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Cerebral Palsy and
Motor Disorders

Cerebral Palsy & Motor Disorders

When a child has a motor disorder they exhibit a wide range of developmental difficulties which include:

• Problems with movement and maintaining upright position
• Perceptual problems (this means a child will find it difficult to co-ordinate and understand what he/she sees, hears, smells, touches, etc.)
• Learning difficulties
• Difficulties with speaking and understanding

A combination of these difficulties can isolate a child from the normal social interactions of life, and result in a child feeling insecure and having a negative image of himself/herself. The result of all these difficulties has a significant effect on the child’s motivation and personality.

The development of healthy self-esteem for these children requires education of breath and balance that truly enhances quality of life.
• 1 child in every 500 in NI has Cerebral Palsy
• 1891 children in NI are registered by NICPR with Cerebral Palsy
• 55 children are diagnosed annually with Cerebral Palsy
• Cerebral Palsy is one of the most common forms of physical disability
• Most people with Cerebral Palsy have a similar life expectancy to everyone else

Oscar’s mother, Sophia

What advice would you give to parents in a similar situation to you?
“At a time when we were at our lowest Conductive Education and their focus on what Oscar could do, not on what he could not or might not do, lifted us up and gave us the encouragement and guidance we needed to help our son progress.”

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Amelia’s mother, Caroline

What advice would you give to parents in a similar situation to you?
“Early intervention is key and that has always been emphasised at Buddy Bear. Conductive Education has proven to work for Amelia and I would encourage other parents to find out more about it.”

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Sterling’s mother, Joanne

What advice would you give to parents in a similar situation to you?

“To my relief Buddy Bear Trust Conductive Education School has been a lifeline to help with CP mobility and learning development. Find out more about the school and get in touch.”

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