Please forward this error screen to 64. Spastic hemiplegia is a neuromuscular condition of spasticity that results in the muscles on one side of the techniques for children with cerebral palsy being in a constant state of contraction. It is the “one-sided version” of spastic diplegia. There are many different brain dysfunctions that can account for the cause for spastic hemiplegia.
Spastic hemiplegia occurs either at birth or in the womb. The cause can be all types of strokes, head injuries, hereditary diseases, brain injuries and infections. Infants with spastic hemiplegia may develop a hand preference earlier than is typical. There is no known cure for cerebral palsy, however there is a large array of treatments proven effective at improving quality of life and relieving some of the symptoms associated with CP, especially SHCP.
Some treatments are aimed at improving mobility, strengthening muscle and improving coordination. It may include sensory stimulation, stretching, strengthening and positioning. The theory behind constraint-induced movement therapy is that new neural pathways are created. Occupational therapy evaluates and treats patients through selected activities in order to enable people to function as effectively and independently as possible in daily life.
Occupational therapy is geared toward the individual to achieve optimal results and performance while learning to cope with their disability. Due to difficulties in speech, speech therapy is often necessary. Aside from helping with understanding language and increasing communication skills, speech therapists can also assist children that have difficulty eating and drinking. Behavioral therapy — Psychotherapy and counseling are heavily used in treatment of individuals with SHPD to help them cope emotionally with their needs and frustrations. Counseling through social work can be very beneficial for social issues and adjustments to society. Psychotherapy becomes a more important aspect of therapy when more serious issues such as depression become problematic.