Year: 2016

10 Holiday Craft Ideas to Try with Your Child

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…

SDR: A Surgical Procedure Designed to Help Child Walk

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…

Pain Management for Children with Cerebral Palsy

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…

The Role of the Speech Pathologist

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…

Meningitis and Cerebral Palsy

When one thinks on the typical causes of cerebral palsy, attention is paid to what happens to the child in the womb, during delivery, and immediately after birth. A child whose brain suffers injury or trauma during these times is at risk of developing cerebral palsy if the brain’s neurological…

Link Between Cerebral Palsy and Breast Cancer Deaths

It is well established that a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy means the affected child may face one or more additional complications: muscle spasticity, difficulty in communicating or eating, and mental impairments are just some of the additional challenges that Cerebral Palsy patients will need to contend with throughout their lives….

Top Infections That Can Lead to Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is a collection of neurological conditions that are all caused by damage to a baby’s developing brain through an injury sustained before, during, or immediately after birth. When one thinks of an “injury,” one might naturally picture some physical act inflicted upon the child and/or the child’s mother:…