Cerebral Palsy: Stats and Facts – please read like and share to help us raise awareness of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is considered a neurological disorder caused by brain injury or brain malformation that occurs while the child’s brain is under development. It may be before, during, or soon after the birth of child. As a result of brain damage it affects body movement and muscle coordination. Cerebral Palsy is neither contagious nor progressive. Although symptoms start becoming noticeable over the first few years of the life but the underlying condition does not worsen with time. The below infographic from UKS Mobility takes a quick look at the top things everyone needs to know about cerebral palsy, including symptoms and social issues affecting people with the condition.


Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy




Cerebral Palsy – the facts

Cerebral Palsy is considered a neurological disorder caused by brain injury or brain malformation that occurs while the child’s brain is under development. It may be before, during, or soon after the birth of child. As a result of brain damage it affects body movement and muscle coordination. Cerebral Palsy is neither contagious nor progressive. Although symptoms start becoming noticeable over the first few years of the life but the underlying condition does not worsen with time. The below infographic from UKS Mobility takes a quick look at the top things everyone needs to know about cerebral palsy, including symptoms and social issues affecting people with the condition.




Cerebral Palsy - the facts
Cerebral Palsy – the facts

“The Effect of Caregiver Stress on Prospective Memory.” Please help a student at Northumbria University which her research into the impact of stress on parents of children with developmental disability


Northumbria University
Northumbria University
As the parent of a child with autism I am always keen to promote research into the area of developmental delays. We were contacted by Lisa Bartle of Northumbria University in the UK who asked us post this on her behalf.

“Hello, I am a final year Psychology Student at Northumbria University. As part of my final year project I am looking for people to take part in a short, online study looking at the effects of caregiver stress on prospective (everyday) memory. The study should only take 10 minutes to complete. To take part you must be 18 years or older and a parent of a child aged between 3-19 years whom lives at home full time. If you would like to take part please click on the link below. The study and all procedures have been approved by the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences UG Ethics Committee”. Please take the survey here.

Bartle is looking for parents of children “with a developmental disability (Autism, Cerebral Palsy or Sensory Disorder)” to take part in the survey.

As some background the research “will compare levels of stress between caregivers of children with developmental disabilities and caregivers of typically developing children, and we will also consider the effect of care-giving stress on prospective memory. The study will also assess whether negative coping behaviors such as smoking and use of alcohol might underlie the negative impact of caregiver stress on memory”.

Thanks very much for your interest. You can access the survey here.


Cerebral Palsy Awareness. Share to spread awareness!


Cerebral Palsy Awareness
Cerebral Palsy Awareness

Please use this graphic to help spread awareness of cerebral palsy.


Have you ever heard of Hemiplegia? If not you need to find out more.


Hemiplegia Awareness
Hemiplegia Awareness

Hemiplegia effects one in one thousand people.

Hemiplegia is considered type of cerebral palsy that can result from damage to different parts of the brain that control muscle movements. Hemiplegia means the paralysis of one side of the body. A related term, hemiparesis, is a weakness on just one side of the body. The paralysis in the body occurs on the side opposite to the section of affected brain in children with Hemiplegia .

You can find out more about Hemiplegia here.