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Toys & Activities for Children with Cerebral Palsy

It’s important for children who have cerebral palsy to engage in activities that are designed to accommodate their disability. These activities can be essential in helping the child enjoy the highest quality of life possible and to improve their muscular and skeletal development. Importance of Choosing Appropriate Activities Play...

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Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy

Cerebral palsy is a non-progressive developmental disorder which affects thousands of children every year. Thought to occur as a result of negligence and medical malpractice during pregnancy, delivery and shortly after birth, this condition has no known cure. However, a novel procedure that’s been performed by a surgeon in...

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Costs of Raising a Child With Cerebral Palsy

While the cost of raising a child with cerebral palsy is not the first thing on a parent’s mind, it is something that families do need to fully grasp. Raising a child with cerebral palsy can put a large financial burden on your family as a whole. Oftentimes families...

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Erb’s Palsy (Erb-Duchenne Palsy)

The condition known as Erb’s Palsy has symptoms that some may think are similar to cerebral palsy, but the condition is not caused by any type of brain injury or abnormality in the brain. As opposed to cerebral palsy, the cause of this condition is an injury to the...

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Cerebral Palsy Facts & Statistics

Of all the potential childhood disabilities in existence, cerebral palsy is the most common and affects approximately two to three out of every 1,000 live births in the United States. Today we’re going to look at a few facts and statistics about this commonly misunderstood disability.

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Cerebral Palsy and the Apgar Score

Not everyone is familiar with the function or even importance of the Apgar score. In all likelihood, anyone who has ever been in the hospital with a newborn is familiar with this part of the statistical birth data, but unless you have been faced with the possibility of a...

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Cerebral Palsy vs. Muscular Dystrophy

While cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy are two entirely different conditions, the similarities in some of the symptoms can sometimes cause confusion. It is important for everyone to understand how these two conditions differ. MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY Those with muscular dystrophy suffer from a loss of muscle tissue, and as...

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Cerebral Palsy vs. Multiple Sclerosis

While both multiple sclerosis (MS) and cerebral palsy affect the central nervous system and have some symptoms that are similar, the causes are quite different. In fact, there is no known cause for multiple sclerosis while cerebral palsy is believed to be related to something that went wrong either...

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