Cerebral Palsy Awareness
2 to 3 hours
Maximum Number of Attendees:
In the UK Cerebral Palsy affects around 1 in every 400 children. It causes issues with movement, communication and often learning difficulties. Cerebral Palsy has many effects which can be physical, emotional, and psychological.
This training is for anyone who supports individuals with Cerebral Palsy and will provide knowledge and understanding what Cerebral Palsy is, what causes it, associated character traits, misconceptions, and how to support individuals living with the condition.
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:
What this course offers:
Introduction to Cerebral Palsy:
What is Cerebral Palsy?
Importance of early diagnosis
Causes of Cerebral Palsy
Associated character traits
The three main types – Spastic (most common), athetoid, ataxic
Supporting the individual with Cerebral Palsy:
Adapting environments to accommodate those with Cerebral Palsy
Helping with communication
Changing needs throughout their life
VOCAs, passports and communication books
Disability protection legislation
Treating the physical impairment caused by Cerebral Palsy
Understand the complexity of the disability and how everyone is affected differently
Dealing with difficult behaviour
Multi Disability and Visual Impairment (MDVI)
Therapy – physiotherapy, improving quality of life, helping families to cope, emotional effects, psychological effects
Encouraging social interaction and communication
At the end of the training session, there is a written assessment to evidence the learning of the attendees.
This course can be tailored to the bespoke needs of the customer. Please speak to a member of the sales team for further details.
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