Posts in 'Cerebral Palsy Information'

Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Information

Cerebral palsy, or CP, is the result of abnormal development or damage in the areas of the brain that control movement. The events that cause CP typically occur before, during, or shortly after a baby is born, or when the brain is developing in the first few years of the baby’s life. Here is a... Read More

Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits

Cerebral Palsy Information, Legal Help

While most parents may never know the exact cause of their child’s cerebral palsy, some cases can be directly connected to medically negligent prenatal or neonatal care or even a birth injury. If you believe an error in the healthcare you or your baby received may be responsible for causing your child’s cerebral palsy, the... Read More

Apraxia and Cerebral Palsy: How Are They Linked?

Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy Information, Patient Care

From balance and posture to speech and vision, cerebral palsy can affect a wide range of your child’s abilities and symptoms. Some children who develop cerebral palsy also have related complications and disorders, such as apraxia of speech. Discover how apraxia and cerebral palsy may be linked, and learn more about diagnosis and treatment for... 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

Alcohol and Drug Use During Pregnancy

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Information, Prenatal Care and Childbirth

Cerebral palsy is the result of abnormal brain development or damage to the brain of a fetus or young baby. There are a number of factors that can lead to the development of cerebral palsy, with many of them related to prolonged labor, high-risk mothers, and medical negligence. In some cases, it is impossible to... Read More

Cerebral Palsy Settlement

Cerebral Palsy Information, Legal Help, Tips for Parents

Living with cerebral palsy is different for each person. While CP does not worsen over time, the symptoms of your child’s CP can change as they get older. Generally, this change is for the better with supportive treatments, medications, and other therapeutic treatments. Even though there are advances in treatments, children with CP are still... Read More

Key Facts and Statistics About Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Information, Featured

Medical researchers dedicate their careers to learning all they can about cerebral palsy. Their work has shed light on many notable cerebral palsy facts and statistics that help us understand more about the condition, its causes and risk factors and treatment options. Read on for the latest cerebral palsy facts and statistics. How Common is... Read More

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Coping with a Recent Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Cerebral Palsy Information, Tips for Parents

By Lee Vander Loop CP Family Network Editor Questions, Concerns, and Your Child’s Future For parents and families experiencing their child’s recent cerebral palsy diagnosis, the world may feel frightening and uncertain. Whether your child is a newborn or even a few years old, learning they have a birth injury can be like a kick... Read More

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

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?