Exam & Evaluation (Cerebral Palsy in Children)
Questions: Please respond to following statements.
Cerebral palsy can be defined as:
loosely-associated disorders that involve motor or postural abnormalities occurring early in dev't.
developmental disorder that causes significant deterioration as the child grows up
injury to a specific part of the child's brain
none of the above
According to the UCP, which of the following types of injury cause cerebral palsy?
failure of a variety of developing brain cells to migrate to the appropriate location in the brain
failure of specialized brain cells to deposit myelin on cell fibers
death of brain cells
poor function at the synapses
all of the above
Since cerebral palsy is a static form of encephalopathy, clinical symptoms and developmental abilities do not change significantly as children with CP grow up.
The four classic presentations of cerebral palsy include all of the following EXCEPT:
dyskinetic or extrapyramidal
Which of the following deficits are common to all four classic presentations of cerebral palsy?
scissoring gait pattern
Which of the following is NOT a common cause of congenital cerebral palsy?
infections during pregnancy
Which of the following is a common cause of acquired cerebral palsy?
poor prenatal care
Which factors are important to consider before making a diagnosis of cerebral palsy in an infant?
mother's medical history
medical and developmental history of the infant
infant's motor skills
all of the above
Which of the following statements is most accurate regarding the cognitive impairments of children with cerebral palsy?
One out of every ten has a mild intellectual impairment.
More than half have moderate to severe cognitive impairments.
None have age-appropriate cognitive development similar to that of typically-developing peers.
Children who have spastic quadriplegia are most likely to have more serious cognitive defects.
Which of the following techniques is not considered a primary treatment modality for seizure control?
vagal nerve stimulators
Which of the following visual impairments are seen in children with CP more than in their typically-developing peers?
cortical vision impairment
Both A and B
Which of the following medical issues are relatively common in children with CP?
Leukemia and congenital heart defects
Constipation and pneumonia
Heart disease and impaired immune systems
Muscle flaccidity and kidney stones
Which of the following health care providers is usually NOT a part of the medical team caring for a child with cerebral palsy?
Which of the following statements about the early intervention system established under federal law is correct?
It covers youngsters from birth through age 5 years, when they enter the school system.
It is only available if the child has a medical diagnosis of cerebral palsy.
Youngsters must have serious physical impairments to qualify for the program.
The services of the early intervention program are summarized in a document known as an IFSP.
Which of the following special education service providers are available in the school system for children with cerebral palsy?
physical and occupational therapists
speech and language pathologists
vision specialists and adapted physical education teachers
all of the above
Which of the following items can NOT be purchased using Special Needs Trust funds?
materials for a hobby or recreational activity
DVD's and CD's
trips or vacations
Children with cerebral palsy have a shortened life span, and almost never function independently.
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