Neurodisability is wide range of conditions that affects brain function and can result in variety of difficulties for child like mobility, hand function, speech, hearing, vision, memory etc. It is thought 15 out of 100 children have some kind of Neurodisability.

What is Neurodisability?

Neuro-disability refers to the deficits or impairments an individual can experience when they have been affected by a brain injury or brain damage. Brain damage can occur as a result of a wide range of injuries, illnesses, or conditions. These can include:

  • Car accidents
  • Assaults
  • Sports injuries
  • Falls or accidents
  • Poisoning
  • Infection, such as encephalitis or meningitis
  • Stroke
  • Heart attacks

What are the symptoms of Neuro-Disability?

Symptoms of neuro-disability are diverse but can include physical symptoms, such as:

  • Paralysis or hemiplegia (paralysis of the arm, leg, and trunk on the same side of the body)
  • Co-ordination, posture and balance problems
  • Sensory changes – especially anosmia (smell) and taste
  • Epilepsy fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Perceptual problems
  • Dysphagia (swallowing problems)
  • Poor nutritional status

How can LCNC help?

Our dedicated interdisciplinary teams use their knowledge and expertise in order to work with the individual to address the consequences of their disability, maximise independence and increase the quality of their life.


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