral palsy arise when we think that child is not improving with therapy any more & he resist to go for therapy at all. If none responding to therapy is because of development of fix deformity, weakness in some group of muscle, contracture of muscle & tendon along with torsional deformity of bone then child really need some intervention to tackle this entire problem. In early age it can be managed by therapy & braces and some time botulinum toxin.

Most of the time, gait is matured between the age of 5-6 year age. After maturity of gait all these measure fail to give any benefit to these children then we really need some surgical intervention to prevent development of permanent deformity that can interfere in further functional improvement. Ideal age of surgical intervention is about 6-9 year age.

Latest advancement in management in cerebral palsy

Every parents of children with any kind of physical disability specially cerebral palsy will have a desire of nearly normal looking his own child  as much as possible & he/she will try their best to get this outcome. In search of best outcome, they will always wondering from one place to other. When their child has minor disability then they will always looking for the measure that can manage their complete problem so that their child can play around like other children and their child can mix up with their peer group so that their child never feel ashamed of disability. Now early surgical intervention by the concept of SEMLOSSS can give rise to excellent recovery in the children with cerebral palsy & mild to moderate disability. Link to this you tube video to have real story in these children  —

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Dr J K Jain