Q. Is a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy considered as disabled?

Answered by
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Aug 28, 2017

Hello doctor,

This girl's left side of the body is not working properly. She cannot hold or pick things from her left hand. She cannot move her left thumb. She walks on her left toes. She cannot stand straight without support on her legs. Attached are the MRI findings. Please tell me whether this is a condition of cerebral palsy. And if yes, of which kind and whether this girl is medically normal?

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Paediatrics
#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • This looks like an old ischemic insult to the brain which has lead to cerebral palsy with hemiparesis. Unfortunately, this is an incurable condition, but with proper and long term physiotherapy some changes and improvements can be seen.

For more information consult a child health specialist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/child-health-specialist

Hello doctor,

Thanks a lot for your kind and prompt reply. So, can this child be categorized as a case of physical disability?

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Paediatrics
#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Yes, it is a sort of physical disability to some extent.

For further queries consult a child health specialist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/child-health-specialist

Thank you doctor,

Actually, this girl belongs to an orphanage from where adoption takes place. A parent applied for a normal child. That is the reason I asked.

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Paediatrics
#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • You can go through the paperwork done for adoption to know more in detail about what category of adoption the child falls into.

For more information consult a child health specialist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/child-health-specialist

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