Posts in 'In the News'

Clinical Trials and Cerebral Palsy: The Basics

In the News, Medical Research, Updates

As with most medical conditions, cerebral palsy does not have just one treatment. Considered “incurable,” the condition of cerebral palsy results in a lifelong quest for improvements, not cures. Read More

When to Contact Your Child’s Doctor During the Holidays

Doctor Visits, In the News, Updates

You may have read this blog post in which Giles Manley urges parents and expectant women: Call a doctor if you feel like you should, even and especially over the holidays! This advice rings equally true for the families of children with special needs Read More

Common Mistakes Leading to Brain Injury in Newborns

Birth and Brain Injuries, In the News, Updates

As an attorney with more than 20 years of obstetrical experience, I regularly sit down with parents and review situations in which medical error is the suspected cause of their child’s cerebral palsy. While each case is different, there are certain medical errors which come up most often. Failure to Diagnose and Respond to a... Read More

Possible Signs of Medical Error During Labor and Delivery

Birth and Brain Injuries, In the News, Updates

Fortunately, most births in the United States are complication-free. But in my practice, I primarily deal with parents whose child was diagnosed months or even years after birth with cerebral palsy, and who suspect medical error may have played a part. I have investigated some 10,000 of these cases over the years. Read More

Hearing Loss in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Associated Conditions, In the News, Updates

Children with cerebral palsy are more prone to hearing loss than other children. In fact, research indicates that about 15-20% of children with cerebral palsy have a hearing impairment of some kind. Without proper treatment, hearing loss in children with cerebral palsy can lead to difficulties in language development and social interactions are they grow older. Read More

Visual Issues in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Associated Conditions, In the News, Updates

tudies have indicated that as many as 75% of children suffering from cerebral palsy have vision impairments of some kind. Sense of sight is an important part of a child’s development, and for children affected by cerebral palsy, detecting vision issues early is critical. Read More

The Power of Social Media to Affect Disability Policy

Advocacy, In the News, Updates

Raising a child with a disability can sometimes feel isolating. Parents frustrated with policies and laws affecting their child may believe that there is little they can do to make their voices heard. In today’s Internet culture, it’s easier than ever before for the disabled and their families to come together and affect change on a large scale. Read More

Parents of Kids with CP: Your Rights Under the FMLA

In the News, Legal Help, Tips for Parents, Updates

Working parents of kids with CP often face unique challenges. For example, you may need to take several weeks off work while your child recovers from surgery. If you work holidays, there are likely no qualified caretakers available to watch your child on those days. There are hundreds of nerve-wracking ways that caring for your... Read More

Breaking Down Barriers: iPad Helpful Tool for Special-Needs Students

Assistive Technology, Education, In the News

The use of the iPad in education is "ever-expanding and ever-growing" for students with communication or curriculum access needs. Read More

Whole Body Vibration Therapy Increases Bone Strength

In the News, Treatments and Therapies

Although few therapies have proven successful at increasing bone and muscle strength among people with cerebral palsy, one promising approach is WBVT. Read More

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