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Talia Williams
Mr. Hedges
SPCH 1315 10:20 MTWR
July 21 2010



Speech Topic: Hydrocephalus

General Purpose: To inform

Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about hydrocephalus and how it affects my brother, mines and my family
Central idea: Hydrocephalus plays a big part in my brother, mines and my family.


I. Capture Attention of the Audience: (Display power point of brother and hydrocephalus brain)

II.Orientation Material: Hydrocephalus also knows as “water on the brain” a medical condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles, or cavities of the brain. It has affected my little brother in a lot of different ways. He can’t walk, talk, feed his self; he also has water in his brain, and he wears diapers. He has a twin but she is okay. Because my brother is this way my family been through a lot. This has affected my family and me in a lot of different ways.

III.Central idea: Hydrocephalus affect us in a goof way and a bad way.


I. Hydrocephalus (Wikipedia)
A. “Water on the brain”
B. Accumulation fluid on brain
C. Surround your brain and Spain
D. Increased pressure inside skull
E. Enlargement of the head

II. Treatment (National Institute of Neurolgical)
A. Hard on the family
B. Surgical
C. Shunt
D. Dapokato

III. Causes (Cause of Fluid on the brain)
A. Doctors don’t know completely
B. Genetic imbalance
1. Two brains ventricles are blocked
C. Head Injuries
1. Accidents

IV. How it affect my brother
A. Can’t walk
B. Can’t talk
C. Wear diaper
D. Surgical all the times
E. Shunt
F. Can’t feed...
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