The Early Years

THE EARLY YEARS – Birth to School
Too many professionals are still working from an outdated, incorrect belief that there is “no hope of a cure” from early brain damage. This section will provide information on the interpretation of brain scans, early diagnosis of cerebral palsy, new treatments and examples of the improved outcomes that are now being achieved in many children.

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This 4-year-old boy has Diplegia. His speech is clear, but he runs out of breath. This difficulty is NOT a brain problem, it is caused by trunk weakness. Putting...
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There is a continuing controversy in pediatric neurorehabilitation about how much hope to give parents of a child with...
Parents of babies treated in a NICU learn that their baby has a “Brain Problem” earlier than many others...
Once they can be put in the upright position, trunk support is the first requirement. The difference in function...
In the bad old days, a child with cerebral palsy who attained any level of independent function was considered...