This march we celebrate Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. We want to share with you useful information, as well as events that are happening around the world related to this.
About Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe a group of neurological disorders that affect movement and posture. It is caused by damage to the brain either during pregnancy, birth or in the first few years of life. Cerebral palsy can impact one or more parts of the body. For many people with cerebral palsy, everyday tasks such as walking, talking and dressing oneself can be a challenge. However, with the right support and therapies, most people with cerebral palsy can achieve a good quality of life. There is no cure for cerebral palsy but early intervention and treatment can help to improve a person’s symptoms and abilities. One of the newest therapies is video game therapy, which we will talk about a bit further on.
Each year, cerebral palsy affects an estimated 1 in 500 children worldwide.There is still much to learn about cerebral palsy, but through greater awareness and understanding we can help to improve the lives of those living with this condition.
The symptoms of cerebral palsy can vary from person to person. They can also change over time. Some of the most common symptoms include:
– difficulty with movement and balance
– problems with posture and co-ordination
– slurred or difficulty speaking
– tremors or involuntary movements
– difficulty swallowing
– problems with vision and hearing
Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the brain. This can be due to a number of different factors, including:
– problems during pregnancy, such as birth injuries, preterm birth or low birth weight
– infection of the brain in the first few years of life
– head injury
– cerebral haemorrhage (bleeding into the brain)
There are a number of therapies available to improve the condition, from speech therapy to video game therapy. Specialists can help you choose the best treatment plan for your child. What is notable here is that CP doesn’t get worse in time, it can only get better.
Marking Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month
So, what can you do to mark cerebral palsy awareness month? Here are just a few suggestions:
-Share information about cerebral palsy on social media using the hashtag # cerebralpalsyawarenessmonth
– Learn more about cerebral palsy and the different types of support available
– Attend an event or march in your community to show your support
– Donate to a cerebral palsy charity or organisation
– Write about your experiences of living with cerebral palsy or supporting someone who does
New Therapies for Children with Cerebral Palsy
It was about time new therapies came into being for kids with cerebral palsy. Everyone has been longing for a service that could bring them motivation, fun, and aid in performing daily therapy tasks. Besides the usual speechtherapy and other types of treatment, personalized video gaming is one of the future’s brightest way of doing physical therapy.
We have developed, with the help of medical doctors and therapists, as well as expert game developers, video game therapy. This is a new, revolutionary way of performing therapy. The games are entirely personalized and they are fun, motivating kids to perform their daily therapy tasks.
One of the biggest challenges in treating cerebral palsy is motivating children to perform their daily therapy tasks. This is where our new video game therapy comes in! The games are specifically designed to be fun and engaging, while also helping kids to practice the skills they need to improve their condition.
If you want to know more about it, you can contact us anytime or check out one of our Blog posts on therapy through play.
We hope you will join us in celebrating cerebral palsy awareness month! For more information and events feel free to message us or follow our activity on social media.
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