Common Misconceptions Concerning Childhood Cerebral Palsy Diagnoses
The following are common myths surrounding childhood CP diagnoses:
- Children with Cerebral Palsy cannot be dealt with by either parents or close family members.
-This an enormous lie! Simply read the following regarding my family’s experience as family members of a child diagnosed with CP. Also: speak with them personally. They will submit an extremely different story
2. Children with Cerebral Palsy have incapacitated audio function.
-I did not experience hearing loss.
- Cerebral Palsy is contagious.
-This, is my opinion, might possibly be the most hysterical myth regarding CP. How can the inccurment of oxygen loss to the brain, stemming from a physical souce during birth (or shortly after) even be remotely contagious?
- Children with Cerebral Palsy are unable to speak..
-I have difficulty speaking, yet am absolutely able. I am sometimes difficult to understand by those who are not familiar with my speech patterns, but I find no difficulty communicating and speaking. My ability to communicate verbally is congruent with anyone else with speech difficulties.
- Children diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy will spend their life in a wheelchair.
-I believe this article and countless other stories of hope regarding CP dispel this myth.
- There is no hope following a CP diagnosis.
-Read the facts stated on this link and you will find reason to erase this pre-conceived notion.