The information in this section is taken from the HemiHelp document 'Recommendations for minimum standards of healthcare in children'. Contact us for a hard copy with full references.
This section contains information for the health professionals - paediatricians and therapists - who work with children and young people with hemiplegia.
Guidelines and recommendations for giving a diagnosis of hemiplegia or cerebral palsy.
- Medical management
Medical treatment for the effects of cerebral palsy, and the importance of other aspects of medical management.
- The therapists' role
Physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy.
- Surgical intervention
Goals of surgery, factors to consider and recommendations.