Below is a learning aid for paediatrics. Complete the questions to explore around the subjective and expand your knowledge on cerebral palsy, assessment techniques and available treatments.
Scenario 1 – Learning objectives:
- Spastic diplegia
- Periventricular bleed
Anatomy and Physiology
- Define the normal level of development at 29 weeks.
- Explore the normal functional development (normal weight gain and age appropriate tasks up to 5 years)
- Identify the presentation of cerebral palsy (causes, hereditary?, different types, life expectancy)
- Explore the diagnostic tests for CP (pre and post birth).
- Revise teh causes and implications of scoliosis and objective measurements.
- Explore teh acuses, signs, symptoms, and treatemnts of epilepsy for children.
- Explore the factors which can cause premature birth.
- Identify mobilty AIDS for CP paediatric patients(K walker, adapted trike and major buggy)
- Identify specialised seating for CP children in nurseries.
- Research patterns of gait and posture in CP and compare to a normal child of the same age.
- Define the physio interventions used for CP.
- Identify medication used for CP in children.
- Investigate the transitional proess from neonatal intensive care to home for CP babies.
- Explore the roles of the professionals involved in CP including DSC.
- Identify the role of the non therapy based staff.
- Explore the psychosocial aspect of CP children intergrating into mainstream schools.
- Discuss the legislation maintain a child’s rights.
Evidence Based Practice
- Correlate the relationship between CP and foetal development and the relationship between birth weight and twins.
- Investigate if there is a link between epilepsy and CP.
- Investigate if there is a link between CP and cognitive ability.