What Is Hemiplegia? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

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What is another term for hemiplegia?

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1. What type of hemiplegia is present at (or occurs shortly after) birth?

2. Usually, damage to the left hemisphere of the brain would cause hemiplegia on which side of the body?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Included within this quiz will be questions concerning the possible symptoms and different types of hemiplegia

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Special attention will be given to the topics of:

  • Hemiplegia's alternate name
  • Hemiplegia's effects
  • Therapy methods for hemiplegia

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be needed to complete the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure your understanding of hemiplegia and its different types
  • Information recall - be able to remember the possible symptoms of hemiplegia
  • Making connections - use what you've learned about hemiplegia to determine how damage in the brain dictates damage in the body

Additional Learning

Continue to the short lesson entitled, What is Hemiplegia? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatments, in order to gain a deeper understanding of hemiplegia. This lesson will help you understand:

  • The origins of hemiplegia
  • Hemiplegia's effect on motor skills
  • Treatment options for hemiplegia
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