• Level 2
  • 2-3 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Training

Cerebral palsy awareness training aims to educate people about this common neurological condition, foster acceptance and inclusion, and provide strategies for effectively supporting individuals living with cerebral palsy. Raising awareness about cerebral palsy helps break down barriers. It leads to more inclusion, empathy and support.

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Cerebral palsy awareness training aims to educate people about this common neurological condition, foster acceptance and inclusion, and provide strategies for effectively supporting individuals living with cerebral palsy.

Raising awareness about cerebral palsy helps break down barriers. It leads to more inclusion, empathy and support. Everyone can play a part to encourage acceptance of those living with cerebral palsy.

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Course Summary

  • Understand the nature of the condition.
  • Examine the impact on the brain.
  • Explore the different types of palsy.
  • Discuss the causes, consequences, and communication challenges associated with palsy.

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    Where do you deliver this training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in Stoke on Trent, London, Swindon, Epsom & York if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). We can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practical.

    How long will the training last?

    This training will last 2-3 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as: underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. If a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met.

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Training

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common disabilities in children in the UK. About 1 in 400 children have cerebral palsy. But many people don’t know much about it. Raising awareness about cerebral palsy is important to help people understand and support those living with it. This Cerebral Palsy Training provides comprehensive understanding of Cerebral Palsy, its types, causes, consequences, and communication challenges.

  • Course Duration: 2- 3 hours
  • Course Level: Level 2
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: Yes

Course Overview

In this course, you will learn about the nature of palsy, a condition that impacts muscle control and movement. We will examine how palsy affects the brain, explore the different types such as cerebral palsy, and discuss causes, consequences, and communication challenges. By the end of this course, you will have a well-rounded understanding of palsy.

Who Should Attend:

The Cerebral Palsy Awareness course is ideal for healthcare workers in pediatric and adult services. This course provides a supportive environment for participants to ask questions, expand their knowledge, and gain confidence in providing appropriate care, treatment, and medication for individuals with cerebral palsy.

This course is also open to parents, caregivers, and non-medical staff who live with or support someone with cerebral palsy. Attending can increase your understanding and improve the care you provide.


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Course Content

Module 1: Understanding Cerebral Palsy 

In this module, we will delve into the fundamental aspects of Cerebral Palsy, laying the foundation for a deeper comprehension of the condition.

1.1 Nature of the Condition

  • What is Cerebral Palsy?
    • An in-depth exploration of what Cerebral Palsy is, its definition, and its impact on individuals.
  • Prevalence and Incidence
    • Understanding how common Cerebral Palsy is and its global prevalence.

1.2 Impact on the Brain

  • How Cerebral Palsy Affects the Brain
    • A closer look at how Cerebral Palsy influences brain development and functions.
  • Brain Development and Functions
    • Examining the role of the brain in Cerebral Palsy and the intricate connections between brain and body.

Module 2: Types of Cerebral Palsy 

This module focuses on different types of Cerebral Palsy, providing insights into their unique characteristics and symptoms.

2.1 Exploring Different Types

  • Spastic Cerebral Palsy
    • Detailed insights into spasticity, the most common type of Cerebral Palsy.
  • Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy
    • Understanding the challenges associated with involuntary movements.
  • Ataxic Cerebral Palsy
  • Mixed Types
    • Recognising cases where multiple types coexist and their implications.

2.2 Characteristics and Symptoms

  • Identifying Each Type
    • How to recognise and differentiate between various types based on their distinct characteristics.

Module 3: Causes and Consequences 

This module delves into the causes of Cerebral Palsy and explores the physical and emotional consequences that individuals may face.

3.1 Discussing the Causes

  • Prenatal Factors
    • A comprehensive examination of factors occurring before birth that may contribute to Cerebral Palsy.
  • Perinatal Factors
    • Understanding conditions during birth that may lead to Cerebral Palsy.
  • Postnatal Factors

3.2 Consequences of Cerebral Palsy

  • Physical Limitations
    • An exploration of the physical challenges individuals with Cerebral Palsy may encounter.
  • Cognitive and Emotional Impact
    • Understanding the potential cognitive and emotional effects of Cerebral Palsy.

Module 4: Communication Challenges (30 minutes)

This module focuses on the communication challenges faced by individuals with Cerebral Palsy and provides strategies for effective communication.

4.1 Communication in Cerebral Palsy

  • Speech and Language Difficulties
    • Examining the common speech and language challenges in individuals with Cerebral Palsy.
  • Alternative Communication Methods
    • Discovering alternative methods and assistive technologies for effective communication.

4.2 Strategies and Support

  • How to Assist Effective Communication
    • Practical strategies and support techniques to enhance communication with individuals with Cerebral Palsy.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define and describe the nature of palsy.
  2. Identify how palsy affects the brain.
  3. Differentiate between the various types of palsy.
  4. List and explain the primary causes of palsy
  5. Understand the consequences of living with palsy.
  6. Recognise the communication challenges faced by individuals with palsy.


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Other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Will attending this training make me competent?

A: In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency – be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency. We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.

Q: Who will conduct the Cerebral Palsy training?

A: One of our expert clinical tutors. These are either Nurses or Doctors with abundant clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

Q: What equipment will you use for training?

A: We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The Cerebral palsy awareness training will be relevant and transferable. However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided.

Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.

Questions and Answer on Cerebral Palsy

What is the cerebral palsy training course?

The cerebral palsy training course is a program that helps people learn about cerebral palsy, a condition that affects muscle control and movement. This course can teach individuals how to support and care for those with cerebral palsy.

What are the 4 types of cerebral palsy?

There are four main types of cerebral palsy: spastic, dyskinetic, ataxic, and mixed. Each type affects a person’s muscle movements differently, and the symptoms can vary from one person to another.

What is the most common cause of death in cerebral palsy patients?

The most common cause of death in people with cerebral palsy is often related to complications of their condition, such as respiratory issues or infections. It’s important to provide proper medical care to manage these risks.

Is cerebral palsy considered a mental disability?

No, cerebral palsy is not considered a mental disability. It primarily affects physical movement and muscle control. However, some people with cerebral palsy may also have intellectual or learning disabilities, but these are separate from the condition itself.


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