Posts in 'Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis'

Potential Signs of Cerebral Palsy in 7-8-Month-Olds

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Child Development

Most children in the United States are not diagnosed with cerebral palsy until they are 2 years of age, on average. However, many children show signs of this condition at a much earlier age. Early diagnosis often leads to better outcomes as children can enter early intervention programs sooner. Take a closer look at some... Read More

What Are the Potential Signs of Cerebral Palsy in 9-12-Month-Olds?

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Child Development

The time leading up to a baby’s first birthday is very exciting for many families. However, it’s also a time that some parents realize their child isn’t meeting common developmental milestones. The following behaviors could be a sign that your 9- to 12-month-old child has cerebral palsy. Motor Skill Difficulties in 9- to 12-Month-Olds Most... Read More

What Are the Potential Signs of Cerebral Palsy in 5-6-Month-Olds?

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Child Development

Cerebral palsy (CP) happens when brain damage affects an individual’s ability to control muscle movements adequately. Several conditions can result in this type of brain injury, including lack of oxygen, maternal infection, head injury, bleeding in the brain and problems with blood supply getting to the brain before birth. While some families may receive a... Read More

Potential Signs of Cerebral Palsy in 3-4-Month-Olds

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Child Development

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder that affects brain development and typically results in movement issues and abnormal muscle tone that can affect a child’s motor and normal developmental skills. CP is often caused by complications during labor and delivery, or circumstances immediately after birth. While it’s possible for a child to receive a CP... Read More

What Are the Potential Signs of Cerebral Palsy in Infants and Toddlers?

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Child Development

Cerebral palsy is typically characterized by a child’s inability to control their muscles, and it may be first apparent in a child’s struggle to achieve developmental milestones. Sometimes, CP is the result of brain damage sustained during labor and delivery. While some children with CP receive a diagnosis in the first few months of birth,... Read More

Can Low Apgar Scores Be an Indication of Cerebral Palsy?

Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Healthcare professionals evaluate newborn babies, grading them with Apgar scores, an assessment that analyzes their appearance, responsiveness and general condition shortly after birth. In this article, we take a closer look at the connection between low Apgar scores and cerebral palsy. What Is an Apgar Score? The Apgar score—developed in 1952 by Dr. Virginia Apgar—is... Read More

How to Determine the Severity of Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a condition caused by brain damage that affects muscle control and coordination, purposeful movement, and balance. Most injuries leading to cerebral palsy occur in a fetus or newborn’s developing brain. While early signs can indicate a child has cerebral palsy, many are not visible at birth and only become obvious as... Read More

Potential Signs of Cerebral Palsy in 17-24-Month-Olds

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Doctors typically diagnose cerebral palsy in children after they reach 2 years old. That’s because many of the signs of cerebral palsy become more pronounced around a child’s second birthday. However, it is possible to receive a diagnosis before your child’s second birthday. Discover some of the most common potential signs of cerebral palsy in... Read More

Potential Signs of Cerebral Palsy in Newborns

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Cerebral palsy (CP) affects motor skills, movement, and muscle tone while hindering the body from moving in a purposeful and coordinated way. It may also affect other body functions involving muscles and motor skills like talking, bowel and bladder control, eating, and breathing. Cerebral palsy signs newborn babies may exhibit are often the result of... Read More

How Is Cerebral Palsy Diagnosed?

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Events that cause a child to develop CP, including medical malpractice, frequently occur around the time of birth. But typically, CP is not diagnosed until significant motor impairment shows itself, which may take more than a year. Following an observational diagnosis of assessing key milestones that your child has or has not hit per the... Read More

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?