Cerebral Palsy Awareness
Cerebral palsy is a lifetime disability. About 17 million people suffer from the disorder worldwide. Similarly, 350 million people worldwide have a close relationship with or a direct link to an adult or child with cerebral palsy. The effect of this disability varies from one person to another.
Symptoms range from total lack of voluntary motion all over the body to weakness in a single hand. However, it is the most common form of physical disability in children and adults alike. The disorder impairs motion and causes lifelong disability.
The complex disorder affects children and adults in a variety of ways: 1 in 3 patients with cerebral palsy or CP cannot walk; 1 in 4 cannot talk; 1 in 4 also have epilepsy, and 1 in 2 have an intellectual disability. Furthermore, the disability has no cure.
This course has been designed to create awareness about the disorder to educate and reduce discrimination against individuals who are diagnosed with it.
You Will Learn:
- What CP is and how it occurs
- When CP occurs
- Signs and symptoms of CP
- Neurological issues that ensue from the disorder
- Causes of CP and risk factors
- CP complications and preventative measures
- When to see a doctor
- Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and Cerebral Palsy Day
Benefits of Taking This Course:
- Taking this course will help you:
- Learn everything about CP, including how and when it occurs
- Create awareness about CP
- Decide whether you want to become a CP educator
- Learn how to prevent the disorder
- Learn whether you’re at risk of developing the disorder
- Determine if a loved one is at risk of developing CP
- Understand individuals with CP and stop discrimination