Redbridge SERC

Cerebral Palsy

Description

This is a non – progressive disorder of movement or posture caused by a malfunctioning of, or damage to the brain.

Cerebral palsy can be caused by

  • infections
  • rubella
  • compression of the brain in pregnancy
  • prematurity
  • diseases such as Meningitis
  • brain tumours
  • accident
  • blow to the head
  • drowning
  • lack of oxygen

3 in 1000 children have a degree of Cerebral palsy.

Fact sheets

Training / Help

Further support can be obtained from

  • Newbridge Outreach
  • Physiotherapy team
  • Occupational therapy team

Videos

Screenshot for video: My Normal Childhood with Cerebral Palsy- Katherine’s Story

My Normal Childhood with Cerebral Palsy- Katherine’s Story

Children and young people with cerebral palsy can sometimes feel isolated, different, left out, angry and not understood.Scope's youth group started in late 2009 because our helpline team (Scope Response) …

Screenshot for video: Francesca Martinez -Attitudes towards disability

Francesca Martinez -Attitudes towards disability

Francesca Martinez is a successful comedian, writer and actor, well known for roles in television series like Grange Hill and Extras. But she says the rawness of stand-up, which allows …

Screenshot for video: Dressing technique using one arm

Dressing technique using one arm

Dressing video – showing practical ways to put on a jumper.

Lesson Resources

KS1 & KS2 SCOPE Resource Pack ‘Imagine the difference’

Imagine the difference is a highly recommended resource for use in Schools and Colleges.

It contains lesson plans and resources to help promote the history of people with Cerebral Palsy.

Learning Aids

Twinkl Website great resources

Twinkl Website great resources

Available from: Twinkl resources

Highly recommended This is a great site with great clear resources for Literacy, Numeracy, Assessment, Language, Rewards, Visual timetable, Curriculum areas

Illustrations

Stickman Communication

Stickman Communication

Stickman Communications create brilliantly simple cards to help communicate a variety of conditions/ disabilities. They currently cover; * ASD * Sensory overload * Allergies  * Medical conditions  * Bowel and bladder conditions * Hypermobility and EDS * Migraine * Seizures * POTS /SVT * Visual impairment * Mental Health *…
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Source: http://stickmancommunications.co.uk/epages/747384.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/747384/Categories/topics

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I support a student who dribbles?

    http://www.scope.org.uk/help-and-information/cerebral-palsy-and/drooling-and-cerebral-palsy

    has specific advice relating to children with cerebral palsy.

  • What is Paraplegia?

    Paraplegia indicates lower limbs are affected by Cerebral Palsy.

  • What is Diplegia?

    Diplegia indicates the Cerebral Palsy has a major involvement of lower limbs and minor involvement of upper limbs.

  • What is Quadriplegia?

    Quadriplegia indicates all four limbs are affected by Cerebral Palsy.

  • What is Monoplegia?

    Monoplegia indicates the Cerebral Palsy impacts one limb only.

  • What is Monoplegia?

    Monoplegia indicates that the Cerebral Palsy has affected only one limb.

  • What does Hemiplegia mean?

    Hemiplegia means Cerebral Palsy affecting one upper and one lower limb on one side.

  • What is spastic cerebral palsy?
    • Spastic cerebral plasy occurs when the cerebral cortex of the brain is damaged.
    • Nerve fibres descend from the cerebral cortex to the limbs and damage to the cells/ nerve fibres result in spastic paralysis.
    • Students with spastic cerebral palsy tend to have very tight muscles.
    • As students grow older their muscles become shorter and this can lead to deformities of the limbs, spine and pelvis.
  • What is athetoid cerebral palsy?
    • Athetoid cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the basal ganglia (large collection of cells located in the central part of the brain).
    • Muscles change from floppy to tense and this can result in many uncontrolled body movements.

     

  • What is ataxic cerebral palsy?
    • Ataxic cerebral palsy results if the cerebellum at the base of the brain is damaged.
    • Students with ataxia have lack of balance, unsteady jerky gait, shaky hand movements and sometimes their speech is affected.

Family Resources

Net buddy- holiday information pack

Website: 
http://www.netbuddy.org.uk/info-packs/holidays/
Description

Net buddy is a great website- full of ideas, tips and specific information.

They have prepared a great Holiday factsheet that has a very comprehensive list of holidays for students who have special needs.

Whizz Kids

Website: 
http://www.whizz-kidz.org.uk/
Description

Whizz-Kidz is a charity aiming to provide disabled children and young customised mobility equipment, training, advice and life skills.

This Charity provides equipment to children that is not available on the NHS. They also run Wheelchair training courses/ Mobility centres in Dagenham and Havering.

A football team for pupils who have Cerebral Palsy aged 6- adults

Phone: 
01708 475 285
Email: 
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Website: 
http://www.epcpspurs.co.uk
Description

EPCP Spurs is a football club for players with cerebral palsy.

The club is open to all ambulant players with cerebral palsy aged between 6 years to adults.

Both boys and girls are welcome to join the club.

Age range 6 years to 99 years

Cost details £3.00 per session, first session free

Address Emerson Park School, Wych Elm Road, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 3AD

Outreach Services

Newbridge Outreach Service

Phone: 
0208 503 8773
Email: 
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Website: 
http://www.redbridgeserc.org
Description

Newbridge Outreach Service provides support to pupils with a range of learning, medical and physical difficulties.

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  • physical disability
  • physical disability with associated learning/communication difficulties
  • dyspraxia and related specific learning difficulties
  • perceptual difficulties
  • fine and gross motor skill development
  • difficulties with handwriting and alternative forms of recording.

Support is provided by

  • providing assessments
  • setting targets for learning / writing individual programmes
  • modify curriculum content and delivery
  • identify and use specialist resources
  • helping to provide support and advice to parents
  • delivering INSET for all staff, other agencies and parents

Request for support should come from the school the pupil is attending or another Agency involved.

Occupational Therapy

Phone: 
020 8924 6111
Website: 
http://www.redbridge.gov.uk/
Description

The Occupational Therapy Team are now based at Redbridge Child Development Centre (0 -19yrs), previously known as The Kenwood Centre in Barkingside.

S.E.R.C

Phone: 
0208 503 8773
Email: 
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Website: 
http://www.redbridgeserc.org
Description

Age range of pupils they support: 4- 19 yrs

Students they support:

  • SERC completes individual assessments for pupils who have complex needs or specific physical disability ( see SERC criteria form on home page)
  • SERC are happy to offer wider advice to support whole school SEN Inclusive ICT provision.
  • Training and support is free to all Redbridge Schools.

Range of support offered:

  • This centre based at Newbridge School, provides advice and support in the use of Information Technology with pupils who have special educational needs or a physical/ sensory disability.
  • S.E.R.C provides individual assessments of ICT needs of individual needs of pupils with SEN, in both mainstream and special schools.
  • Training for teachers and support staff who work with pupils with SEN.
  • Support and advice to parents/ carers of children who have SEN.

Address:                         S.E.R.C, Newbridge School, 258 Barley Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG38XS