NEUROLOGICAL & DEVELOPMENT DELAYS

Hydrocephalus

What is Hydrocephalus? Hydrocephalus is a condition where there is a build-up of excessive fluid in the brain. The brain normally relies on a certain level of cerebrospinal fluid for protection, acting as a shock absorber and carrier of nutrients. When this balance is disturbed however, pressure on the brain increases which can result in…

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Brain Injury

What is Brain Injury? Brain injury is a general term used to describe damage to the brain, and may be caused by hereditary, congenital or degenerative factors.  Injury to the brain can also be acquired after birth through infection, accident or trauma, in which case it may be referred to as acquired brain injury (ABI)…

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Neurological Conditions

Problems with the Brain and Nervous System The nervous system is extremely complicated. The brain has often been likened to a central computer within a vast, complicated network of wiring (the nervous system). The brain works at lightening speed making infinite decisions that affect the outcome of everything we do. It allows us to breathe,…

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Developmental Delay

What is Developmental Delay? Developmental delay (DD) is a term used when a child is developing skills more slowly than other children in the same age group in the areas of speech and language, motor skills, self help, play and problem solving. When more than one area of development is affected, the term Global Development…

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Cerebral Palsy

What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a developmental disability that affects movement. It can result from damage or dysfunction in the developing brain, and may present before or at birth. It is estimated the approximately one child in 500 born in Australia will be diagnosed with CP. The effects of CP are different…

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