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$2.5 Million Award Given by NIH to Study Potentially Groundbreaking Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy

$2.5 Million Award Given by NIH to Study Potentially Groundbreaking Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has funded a study to research new methods of helping children with cerebral palsy improve their ability to walk. This $2.5 Million award was given to Dr. Noelle Moreau, for her work at Louisiana State University Health School of Allied Health Professions (LSUHSC). Cerebral palsy is one of the more…


Virtual Reality Games Give Kids with Cerebral Palsy an Innovative Way to Improve Motor Skills

Virtual Reality Games Give Kids with Cerebral Palsy an Innovative Way to Improve Motor Skills

Several recent studies have examined the use of virtual reality (VR) games as therapy for children with cerebral palsy. These games are designed to help children develop cognitive skills and motor skills in a way that is more engaging than traditional rehabilitation. Interactive VR systems have been used as a therapy alternative for 15 years, more…


Study Finds Therapeutic Hypothermia and Caffeine May Be Effective Treatments for Cerebral Palsy

Study Finds Therapeutic Hypothermia and Caffeine May Be Effective Treatments for Cerebral Palsy

A recent research report examined 43 studies of treatment methods aimed at preventing or lessening the severity of cerebral palsy. This disability affects an individual’s motor control and is caused by an injury or medical error made by a doctor or hospital staff before or during the birthing process, or shortly after a child is more…


Cerebral Palsy Rates Drop with Better Prenatal Care, According to Recent Study

Cerebral Palsy Rates Drop with Better Prenatal Care, According to Recent Study

A recent study conducted in Norway suggests that better health care for mothers and infants before and during childbirth can decrease the rate of cerebral palsy. This research was published in the European Journal of Pediatric Neurology, and supports previous studies that link improvements in obstetrics care to a lower number of infants born with more…


Creative Ad Blitz by Cerebral Palsy Foundation Celebrates Comically Awkward Moments

Creative Ad Blitz by Cerebral Palsy Foundation Celebrates Comically Awkward Moments

The Cerebral Palsy Foundation (CPF) recently started an innovative new social media campaign using short, animated videos designed to educate people on how to respond to individuals with disabilities. These animated shorts are narrated by the announcer for the White Sox, Jason Benetti, who has cerebral palsy. Benetti suggests that one of the best ways more…


Nike Adds to FlyEase Line of Shoes, Developed for Athletes with Disabilities

Nike Adds to FlyEase Line of Shoes, Developed for Athletes with Disabilities

Nike is releasing a new model in its FlyEase line of shoes, which have been developed for and in consultation with people with disabilities. The company’s product development scientists have often worked with people with cerebral palsy, a disability that affects motor control, and which may be caused by a medical mistake made by a more…


Employers Appreciating Diverse Perspective and Talents of People with Disabilities

Employers Appreciating Diverse Perspective and Talents of People with Disabilities

A recent survey conducted by the University of New Hampshire Institute of Disability and the Kessler Foundation suggests that people with disabilities are making gains in the workplace. Not only are they pressing forward despite physical barriers, people with disabilities feel they are gaining respect as competent employees. This is positive news for individuals with more…


Children with Disabilities Not Served by Current Educational System, Reports Suggest

Children with Disabilities Not Served by Current Educational System, Reports Suggest

Two recent studies have important implications for students with disabilities, and how they are treated in our educational system. These findings reveal that students with disabilities have higher rates of being disciplined at school, and do not perform as well as their peers in math and reading. While such problems might seem to have different more…


Apple Designs New Emojis to Better Represent People with Disabilities

Apple Designs New Emojis to Better Represent People with Disabilities

Wheelchair users, service dogs, and prosthetic limbs are just a few of the new emojis Apple plans to bring to their smartphones in an effort to better represent people with disabilities. This month, Apple submitted a Proposal for New Accessibility Emoji to the Unicode Consortium, the non-profit in charge of emoji requests among other software more…


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