Posts in 'Assistive Technology'

Your Part in Obtaining a Letter of Medical Necessity

Assistive Technology, Cerebral Palsy Treatments, Equipment, Patient Care, Therapies, Tips for Parents, Treatments

When your child needs a particular medication, therapy, treatment, or assistive device, your request to an insurance company, government agency or other funding source can sometimes be denied. Oftentimes they will require a letter of medical necessity, which is typically provided by your physician or therapist. Letters of medical necessity are critical to getting coverage... Read More

Choosing the Right Communication Device for Your Child with Cerebral Palsy

Assistive Technology

By Lee Vander Loop CP Family Network Editor For many children with cerebral palsy, communication is a struggle. Some may have a limited ability to learn and understand speech due to cognitive impairment. Others may have difficulty speaking clearly because of motor issues that result in poor control over their tongues, lips, and mouths. Although... Read More

Can a Child Recover from Brain Damage?

Assistive Technology, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Cerebral Palsy Information, Cerebral Palsy Treatments, Therapies, Tips for Parents

Cerebral palsy can result if a baby’s cerebral motor cortex does not develop normally during fetal growth, or if the child experiences a brain injury before, during, or after birth. Though this brain damage cannot be repaired, various treatment options can sometimes improve a child’s capability and prognosis. Generally speaking, the earlier treatment begins, the... Read More

The Best Apps for Children with Cerebral Palsy in 2020

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

Assistive Devices Abound for Helping with Communication for Cerebral Palsy Kids

Assistive Technology, Updates

By Lee Vander Loop For many children with cerebral palsy, communication is a struggle. Some may have a limited ability to learn and understand speech due to cognitive impairment. Others may have difficulty speaking clearly because of motor issues that result in poor control over their tongues, lips, and mouths. Although children vary in language... 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

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?