Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Thursday, 11 August 2022 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
 << August 2022 >> 
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release
2007/08/30

Davao to celebrate cerebral palsy awareness week

By Rose Palacio

Davao City (30 August) -- The Maharlika Special Children's Rehabilitation Center will celebrate its 7th Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week (Sept 16-22) with this year's theme as: Cerebral Palsy: "Alamin, Harapin at Tanggapin."

Dr. Ma. Luchi Aportadera of Maharlika SCRC, in an interview during the"Tingog sa Masa" over DXOW anchored by Boy Bilaan and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) said cerebral palsy is neither contagious nor inherited. It is an umbrella-like term used to describe group of chronic disorders impairing control of movement that appear in the first few years of life and generally do not worsen over time.

Cerebral refers to the brain's two halves, or hemispheres, and palsy describes any disorder that impairs control of body movement. Thus, these disorders are not caused by problems in the muscles or nerves. Instead, faulty development or damage to motor areas in the brain disrupts the brain's ability to adequately control movement and posture.

Symptoms of CP lie along a spectrum of varying severity. An individual with CP may have difficulty with fine motor tasks, such as writing or cutting with scissors, experience trouble with maintaining balance and walking, or be affected by involuntary movements such as uncontrollable writhing motion of the hands or drooling.

The symptoms differ from one person to the next, and may even change over time in the individual.

Making a diagnosis of cerebral palsy is not always easy, especially before the child's first birthday. In fact, diagnosing CP usually involves a period of waiting for the definite and permanent appearance of specific motor problems.

Contrary to common belief, CP does not always cause profound handicap. While a child with severe CP might be able to walk and need extensive and lifelong care, a child with mild CP might only be slightly awkward and require no special assistance.

Most children with CP can be diagnosed by the age of 18 months, but eighteen months is a long time for parents to wait for diagnosis, and this is understandably a difficult period for them, Dr. Aportadera said. (PIA-XI) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
DAILY NEWS LIST:
»PRO5 spearheads peace rally against terrorists' atrocities
»Regular calamity fund to double in 2008 - PGMA
»Two Bicolanos among 28 Pinoy youth ambassadors to 34th SSEAYP
»Save gas, reduce fuel consumption - Rep. Garcia
»Davao to celebrate cerebral palsy awareness week
»Mindanao leads production of quality bananas
»Transport franchising devolution urged
»Davao bizmen seek agri processing zone
»BIMP-EAGA CIQS gains new ground
»Feature: Not even the whole of Basilan is on fire
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines