The Importance of Cerebral Palsy Early Intervention

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Child Development, Tips for Parents

Receiving a cerebral palsy diagnosis for your child can be an overwhelming experience that few parents are prepared to navigate. Along with the physical and emotional struggles, parents must learn to navigate their child’s medical needs, as well as the financial burden that accompanies those needs. And the sooner this begins, the better. This article... Read More

Samantha’s Story

Legal Help, Stories

Excerpt from, “Patients’ Rights and Doctors’ Wrongs® – Secrets to a Safer Pregnancy and Childbirth” Howard A. Janet, Esquire – CPFN Legal Advisor and Giles H. Manley, MD, JD – CPFN Medical Advisor Samantha is beginning to worry. She’s been awake for well over an hour, but hasn’t felt her baby move. Ordinarily, she feels... Read More

Coping with a Recent Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Cerebral Palsy Information, Tips for Parents

By Lee Vander Loop CP Family Network Editor Questions, Concerns, and Your Child’s Future For parents and families experiencing their child’s recent cerebral palsy diagnosis, the world may feel frightening and uncertain. Whether your child is a newborn or even a few years old, learning they have a birth injury can be like a kick... Read More

Does Cerebral Palsy Get Worse With Age?

Cerebral Palsy Information

If someone you love has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, it’s natural to want to know how this will affect their outlook throughout their life. Cerebral palsy cannot be cured, so it’s important to know how the condition affects adults as well as children. What Do We Know About Cerebral Palsy In Older People? Research... Read More

Can Cerebral Palsy Be Caused by a Head Injury?

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Legal Help

There are many different factors that can cause cerebral palsy in babies. In certain cases, cerebral palsy in infants may be the result of a traumatic brain injury that causes irreparable damage to a baby’s undeveloped brain. Traumatic brain damage that occurs during the labor and delivery process is considered a severe medical issue. Read... Read More

Is Cerebral Palsy a Learning Disability?

Cerebral Palsy Information, Child Development

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders caused by brain damage or malformation, specifically to parts of the brain that control motor function. While cerebral palsy isn’t a learning disability, it often presents with coexisting conditions related to learning difficulties. How Does Cerebral Palsy Affect the Brain? Cerebral palsy affects the cerebral cortex, which... Read More

What Are the Latest Advances in Cerebral Palsy Treatment?

Cerebral Palsy Treatments

When you’re trying to enhance the mobility and quality of life for your child with cerebral palsy, it can be difficult to stay informed of the latest innovations in cerebral palsy treatments and therapies. Cerebral palsy researchers have made some huge advancements in recent years, though, giving us hope for even more scientific breakthroughs in... Read More

What to Know About Legal Compensation and Claims for Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Legal Help

Many cerebral palsy cases have no known cause, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, some cases may stem from inadequate professional prenatal or neonatal care, or incidents during labor and delivery. If you feel medical negligence caused cerebral palsy in your child, you may have a case for compensation. Read on... Read More

What to Know About Anoxia and Its Role in Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Anoxia is largely a birthing complication that affects children either in the womb, during the birthing process, or immediately after delivery. Going through this distress can lead to a child developing cerebral palsy. Here is what you should know about anoxia and its role in cerebral palsy. What Is Anoxia? Anoxia is a very serious... Read More

Developmental Milestones: Get the Facts

Cerebral Palsy Information, Child Development, Tips for Parents

While developmental milestones can be tremendously helpful in gauging a child’s mental and physical development, they are only guidelines. No two babies are alike and no two develop in the same ways or at the same rate, though most reach these milestones at similar ages. If your child was born prematurely, or has other challenges... Read More

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