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New Discovery May Help Restore Speech in People With Cerebral Palsy

Some people with cerebral palsy are unable to speak or struggle to speak clearly. New technology may one day help them effectively communicate with others by turning the signals in their brains into synthesized speech. Cerebral palsy impacts a person’s ability to control their muscles, including those required for speech. One in 4 children with…

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How Parents Can Manage Epilepsy in Children With Cerebral Palsy

About half of children with cerebral palsy will also be diagnosed with epilepsy or experience seizures. Parents need to be aware of the co-occurrence of these two conditions so they can understand what treatments and therapies to pursue to improve their child’s quality of life. Epilepsy—or a brain disorder that causes seizures—commonly co-occurs in children…

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Nike Designs Special Shoe for Teen With Cerebral Palsy

Matthew Walzer, a 16-year-old with cerebral palsy, wrote a heartfelt letter to Nike about the struggles he faces trying to tie his shoes. The company responded by inviting him into the design process to create a shoe that would help him and others be more independent. Like many teenagers, Matthew Walzer dreams of going to…

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Virtual Reality Therapy May Help Motor Function in Kids With Cerebral Palsy

Children with cerebral palsy suffer from limited motor function and mobility issues, but technology and therapy can be combined with virtual reality therapy to help kids develop their mobility. Children with cerebral palsy struggle to control their movements because they experienced a brain injury at or around birth that affected their nervous system and muscle…

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What Expectant Mothers Need to Know About Preventing Birth Injuries

There are many different ways expectant mothers can help ensure their baby’s health throughout the pregnancy—eating healthy, exercising and knowing the right questions to ask your doctor. 6 Ways to Keep Your Baby Healthy During Pregnancy In a perfect world, one item that would never need to be on the list of things expectant mothers…

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