Tag: Children with Cerebral Palsy

A man with a robotic exoskeleton on his legs walks down a hallway

Wearable Robotics Improve Mobility in People With Cerebral Palsy

Children with cerebral palsy are getting better at walking with the help of wearable robotic devices. Cerebral palsy is a mobility disorder caused by brain damage that happened around or at birth. Because the damage could be in various places in the brain, symptoms of cerebral palsy vary from person to person. However, one mobility…

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Surf Therapy May Have Health Benefits for Kids With Cerebral Palsy

If your child with cerebral palsy is growing tired of traditional physical therapy, there are some new options that are proving beneficial for rehabilitation, mobility, and fitness. According to new research, surf therapy for cerebral palsy is just one of the latest therapy options. Children with cerebral palsy may suffer from many mobility issues, which…

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Normalizing Cerebral Palsy: Bodi’s Story

While children with cerebral palsy may face physical and emotional challenges, their differences do not make them less human than any of us. No one exemplifies this lesson better than Bodi Ealey. A Mother’s Love Bodi — who was born with cerebral palsy and later died in a care facility — was dutifully cared for by…

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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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