Cerebral Palsy (cont.)
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What Are Cerebral Palsy Surgeries?
Operations used in the treatment of cerebral palsy include the following.
Other Therapy for Cerebral Palsy
Many children with cerebral palsy develop emotional problems, behavior problems, or both. They can benefit from sessions with a psychologist or counselor.
Personal computers and related technologies offer wonderful opportunities for communication, social interaction, education, entertainment, and employment for people with cerebral palsy.
Cerebral Palsy Follow-up
The overall goal for ongoing care of individuals with CP is to help them reach their full physical, mental, and emotional potential. Generally, this includes living as much as possible in the mainstream of their society and culture. People with CP tend to be happiest and most productive when they can go to school with, live with, and work with their peers.
Children with CP require regular sessions with their physical, occupational, and speech/language therapists, as well as frequent checkups with their medical and surgical teams. The exact schedule of visits is determined by the severity of the child's condition and his or her response to treatment. A multidisciplinary CP clinic allows for frequent and complete care with the minimum of inconvenience.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/16/2016
Norberto Alvarez, MD
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Cerebral Palsy - Symptoms
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Cerebral Palsy - Patient Experience
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Cerebral Palsy - Treatment
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Cerebral Palsy - Other Therapy
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