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Exam & Evaluation (Cerebral Palsy in Children)
 
Questions: Please respond to following statements.

1 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
2 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
3 Since cerebral palsy is a static form of encephalopathy, clinical symptoms and developmental abilities do not change significantly as children with CP grow up.
True     False
4 The four classic presentations of cerebral palsy include all of the following EXCEPT:
  spastic hemiplegic
  flaccid paralysis
  dyskinetic or extrapyramidal
  spastic quadriplegic
  spastic diplegic
5 Which of the following deficits are common to all four classic presentations of cerebral palsy?
  spasticity
  scissoring gait pattern
  oral-motor dysfunction
  seizures
6 Which of the following is NOT a common cause of congenital cerebral palsy?
  jaundice
  Rh incompatibility
  infections during pregnancy
  automobile accidents
  birth asphyxia
7 Which of the following is a common cause of acquired cerebral palsy?
  birth asphyxia
  bacterial meningitis
  drug dependency
  poor prenatal care
8 Which factors are important to consider before making a diagnosis of cerebral palsy in an infant?
  mother's medical history
  perinatal history
  medical and developmental history of the infant
  infant's motor skills
  all of the above
9 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.
10 Which of the following techniques is not considered a primary treatment modality for seizure control?
  ventriculoperitoneal shunt
  anticonvulsant medicines
  vagal nerve stimulators
  surgery
11 Which of the following visual impairments are seen in children with CP more than in their typically-developing peers?
  cortical vision impairment
  strabismus
  nearsightedness
  Both A and B
12 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
13 Which of the following health care providers is usually NOT a part of the medical team caring for a child with cerebral palsy?
  pediatric neurologist
  physical therapist
  nurse
  psychiatrist
14 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.
15 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
16 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
  basic housing
  trips or vacations
17 Children with cerebral palsy have a shortened life span, and almost never function independently.
True     False
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