Posts in 'Cerebral Palsy Information'

Does Cerebral Palsy Get Worse With Age?

Cerebral Palsy Information

If someone you love has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, it’s natural to want to know how this will affect their outlook throughout their life. Cerebral palsy cannot be cured, so it’s important to know how the condition affects adults as well as children. What Do We Know About Cerebral Palsy In Older People? Research... Read More

Is Cerebral Palsy a Learning Disability?

Cerebral Palsy Information, Child Development

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders caused by brain damage or malformation, specifically to parts of the brain that control motor function. While cerebral palsy isn’t a learning disability, it often presents with coexisting conditions related to learning difficulties. How Does Cerebral Palsy Affect the Brain? Cerebral palsy affects the cerebral cortex, which... Read More

Developmental Milestones: Get the Facts

Cerebral Palsy Information, Child Development, Tips for Parents

While developmental milestones can be tremendously helpful in gauging a child’s mental and physical development, they are only guidelines. No two babies are alike and no two develop in the same ways or at the same rate, though most reach these milestones at similar ages. If your child was born prematurely, or has other challenges... Read More

Hydrocephalus as it Relates to Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Information

By Lee Vander Loop CP Family Network Editor Hydrocephalus is a Latin word meaning “water on the brain.” About 75% of children with hydrocephalus will have some form of motor disability. This can be in the form of cerebral palsy. The best analogy I can think of to describe the relation between cerebral palsy and... Read More

8 Things to Know After a Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Cerebral Palsy Information, Updates

For some parents, hearing the words “your child has cerebral palsy” for the first time is a huge shock. For many others, it only confirms what they have suspected for a long time. Still, some parents are relieved to hear the news; they knew something was wrong, and now that they know what it is, they can begin to take action. Read More

When Pursuing a Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Persistence is Key

Cerebral Palsy Information, Updates

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common developmental disorders in children. However, it may take years before an official cerebral palsy diagnosis is made. As a parent, you know your child better than anyone else, including your child’s doctors. If you believe your child isn’t developing normally, insist that your doctor investigate your concerns. Read More

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