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Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
February 17, 2017

When your baby’s brain is cut off from oxygen it can lead to dire consequences. Brain cells can begin dying in as little as five minutes of oxygen deprivation. Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a brain injury caused by having a lack of oxygen to the brain. Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy due to asphyxia is a leading cause of death and impairments among infants. It can cause development delays, mental and physical impairments as well as Cerebral Palsy. Babies with HIE have a 50% chance...

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Baclofen,Baclofen pump, spasticity, cerebral palsy
February 09, 2017

What is Baclofen and a Baclofen Pump?

Baclofen is medicine used to treat muscle symptoms that accompany Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy. Muscles receive electric signals from your nerves that instruct when to tense up and when to relax. These signals can become abnormal due to damaged nerves which results in spasticity. Ending with muscles not moving correctly and tensing up. Baclofen is a medicine that can help with this by restoring signals back to normal which improves how...

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February 06, 2017

Children and teens spend most of their time on school grounds. According to The University of Michigan adolescents spend around 32.5 hours a week around the classroom. That number does not include the extra hours that are made up by after school activities that include sports, clubs and events like dances or award ceremonies. Every parent wants their child to have a normal life. For...

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law, rights, cerebral palsy, discrimination, education, IEP, ADA
January 25, 2017

When you have a child with Cerebral Palsy, you need someone on your side. Someone who can help advocate for you. An attorney can help you navigate laws, privileges and opportunities to help your child lead their best life, including several that you might not know about. Life doesn’t have to be difficult, take advantage of the services they can help you with. Whether it is financial, educational or protecting individual rights, let them help you gain justice for your child.


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January 23, 2017

This will give you information about Cerebral Palsy and how a child might be born with this lifelong condition. It will also take a deeper look at the most common form of Cerebral Palsy, Spastic Cerebral Palsy, and the symptoms associated with it


Cerebal Palsy (CP) is the term given to a variety of neurological conditions that are caused...

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January 20, 2017

Cerebral Palsy is a condition linked with brain injury or trauma that takes place during pregnancy. The condition might not be obviously noticeable at first. A formal diagnosis is usually made once the brain is fully developed between 2 to 5 years of age. Often times a child will only be diagnosed early on if it is a severe case or implications happen at birth. All children are screened and tested by doctors over their first five years of birth for development and growth. During this time...

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Holiday Craft
December 13, 2016

The holidays are upon us, and what better way to celebrate than spending some quality time with our kids? Do-it-yourself holiday craft projects provide the opportunity to create lasting memories and practice motor skills with your child.

From holiday cards to home décor to family presents, these 10 DIY craft ideas can serve as a starting point to making your child’s holiday season merry and bright.

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December 09, 2016

A young child with Cerebral Palsy has become a three-time internet sensation. For the past two Halloween holidays (2015 and 2016), the child has trick-or-treated in a costume that incorporated the walker the child needs in order to walk. Now, the child and his parents have recently received news that their young son has been approved to undergo a medical surgery that can change the child’s life forever. The procedure is called a selective dorsal rhizotomy, and the boy’s parents hope that it...

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pain managment, therapy
December 06, 2016

Although children affected by Cerebral Palsy can have varied experiences with the condition (i.e., some may be able to walk but not be able to use one arm or the other while others may not have any functionality in any of their arms or limbs), pain seems to be an experience shared by many children impacted by Cerebral Palsy. The Cerebral Palsy Alliance estimates that approximately three out of every four children diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy will experience pain.

Knowing that their...

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 speech language pathologist, slp, therapy
December 02, 2016

When a child is newly diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy in the United States, the parents of that child can expect to meet with one or more specialists over the course of the child’s lifetime. The role of these specialists is simple: To assist the child in maintaining what functionality he or she does have and to assist the child in managing his or her Cerebral Palsy-related complications and impairments. One such specialist is a speech-language pathologist (SLP), sometimes known simply as a...

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