Posts in 'Child Development'

Potential Signs of Cerebral Palsy in 7-8-Month-Olds

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Child Development

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?

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Child Development

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 Diagnosis, Child Development

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

Potential Signs of Cerebral Palsy in 3-4-Month-Olds

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Child Development

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder that affects brain development and typically results in movement issues and abnormal muscle tone that can affect a child’s motor and normal developmental skills. CP is often caused by complications during labor and delivery, or circumstances immediately after birth. While it’s possible for a child to receive a CP... Read More

What Are the Potential Signs of Cerebral Palsy in Infants and Toddlers?

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Child Development

Cerebral palsy is typically characterized by a child’s inability to control their muscles, and it may be first apparent in a child’s struggle to achieve developmental milestones. Sometimes, CP is the result of brain damage sustained during labor and delivery. While some children with CP receive a diagnosis in the first few months of birth,... Read More

Adaptive Toys for Cerebral Palsy

Child Development, Tips for Parents

Selecting toys for children that have cerebral palsy can present a challenge for some parents, friends, and caregivers. It’s important to choose toys that are easy for children with CP to use so that they can have fun safely, regardless of their difference in abilities. Rest assured that there are many options available. Switch-Adapted Toys... Read More

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

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

A Parent’s Guide to Physical Therapy for Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Treatments, Child Development, Tips for Parents

Each individual diagnosed with cerebral palsy may face special challenges, and no one-size-fits-all plan for treatment exists. Many individuals diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) experience significant physical setbacks. As a result, physical therapy for cerebral palsy is often a core element of treatment. Your child’s team of healthcare professionals can work with you to determine... Read More

Best Toys for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Child Development, Featured, Tips for Parents

When you’re raising a child with cerebral palsy, the toys they play with need to promote the development of fine and gross motor skills, communication skills and intellectual growth—which means they should be carefully chosen to accommodate your child’s unique abilities. But they should also be a safe and fun way to help your child... Read More

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?