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Orphaned and Abandoned Children with Cerebral Palsy

As the number of orphans escalates around the world, there is an increasing demand for sensory stimulation, nurturing touch and palliative care within orphanages and childcare settings. It is the vision of the Liddle Kidz Foundation Global to make a true difference for children who have been orphaned, along with their caregivers who lack the necessary support to provide them with best developmental care possible.

According to Nemours Children’s Health System, cerebral palsy (CP) is defined as a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills (the ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way). Cerebral palsy can also lead to other health issues, including vision, hearing, and speech problems, and learning disabilities.

CP is usually caused by brain damage that occurs before or during a child's birth, or during the first 3 to 5 years of a child's life. There are several types of cerebral palsy which involve damage to different parts of the brain, and affect body movement, posture and muscle coordination.  These types are categorized into four types: spastic, athetoid, ataxic, and mixed.

Liddle Kidz Foundation Global uses pediatric massage to decrease spasticity, increase range of motion, benefit muscle tone and decrease constipation by improving gastrointestinal function.

Learn more about Cerebral Palsy: www.liddlekidz.com/what-is-cerebral-palsy.html
 

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