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W. Astiata1, S.P. Bindra2, E.W. Astiata3

1Tripoli University (LIBYA)
2Civil Aviation College (LIBYA)
3Community Health Department Derna (LIBYA)
Libyan survey shows that four types of cerebral palsy exist: athetoid cerebral palsy, spastic cerebral palsy, ataxic cerebral palsy and mixed cerebral palsy. Children with Disabilities that suffer from spastic cerebral pals are of order of 60 to 80 percent. 10 to 20 percent of cases are athetoid cerebral palsy, and 5 to 10 percent of cases are ataxic cerebral palsy.

This paper is designed to highlight some experiences for education and learning of students impacted by palsy i.e a neurological disorder that occurs during infancy or early childhood. It shows how cerebral palsy needs to be addressed after due consideration of several different issues, including communication difficulties. The objective is to assist special education teachers who can learn more about the language difficulties and the different cerebral palsy communication methods available.

Libya based Children Tripoli University hospital findings show that when working with students who have cerebral palsy, as well as speech and language difficulties, some etiquette like when working with a student who cannot understand what teacher has said, one has to be patient and repeat oneself. The university hospital good practice is that repeating back the information to make sure teacher understands what the student said. Finally, in case of the student who use cerebral palsy communication methods, teacher is advised to not to mind having sentences finished to save time, but before doing so, always make sure the student is okay with this