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Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy in Newborns
Cerebral palsy isn’t always apparent at birth, often taking months or years to diagnose. However, there are some signs and symptoms that you may be able to spot in your newborn. If you see these signs, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your child has cerebral palsy, but your pediatrician will likely want to monitor your... Read More
Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is a condition caused by brain damage that leads to poor muscle tone and movement issues, including rigidity, involuntary movements, and unbalanced walking. The effects of CP on a child can vary, but it’s important to understand the possible cerebral palsy symptoms so that you can get your child the help they need.... Read More
Back Arching and Cerebral Palsy
When a baby or child is crying, they often engage in other physical behaviors that indicate their frustration with a situation. While back arching can indicate minor physical pain or distress, it can also indicate a more serious medical condition. If your child is arching their back while crying severely and cannot be consoled, they... Read More
Why Isn’t My Child Meeting Developmental Milestones?
If you’re like many parents, you’re keeping a close watch on your child’s progress toward developmental milestones. You also may be wondering what it means if your child is not reaching those milestones at the predicted pace. What Are Some Common Developmental Milestones? Babies typically reach certain milestones around particular points in their lives. Every... Read More
My Child Received a Late Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy—What Do I Do?
Cerebral palsy may be diagnosed early in a child’s life but, in many cases, parents don’t learn that their child has cerebral palsy until later. A cerebral palsy late diagnosis can be difficult, but this condition is manageable at any age when you know what to expect and how to handle these challenges. When Is... Read More
Cranial Ultrasound and Cerebral Palsy
If a child continues to miss critical milestones or fails to hit them within an appropriate developmental timeline, your pediatrician may refer you to a pediatric neurologist. These doctors specialize in diseases affecting infants and children’s nervous systems. They will begin the diagnostic process by conducting various neurological tests such as cranial ultrasound to help... Read More
Is Cerebral Palsy Caused at Birth?
A vast majority of cerebral palsy cases will occur before birth, while a baby is still in the womb. In fact, some organizations show that this number might be as high as 70%. When cerebral palsy is caused in the womb or during childbirth, it’s called “congenital” cerebral palsy. A much smaller portion of cerebral... Read More
Potential Signs of Cerebral Palsy in 7-8-Month-Olds
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?
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 (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