Visual Issues in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Associated Conditions, In the News, Updates

tudies have indicated that as many as 75% of children suffering from cerebral palsy have vision impairments of some kind. Sense of sight is an important part of a child’s development, and for children affected by cerebral palsy, detecting vision issues early is critical. Read More

Hearing Loss in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Associated Conditions, In the News, Updates

Children with cerebral palsy are more prone to hearing loss than other children. In fact, research indicates that about 15-20% of children with cerebral palsy have a hearing impairment of some kind. Without proper treatment, hearing loss in children with cerebral palsy can lead to difficulties in language development and social interactions are they grow older. Read More

Tips for Getting a Free or Low-Cost iPad

Assistive Technology, Updates

If you think your child could benefit from iPads and apps but you don’t want to break the bank, check out these ways you can go about getting an iPad completely (or mostly) free. Read More

The Best Apps for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Assistive Technology, Updates

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best special needs apps out there – and written a quick synopsis of how each one works! Read on to learn about some of the best assistive communication and educational apps available. Read More

Parents of Kids with CP: Your Rights Under the FMLA

In the News, Legal Help, Tips for Parents, Updates

Working parents of kids with CP often face unique challenges. For example, you may need to take several weeks off work while your child recovers from surgery. If you work holidays, there are likely no qualified caretakers available to watch your child on those days. There are hundreds of nerve-wracking ways that caring for your... Read More

A Grandmother’s Story: Seeking Answers and Help for Jakob

Stories, Updates

Rachel, the grandmother of a young boy with cerebral palsy, shares the story of her grandson’s difficult birth. After the mistakes made by hospital staff, her grandson Jakob did not get the oxygen his brain needed. This is their story of success and how attorneys uncovered the truth. I got there (to the hospital) about... Read More

Breaking Down Barriers: iPad Helpful Tool for Special-Needs Students

Assistive Technology, Education, In the News

The use of the iPad in education is "ever-expanding and ever-growing" for students with communication or curriculum access needs. Read More

Whole Body Vibration Therapy Increases Bone Strength

In the News, Treatments and Therapies

Although few therapies have proven successful at increasing bone and muscle strength among people with cerebral palsy, one promising approach is WBVT. Read More

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Shown to Impact Walking Patterns

In the News, Medical Research

In a step towards improving rehabilitation for patients with walking impairments, researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that non-invasive stimulation of the cerebellum, an area of the brain known to be essential in adaptive learning, helped healthy individuals learn a new walking pattern more rapidly. The findings suggest that cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may be a valuable therapy tool to aid people relearning how to walk following a stroke or other brain injury. Read More

Cerebral Palsy Parent: Childhood Osteoporosis

Patient Care

Although most often associated with aging, osteoporosis is a common complication of cerebral palsy, beginning in childhood. Although there is no cure, there are ways to prevent or minimize the effects of osteoporosis, or even improve bone health. The first important step in minimizing the effects of osteoporosis is diagnosis. Children with limited range of... Read More

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