Posts Tagged ‘Speech Therapy’

Dysarthria, A Speech Disorder

In Cerebral Palsy, Family, Health, Medical on July 7, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Communication, understanding and patience, the three keys to success

Today, I went to Ariq’s school to get his school report. I was glad that he really improves well; however, there is a little note from his therapies that we had better give him more drills in two-way communication. I don’t mean to say that he cannot communicate his ideas or thoughts. In fact he does, although it is only those of habitual ones. He is able to say such things like “Kakak mau makan” (I want to eat), “Kakak mau minum susu” (I want to have some milk), “Kakak mau keluar” (I want to go out), “Pergi kemana” (Where are we going?), “Kakak mau mandi” (I want to take a bath) and many others. Ariq also understands simple commands like “Ganti baju” (Change your clothes), “Buka celana” (Pull down your trousers), “Tutup pintu” (Close the door), Ambil bukunya” (Get the book) and so on.

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Cerebral palsy

In Cerebral Palsy, Medical on September 25, 2008 at 11:45 am

John Little, an English surgeon who introduced the term of CP in 1860

CP, then known as “Cerebral Paralysis”, was first identified by English surgeon William Little in 1860. Little raised the possibility of asphyxia (suffocation) during birth as a chief cause of the disorder. It was not until 1897 that Sigmund Freud, then a neurologist, suggested that a difficult birth was not the cause but rather only a symptom of other effects on fetal development. Research conducted during the 1980s by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) suggested that only a small number of cases of CP are caused by lack of oxygen during birth. Cerebral palsy falls into 4 major categories, classified based on the damage area in the brain. These classifications are:

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