Students will explore the various types of cerebral palsy and diagnosis in this lesson plan. They will read a lesson, participate in discussion questions, watch a video, complete an activity and take a quiz.
After this lesson, students will be able to:
- define cerebral palsy
- discuss different types of the disorder
- explain how individuals are diagnosed
Introduce precise, knowledgeable claim(s), establish the significance of the claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that logically sequences claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
- Hard copies of the Cerebral Palsy: Definition, Types & Diagnosis lesson and lesson quiz
- Computers with internet connectivity, projector capability, presentation software and speakers
- Find an online video of a person diagnosed with cerebral palsy and how they are positively living with the disorder
- Begin by asking students to identify a neurological condition.
- Then explain that this lesson explores one type of neurological disorders called cerebral palsy.
- Distribute the Cerebral Palsy: Definition, Types & Diagnosis lesson, ask a student to read ‘What Is Cerebral Palsy?’ and ‘Types of Cerebral Palsy’ out loud, then start the following discussion:
- What is cerebral palsy and how does it occur?
- Is it a degenerative disorder? Explain.
- List the main types of cerebral palsy.
- Now choose another student to read ‘Spastic Cerebral Palsy’ and ‘Non-Spactic Cerebral Palsy’, shoulder pair students and ask them to complete the following:
- How does prefix help you identify the number of body parts affected?
- Distinguish between dyskinetic and ataxic cerebral palsy.
- Next ask another volunteer to read the remainder of the lesson, then pose these discussion points:
- Explain why cerebral palsy is difficult to diagnosis.
- Can cerebral palsy be detected in unborn babies?
- Describe the process to monitor cerebral palsy in newborns and children.
- Now show the online video of a person diagnosed with cerebral palsy and how they are positively living with the disorder.
- Then ask students if they have any family members, friends or know of someone who has cerebral palsy.
- Allow them to share their responses.
- Afterwards distribute the lesson quiz and asks students to write down the answers, then review.
- Begin this activity by asking students what they learned about cerebral palsy.
- Now explain they are going to further explore the disorder.
- Shoulder pair and assign one of the following to each:
- Occasionally cerebral palsy can be prevented; explain and discuss prevention methods.
- Identify and discuss the risks of associated of living with cerebral palsy.
- How can the community help those with cerebral palsy?
- Then require each pair to research their topic, create a slide presentation on the computer, including appropriate visuals, then present.
- You will use each prompt more than once.
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