ERIC Number: ED470829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Cerebral Palsy. Fact Sheet = La Paralisis Cerebral. Hojas Informativas Sobre Discapacidades.
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.
This fact sheet on cerebral palsy is written in both English and Spanish. First, it provides a definition of cerebral palsy and considers various causes (e.g., an insufficient amount of oxygen reaching the fetal or newborn brain). The fact sheet then offers incidence figures and explains characteristics of the three main types of cerebral palsy: spastic, athetoid, and mixed. Treatment of children with cerebral palsy is discussed, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services. The fact sheet then addresses challenges that children with cerebral palsy might face in school, along with educational services that may be provided. Examples of assistive technology are given, along with tips for parents and tips for teachers. A list of four print resources, three relevant Web sites, and two support organizations is included. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Assistive Technology, Cerebral Palsy, Child Rearing, Definitions, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Environment, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology, Family Environment, Incidence, Special Education, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013-1492. Tel: 800-695-0285 (Voice/TTY) (Toll Free); e-mail: email@example.com. For full text: http://www.nichcy.org/.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.
Note: See ED 353 713 for previous edition.