Posts in 'Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis'

A Parent’s Guide to Birth Asphyxia and Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

If your baby suffered asphyxia during birth that resulted in a brain injury, you are likely seeking answers about why and how the injury happened, if it could have been prevented, and what your child’s future looks like. Below we answer some of the most common questions parents have, including those about birth asphyxia and... Read More

Dyskinesia and Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Patient Care, Prenatal Care and Childbirth, Tips for Parents

Dyskinesia by definition is a movement disorder. Involuntary (not within a person’s control) muscle contractions create uncontrollable bodily movements. These involuntary movements are often triggered when trying to perform everyday tasks, such as reaching for a glass of water. There are three general categories of dyskinetic movement disorders: Dystonia presents as twisting and repetitive type... 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

Are You Born With Cerebral Palsy?

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Featured

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common movement-related disorders seen in children across the globe. This disorder is often characterized by a lack of muscle tone, poor coordination and balance, the development of learning disabilities and difficulty walking. According to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation, as many as 0.3% of babies born in... Read More

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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

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

Can Cerebral Palsy Be Diagnosed Before or During Birth?

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

The brain damage that causes or contributes to cerebral palsy can occur during pregnancy, during birth and even after birth. Many parents ask if cerebral palsy can be detected before birth, but the diagnosis usually does not happen until a child is two or three. The earlier you get the diagnosis, the better, so bring... Read More

Earlier Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis Improves Quality of Life

Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Five U.S. hospitals have now implemented international cerebral palsy diagnosis guidelines that have allowed them to reduce the average age at diagnosis from 19.5 months to 9.5 months. Most hospitals have an average age of about two years at diagnosis. The Nationwide Children’s Hospital, based in Columbus, Ohio, was the first hospital to implement the... Read More

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?