Cerebral Palsy

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Cerebral Palsy - Cerebral Palsy Introduction - A Definition Of Cerebral Palsy, What This Book Does

Kenneth, now age twelve, remembers what it was like for him to grow up as a child with cerebral palsy: When I was about a year old, my mom first realized that something was wrong with me. I couldn't sit up straight, I couldn't stand, I was still crawling on the floor and pulling myself along with my hands. When my mother finally spoke to my pediatrician about it, he referred her to a…

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Cerebral Palsy - What Specific Treatments Are Available - Physical Therapy, Speech And Language Therapy, Other Treatments - Behavioral Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Drug Therapy

Therapy—whether for movement, speech, or everyday living tasks—is the most important part of treatment for people with cerebral palsy Some people get therapy at school, and some go to special clinics to see their therapists. Therapists are professionals who are trained to work with people to help them learn better or easier ways to do things. But no matter what the person's ag…

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