Year: 2016

Infographic – Symptoms of Spastic Cerebral Palsy

What is CP or Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral Palsy is the term given to a variety of neurological conditions caused by a malformation in the brain or a brain injury sustained during pregnancy, labor, and/or delivery. The condition affects a child’s motor skills and development and will require lifelong care. In…

Defining Cerebral Palsy

The amount of information available to the public due to advances in technology has never been larger. The Internet has placed a wealth of medical science into the hands of just about everyone with a computer. The fact information is so readily available makes misconceptions and stigmas attached to conditions…

What is SSI and How Does a Child With Cerebral Palsy Qualify?

SSI, or Supplemental Security Income, is a federal government program. It pays benefits to eligible children living with disabilities. SSI benefits provide income to children with disabilities who have limited financial resources, and other people who are unable to earn an adequate living because of the limitations of their disability….

When Cerebral Palsy is Caused by HIE

Receiving a Cerebral Palsy diagnosis is a disturbing moment for most parents. Without any warning, with no signs of problems during the pregnancy, suddenly a child is diagnosed with a life-long condition: Cerebral Palsy. Among a wide range of questions surrounding such a diagnosis, it’s also important for parents to…

A Free Answer to ‘Why Cerebral Palsy’?

Any time a parent is told that their child will face challenges, the immediate concern is ‘Why?’ It’s a completely understandable question to want answered: why did this happen to my child? When those challenges are associated with a Cerebral Palsy diagnosis, there can be a wide spectrum of answers…

Hydrocephalus and Cerebral Palsy

Hydrocephalus, commonly referred to as ‘water on the brain’ (hence the name), involves the buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the skull. This fluid, in turn, stretches the flexible skull of an infant while putting significant pressure upon the brain. While a shunt can be used to drain this fluid,…