Roni Sperle

Date of Award


Document Type

Independent Study

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Cerebral palsy describes a group of disorders involving movement and posture. In the United States, the rate of children born with cerebral palsy is thought to vary from between 1.5 to 4 per 1000 live births. This amounts to approximately 5,000 -10,000 babies born with cerebral palsy each year in the United States. This project will help health care professionals to diagnosis and identify cerebral palsy. This proposal will also explore literature for current treatment and care of cerebral palsy in the pediatric patient. The high costs linked to cerebral palsy stress the importance of early diagnosis, reducing the prevalence, decreasing the co-morbidities associated with the disorder, and improving the overall well-being of patients with cerebral palsy. Prompt recognition and precise treatment has been proven to improve the overall health of patients with cerebral palsy. The goal of this project is to provide valuable educational infonnation to health care providers .