The Cerebral Palsy Blog

July 19, 2016

Spending time at the beach is the perfect activity for any family, especially on a hot, sunny day. Have you ever got to the beach - kids in tow - and realize that you forgot a couple items? Or realized you should have packed a specific item? It happens to the best of us so we wanted to create a blog on tips for packing for the beach in hopes that every family will be more prepared next time.

Planning and Packing for the Beach

Tip #1: Accessibility Check

Even though all beaches should be accessible to everyone, this is not always...

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Tags: beach, summer, sand, play therapy, parenting
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July 12, 2016

You have no doubt heard about the latest smartphone game that is sweeping the nation in popularity and usage. Pokémon GO, available on iPhone and Android, is a brand new game that has children and adults alike looking to ‘catch them all.’ However, there are some very basic facts that parents need to know about this Pokémon GO to keep their child safe and avoid unnecessary problems.

First, to give those...

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Tags: pokemon, fun, apps, games, parenting
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June 21, 2016

With a headline like that, it’s hard to create an introduction that doesn’t simply get to the facts! In the spirit of warmer weather, we have sand on our mind! Given the fact that families across the country will be flocking to the beach, here are a few suggestions surrounding sand to help your child with Cerebral Palsy.

First, sand art. Something your child may have already come across while in school or in therapy, sand art is a simple yet effective way to get your child in touch with their creative side. There are two major forms we would recommend: sand art...

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Tags: craft, fun, art, cerebral palsy, special education
June 20, 2016

After a child’s Cerebral Palsy diagnosis, early medical and therapy intervention is often the critical next step. The name for the critical therapies aimed at helping your child overcome certain Cerebral Palsy-related challenges, early intervention can come in a wide range of forms. Ultimately, though, the goal of any therapy effort is to help with your child’s future. For that reason, we recommend keeping an open mind on ways you can introduce themes of your child’s therapies into his or her everyday life.

If your child is involved in Occupational Therapy, you’...

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Tags: therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, cerebral palsy, fun
June 17, 2016

We are extremely excited about the direction in which research has progressed in the last few years. In terms of robotics and electronics, advances are being made that are not only encouraging but also life-changing. While the verdict is still out on some scientific advances like stem cell therapy or Botox, we want to bring attention to several Cerebral Palsy research advances that you should know about:

  • First, robotics. While most people relate advances in robotics to a future filled with robot butlers or self-driving cars, the truth is that there are other...
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Tags: research, cerebral palsy, robotics, SaaS, technology
June 14, 2016

Every parent knows the amount of pride a child feels when they accomplish a goal. Crafts, especially art projects, are a common source of joy in the family home. Our latest craft suggestion carries with it two options: allowing for your child to create the frame that can also feature future creations! We hope this is a fun project for your family that builds more confidence in your child with special needs while serving as a unique gift, decoration, project and more!

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Tags: crafts, art, projects, cerebral palsy, fun
June 13, 2016

We like to share a wide range of information on our Facebook Page, most often profiling the achievements and assistance available for children. However, we also like to show the incredible accomplishments that adults with Cerebral Palsy have accomplished. In doing so, we hope that the efforts inspire those who do not know what the future can hold for their child. One outspoken author, Nicole Luongo, accomplishes both of these goals: sharing her voice regarding childhood while also demonstrating the sky is the limit...

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Tags: cerebral palsy, nicole luongo, author, inspiration, support groups
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June 10, 2016

There is a wide assortment of associative conditions tied to the brain injury resulting in a Cerebral Palsy diagnosis. One example of a condition that can correlate with Cerebral Palsy is microcephaly. This condition, marked by a smaller head size than typical newborns, ranges in frequency, but has reached newfound awareness as a result of the Zika virus.

What is...

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Tags: microcephaly, cerebral palsy, information, birth injury
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June 07, 2016

Books can educate, transform, and inspire us. Children with special needs may not read too many books with characters like them, but is important they do so they know they aren’t alone. There are plenty of books about Cerebral Palsy (including characters or themes) out there (we just need to dig for them) not just for children, but for parents as well. These books can educate and spread hope for those who lives are touched with CP. We want books to educate and inspire everyone possible, so we found 10 books about Cerebral Palsy that children and adults can consider and...

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Tags: books, advocacy, learning, education, cerebral palsy
June 02, 2016

With the warm weather now here across the country and school wrapping up, you may be looking toward some summer activities for the family. Whether it’s fun in your backyard or taking the family much further away from home, summer can often feel like an open-ended series of opportunities. Unfortunately for children with special needs, though, the world is not entirely accessible. In the pursuit of providing ideas for summer activities to consider, we’ve put together a few options that we hope your family will consider!

Do you like to get outside and interact with...

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Tags: summer, fun, crafts, vacation, cerebral palsy

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