Nathan’s Story

Stories

By: Deborah Gardner (In 2007, an Iowa jury awarded Nathan and Deborah $13.5 million, believed to be the largest award in a birth injury case in the state’s history.) My son can’t walk, talk, sit up or use his hands, but he’s exceptionally bright. He smiles all the time. He’s happy. And he’s the highlight... Read More

Taking Care of Tiara

Stories

By: Donna, Tiara’s mother Tiara was born in September 1998 and has severe cerebral palsy. I was seven months pregnant with my second child when I woke up bleeding one Saturday morning. I called the doctor and was told to go to the emergency room. I got there about 8:45 a.m. My husband was at... Read More

Predicting Epileptic Seizures, Just Like the Weather

Assistive Technology, In the News

Via Science & Technology Research News Every morning you wake up and check the weather app on your smartphone, to see if it will rain. If the forecast probability is high enough, let’s say 80 per cent, you decide to bring an umbrella to work. Now, imagine waking up and not knowing if you will... Read More

Epilepsy Drug Therapies To Be Improved by New Targeted Approach

In the News, Medical Research

Via Neuroscience News New research from the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, has identified a protein that could help patients with epilepsy respond more positively to drug therapies. Epilepsy continues to be a serious health problem and is the most... Read More

Spare the Surgery: Drugs May Combat Hydrocephalus, Yale Study Finds

In the News, Medical Research

Via MDLinx.com Clinically available drugs may help combat a potentially lethal form of hydrocephalus now treated mainly by brain surgery, a new Yale–led study has found. Post–hemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH), characterized by a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) following hemorrhage of blood vessels in the brain, affects one in a thousand children and is currently treated... Read More

Learning with Music can Change Brain Structure

In the News, Treatments and Therapies

Via Neuroscience News Using musical cues to learn a physical task significantly develops an important part of the brain, according to a new study. People who practiced a basic movement task to music showed increased structural connectivity between the regions of the brain that process sound and control movement. The findings focus on white matter... Read More

A Progressive Running Program for Kids with Cerebral Palsy

In the News, Treatments and Therapies

Via: The National Library of Medicine A 12-year-old boy with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, Gross Motor Function Classification System level II, participated in a 20-week running program. The 6-minute walk test and the 88-item and 66-item versions of the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM) were administered at baseline and program completion. After completion of the... Read More

Neurodevelopmental Physical Therapy Improves Spasticity, But Not Movement, in Children With CP, Study Reports

In the News, Treatments and Therapies

By Stacy Grieve Via Cerebral Palsy News Today   A physical therapy approach known as neurodevelopmental treatment can improve shaking but not movement in children with cerebral palsy, according to a South Korean study. The study, published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science, was titled “Effect of neurodevelopmental treatment-based physical therapy on the change... Read More

Climbing May Be a Valuable Exercise for Children with Cerebral Palsy, Study Reports

In the News, Patient Care

VIA Cerebral Palsy News Today Climbing exercises help children with cerebral palsy function better, according to a study in Denmark. Researchers said climbing strengthens the link between the brain and muscles, increasing children’s ability to perform day-to-day activities. The children used an indoor climbing gym that included boulder climbing and wall climbing courses. The study,... Read More

Camp Smiles – Your Area

Updates

By: Anita Howell Camp Smiles turns 3 this year!!! We are now Camp Smiles – Grand Strand and operate as our own stand alone nonprofit. We have a proven system, community support, and an amazing team of people. Camp Smiles Grand Strand is set to be around for years to come. Now it is time... Read More

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