Category Archives: Cerebral Palsy

4 Types Of Diet For Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a congenital disorder which affects the motor skills of human beings. This condition affects infants and can even occur till the child is about three years old. This condition cannot be cured and continues throughout the life of the person. The muscles of such people do not develop normally and this hinders… Read More »

Foods for children with cerebral palsy

Today’s final edition on special needs diets is focused on cerebral palsy. Children with cerebral palsy may have a harder time getting sufficient nutrients due to the physical difficulties of chewing and swallowing. Ensuring a proper diet is extremely important. First, we will cover brain physiology and the most common physical symptoms associated with cerebral… Read More »

Nutritional Needs of Cerebral Palsy Children

While a proper diet is important for all children, it is especially important for those special needs children who suffer from cerebral palsy. Food choices are important since it’s been shown that they can improve or worsen some of the physical symptoms associated with cerebral palsy. It’s important for parents to know which foods to… Read More »

Activities for a Child With Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that can significantly impact a child’s ability to move and complete simple tasks. Most symptoms of cerebral palsy occur by the time a child is three years old; scientists are still researching to learn all the potential causes of this neurological illness. While a cerebral palsy diagnosis is distressing… Read More »

Trunk Control, Gross Motor Function and Cerebral Palsy

Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology published research on the relationship between segmental control of the trunk and the corresponding gross motor function in 92 children with cerebral palsy (Gross Motor Function Classification Levels I to V).  Each participant was assessed with the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM), the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI), and the… Read More »

Cerebral Palsy Exercises for Kids

As with most children, kids with cerebral palsy greatly benefit from exercise. Your doctor or physical therapist can recommend exercises that accommodate your child’s physical limitations. In a number of respects, exercise benefits kids with cerebral palsy in ways that improve the health of every child. Exercise strengthens the heart, reduces blood pressure and keeps… Read More »

Treating Cerebral Palsy Symptoms With Medical Marijuana-Its all About America Times

What Is Cerebral Palsy (CP)? Cerebral palsy (CP) is an incurable disorder of brain development, generally manifesting by the age of 3. It leads to various signs and symptoms, including difficulties in controlling movement (i.e. dysfunction in coordination, precision, and posture, spasticity/”stiff or tight muscles and exaggerated reflexes”, changes in muscle tone or reflexes, weakness, shaking/tremor). Patients… Read More »

Effects of Cerebral Palsy on a Child's Development

Overview Children with cerebral palsy (CP) have problems with muscle tone, balance and motor skills. CP is caused by brain damage during development. CP is actually an umbrella term that describes several disorders. Depending on the area of the brain that is damaged and the extent of the injury, different symptoms can result. According to… Read More »