Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. CP is caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain that affects a person’s ability to control his or her muscles. There are many different levels of CP, and as a result the symptoms vary as well. Signs and symptoms of CP appear during infancy or preschool years.
Symptoms in a Baby Younger Than 6 Months of Age
Symptoms in a Baby Older Than 6 Months of Age
Symptoms in a Baby Older Than 10 Months of Age
There are many benefits to therapy for children with CP. Through therapy a child with CP will strengthen their social skills, achieve self-confidence, and learn how to handle every-day tasks by themselves. Each of our therapists develops a course of treatment that is specific to each individual, complete with a set of goals that that will encourage growth.
Our occupational therapists will work to identify methods a child can learn to complete tasks, work on helping children with CP develop a sense of place in their environment and helping them handle every-day tasks.
The goal of our physical therapists is to help individuals with CP develop coordination, build strength and improve balance, and maximize independence along with other goals dependent on each patient.
Then our speech-language pathologists not only help children with CP improve their communication skills, but they also help them understand how to comprehend language, as well as ways to express themselves.