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"Because special people need to be taught in a special way"


What is it?

Microcephaly is a medical condition in which the circumference of the head is smaller than normal because the brain has not developed properly or has stopped growing. Microcephaly can be present at birth or it may develop in the first few years of life.


Depending on the severity of the accompanying syndrome, children with microcephaly may have:

  • delayed motor functions and speech
  • facial distortions
  • dwarfism or short stature
  • hyperactivity
  • seizures
  • difficulties with coordination and balance
  • and other brain or neurological abnormalities.
  • Some children with microcephaly will have normal intelligence and a head that will grow bigger, but they will track below the normal growth curves for head circumference.