Damage to the brain from interruption of its blood supply.
A stroke is a medical emergency.
Symptoms of stroke include trouble walking, speaking and understanding, as well as paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg. Early treatment with medication like tPA (clot buster) can minimise brain damage. Other treatments focus on limiting complications and preventing additional strokes.
School readiness assessment and report writing: A school readiness assessment is a formal assessment, done by a qualified person, (usually an educational psychologist), to determine if a child is ready to enter primary school.
Work Visits: A work site visit is conducted by an Occupational Therapist for variety of reasons which include the following: Job analysis. Observing an employee whilst performing duties of his occupation and thereby assessing the physical and cognitive demands of the job, tasks and responsibilities.
A congenital disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture.
Cerebral palsy is due to abnormal brain development, often before birth.
Symptoms include exaggerated reflexes, floppy or rigid limbs and involuntary motions. These appear by early childhood. Long-term treatment includes physical and other therapies, drugs and sometimes surgery.
Damage to the skin or deeper tissues caused by sun, hot liquids, fire, electricity or chemicals.
The degree of severity of most burns is based on the size and depth of the burn.
Electrical burns, however, are more difficult to diagnose because they're capable of causing significant injury beneath the skin without showing any signs of damage on the surface. Symptoms range from a feeling of minor discomfort to a life-threatening emergency, depending on the size and depth (degree) of the burn.
Sunburn and small scalds can often be treated at home. Deep or widespread burns and chemical or electrical burns need immediate medical care, often at specialised burn units.
Spinal cord injuries:
Damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal.
A traumatic spinal cord injury may happen because of a sudden blow or cut to the spine.
A spinal cord injury often causes permanent loss of strength, sensation and function below the site of the injury.
Delayed milestones: These milestones usually occur during the first five years of life and are fairly predictable. When a child is not reaching these milestones, their development may be termed as 'delayed'. There are many reasons that a child may not be reaching their milestones and these will need to be fully investigated.
Head Injuries, Learning disabilities:
A head injury is a broad term that describes a vast array of injuries that occur to the scalp, skull, brain, and underlying tissue and blood vessels in the head. Head injuries are also commonly referred to as brain injury, or traumatic brain injury (TBI), depending on the extent of the head trauma.
Learning disabilities are due to genetic and/or neurobiological factors that alter brain functioning in a manner which affects one or more cognitive processes related to learning. These processing problems can interfere with learning basic skills such as reading, writing and/or math.