Disability: Longing for the Male Gaze

Having cerebral palsy means I don ’ t get sexually harassed by men. But it ’ s no fun being invisible.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Women and Girls Cerebral Palsy Sexual Harassment Disabilities Source Type: news

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We read with great interest the case-series by Swed Tobia et. al. on scurvy due to selective-eating in autism spectrum disorders(ASD) [1]. Authors have rightly emphasized food selectivity in children with ASD which led to nutritional deficiencies. However, the food selectivity is not specific to ASD and nutritional deficiencies are not uncommon in other neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD) unless timely supplementation is initiated. Although not commonly described in the literature, children with NDD like cerebral palsy, intellectual disability etc also have food selectivity.
Source: Pediatric Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
Measuring the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of adolescents, including those with cerebral palsy (CP) (the major cause of childhood physical disability worldwide) in Bangladesh is pertinent although th...
Source: BMC Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Children with complex neurodevelopmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy (CP), have a higher risk of dental disease related at least in part to greater difficulties in performing and maintaining effective ...
Source: BMC Oral Health - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ConclusionsResting state fMRI measures of sensorimotor connectivity are associated with clinical sensorimotor function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy secondary to PVI. Greater insight into understanding reorganization of brain networks following perinatal stroke may facilitate personalized rehabilitation.
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The HDD and E-link system are usable measurement instruments for cross-sectional muscle strength measurements in children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy. It is not clear if both instruments are usable to measure changes in muscle strength within an individual, especially if a child with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy has low muscle strength. Caution in the interpretation of changes in muscle strength is therefore necessary. Implications for Rehabilitation The hand-held dynamometer and E-Link Evaluation System are reliable measurement instruments to measure muscle strength of the arm and hand in chil...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The findings provide first steps toward adoption of an approach to lifecourse health development for individuals with CP that emphasizes physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing and goals for desired social participation over the lifecourse. Implications for rehabilitation Young adults with cerebral palsy experience lifecourse health development as a personal ongoing and dynamic process occurring in many contexts. Individuals with cerebral palsy continually adjust to changing contexts (adaptive process). Everyday experiences and experiential learning enable individuals with cerebral palsy to develop capacities...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study to assess overflow movements in dyskinetic CP. All participants presented with dystonia and choreoathetosis overflow movements, with higher values for dystonia overflow movements. Dystonia overflow movements seem to have a larger impact on functional abilities. Implications for rehabilitation Dystonia and choreoathetosis overflow movements are both present in children with dyskinetic cerebral palsy, with dystonia overflow movements being more severe than choreoathetosis overflow movements. Overflow movements impact heavily on daily functional ability and the execution of voluntary activ...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Longitudinal curves demonstrate variations in PA and walking performance by functional level and provide prognostic information as to what changes may be anticipated for children with CP. Implications for rehabilitation Longitudinal developmental trajectories for physical activity and walking performance for children with cerebral palsy across functional levels are documented. Trajectories have potential to support collaborative intervention planning between therapists and families relative to physical activity and walking performance. PMID: 30616403 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There are limited studies that have evaluated the cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy treatments in neurological disorders. Three studies that combined extra physiotherapy-by-physiotherapy assistant and novel interventions with conventional physiotherapy were found not cost-effective. Implications for Rehabilitation Progressive muscle strengthening exercise over a period of 6-month is reported to be cost-effective for falls prevention in people with Parkinson's disease Aerobic training is reported as potentially cost-effective for older adults with vascular cognitive impairment Physiotherapy given as an adjuva...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 January 2019Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Brandon Craig, Helen L. Carlson, Adam KirtonAbstractBackgroundPerinatal stroke causes most hemiparetic cerebral palsy and leads to lifelong disability. Understanding developmental neuroplasticity following early stroke is increasingly translated into novel therapies. Diaschisis refers to alterations brain structures remote from, but connected to, stroke lesions. Ipsilesional thalamic diaschisis has been described following adult stroke but has not been investigated in perinatal stroke. We hypothesized that thalamic diaschisis occurs in ...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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