Sleep and Children with Cerebral Palsy
[Source: CanChild via Your Therapy Source]
CanChild has published another excellent resource which is entitled Keeping Current In Sleep Issues Among Children with Cerebral Palsy. Here are some highlights:
- Studies show that rates of sleep disturbances in children with cerebral palsy are actually quite similar to the general population and affect about one third of children.
- Certain aspects of CP are more frequently associated with sleep disorders, including active epilepsy, severe movement problems and level of spasticity, and intellectual disabilities.
Sleep issues in cerebral palsy can be divided into seven general areas:
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