Posts in 'Child Development'

Physical Activity—Any Time Is a Good Time to Get Kids with Cerebral Palsy Moving

Child Development, Patient Care, Tips for Parents

By Lee Vander Loop CP Family Network Editor We’re all aware of the physical and psychological health benefits of keeping children physically active, but for parents and caregivers of children with cerebral palsy, this can often be a challenge. Medical research and personal experience show that people with disabilities benefit greatly when they participate in... Read More

Psychotherapy for Children Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy

Associated Conditions, Cerebral Palsy Therapies, Child Development

Editor’s Note: When you factor in today’s challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting interruption of education, therapy, and support services—not to mention the social isolation—it’s a perfect storm with the potential to create a lasting, detrimental impact on a child’s sometimes fragile mental wellbeing. In a recent study, researchers noted anxiety, depression, irritability,... Read More

Cerebral Palsy and Childhood Osteoporosis

Associated Conditions, Child Development

By: John Hartford Although osteoporosis is often associated with aging, it is a common complication of cerebral palsy beginning in childhood. Osteoporosis is a disorder characterized by lack of bone density or bone mass. Children with these “thin bones” can sustain bone fractures from very little trauma, seriously impacting all areas of their lives. Although... Read More

Periods and CP: Tips for Parents

Child Development, Tips for Parents

hen we post our “Question of the Day” on Facebook, we always expect some interaction. After all, our community is very active and loves to help other families facing the same issues. However we were pleasantly surprised when we received an overwhelming amount of feedback to this question. Read More

Is Summer Camp in Your Child’s Future?

Child Development

Summer is almost here and if you’re a parent of a child of a certain age, you start hearing chatter about summer camps, day camps and all fun activities typical children enjoy. But what about your child who uses a wheelchair, or has difficulty speaking or eating? Is this in his or her future? Read More

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?