Bowen #

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Congenital CMV infection. Central coordination disorder
Bowens’s muscles are very tight. When placed in a sitting position, he can sit “rigid”, with his legs outstretched in front of him. When he moves, he can not control his body (bend at the waist, catch himself, etc) and falls over. His movements are uncontrolled. The amount of vision he has is unknown. He does not follow light with his eyes.
Bowen lags behind in all aspects of his development. He makes sounds, but does not have any functional communication. He does not appear to understand what is said to him. He does respond positively to touch at times. His report indicates that he has difficulty accepting any type of change in his environment.