Posts in 'Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis'

Developmental Delays in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Child Development

The signs of cerebral palsy (CP) can vary from child to child because there is a wide range of levels of this condition. One of the earliest indicators of cerebral palsy is uncontrollable movements of the head and extremities. This list of cerebral palsy symptoms by age isn’t exhaustive but serves as a good starting... Read More

Electroencephalogram (EEG) and Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

When diagnosing cerebral palsy (CP) in children, healthcare professionals may use brain imaging procedures or EEG to gain insight into how a child’s nervous system is functioning. Medical care teams can use neuroimaging tests to study seizures and related neuromuscular disorders in children. Learn more about neuroimaging through electroencephalography (EEG), how an EEG can help... Read More

Imaging Tests, Brain Scans and Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Over the last several decades, doctors and medical researchers have used brain imaging tests to help them understand how cerebral palsy (CP) develops in children and affects their lives. If your child’s doctor suspects that your child has CP, they may request brain imaging tests to help them correctly diagnose the condition. A pediatric neurologist,... Read More

IUGR and Cerebral Palsy: How Are They Related?

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a mother-to-be’s life. It’s also one of the most stressful times, as she does everything possible to help ensure a smooth delivery and a healthy, happy baby. Of course, in every pregnancy there lies the potential for possible risk to the health of baby and mother.... Read More

What to Know About Anoxia and Its Role in Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Anoxia is largely a birthing complication that affects children either in the womb, during the birthing process, or immediately after delivery. Going through this distress can lead to a child developing cerebral palsy. Here is what you should know about anoxia and its role in cerebral palsy. What Is Anoxia? Anoxia is a very serious... Read More

Detecting Signs of Cerebral Palsy in Your Newborn: What to Watch For

Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Child Development

One of the greatest joys—and reliefs—of new parenthood is seeing your baby reach the expected developmental benchmarks of infancy, such as sitting, rolling over, crawling, and walking. Babies who have trouble reaching these normal milestones may be exhibiting the signs of many different conditions. One such condition is cerebral palsy—a motor disorder that can result... Read More

Can Jaundice Cause Brain Damage in Newborns?

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Many new parents think that since jaundice is quite common, it isn’t serious and will clear up by itself. While it’s true that many newborns have minimal jaundice, severe jaundice can sometimes cause brain damage and lead to cerebral palsy. You may want to watch out for several risk factors and signs that your child... Read More

Can CMV Cause Cerebral Palsy?

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Cerebral Palsy Information

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a major risk factor for cerebral palsy (CP), the most common form of permanent motor disability in children. CP results from damage to a baby’s developing brain during pregnancy, birth, or very early childhood. CP has a variety of potential causes, and scientists continue to research the role of different illnesses and... Read More

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

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?