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This e-learning course begins by introducing learners to some of the facts and statistics about cerebral palsy, identifies possible causes and explains why an early diagnosis is beneficial. Learners will gain an understanding of the different ways in which the condition can manifest itself and how the extent of its effects can vary greatly. The course describes the medical and social models of disability and will help people to identify which one fits in more effectively with the support of individuals with cerebral palsy. It then goes on to look at other impairments that people with the condition may have to face, and how therapists can help them to cope based on their particular needs. It also explores the benefits of taking a person-centred approach to planning support. The course concludes by identifying ways of helping people with cerebral palsy to communicate, as well as the legislation in place to protect and support them to live fulfilling lives. The course has been developed in association with British Institute of Learning Disabilities and Beaumont College, Lancaster. The study units are: What is cerebral palsy and how does it affect people? Effective methods of support Helping people to communicate.

This e-learning course begins by introducing learners to some of the facts and statistics about cerebral palsy, identifies possible causes and explains why an early diagnosis is beneficial. Learners will gain an understanding of the different ways in which the condition can manifest itself and how the extent of its effects can vary greatly. The course describes the medical and social models of...

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