Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. Signs and symptoms vary between people. Often problems include:
- Poor coordination,
- Stiff muscles,
- Weak muscles,
- Trouble swallowing or speaking, and
- Tremors among others.
There may also be problems with sensation, vision, and hearing. Often babies with CP do not roll over, sit, crawl, or walk as early as other children their age. Difficulty with the ability to think or reason and seizures each occurs in about one third of cases. While the symptoms may get more noticeable over the first few years of life. To help these children District Red Cross Society, Hisar has Early Intervention Programme for children of 0-5 years of age in which various symptoms are being traced and treated with various appropriate treatment and therapies following are the Services currently provided under this scheme
- Occupational Therapy.
- Speech Therapy.
- Psychological assessment.
- Special Education.
So far 124 students benefited under this scheme for the year 2013-2014.