An organization dedicated to educating families about cerebral palsy

Our team is committed to raising awareness about cerebral palsy. We also aim to provide important information and support for families affected by cerebral palsy.

Our mission

It is our mission to create an easy-to-use, informative website that provides solutions for families. It is our hope that Cerebral Palsy Guide can help parents of children with cerebral palsy find peace, healing, and happiness.

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Helping families affected by cerebral palsy

Everyone needs a little help from time to time and this is especially true for parents of children with a disability. We hope to help families by offering information about cerebral palsy, available treatment methods, and financial assistance.

We are equipped to help families get in contact with local organizations that can provide emotional support, as well as a community of others who understand what they are going through. Aside from the information we provide about cerebral palsy and treatment, we also offer assistance in finding financial help to cover the extra costs that come with raising a child with CP. Our support team can help you find doctors and therapists in your area that are ready to help your child live a life full of happiness.

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Through our blog, we aim to create a space where parents, caregivers, and family members can learn more about cerebral palsy and find support.

Learn about new research, find ideas for family activities, read inspiring stories or participate in awareness events.

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Simple, straightforward information

Cerebral Palsy Guide was written with parents and caregivers in mind. We hope to answer any of the questions parents might have about their child’s condition in a way that is easy to comprehend. After learning your child has a cerebral palsy diagnosis, parents can become overwhelmed with the information out there about this disorder. We aim to make this journey a little easier on everyone by creating a one-stop shop for information pertaining to CP, treatment and support options available to families.

The information you find on our website has been thoroughly researched through literature, medical journals and peer-reviewed articles by our content development team. We hope that by reading through our website, parents and caregivers can better understand what cerebral palsy is and what factors to consider when raising a child with CP.

Get answers to your questions

What is cerebral palsy (CP)?

Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological disorders that affect motor and developmental skills. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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What are the most common symptoms of CP?

Although cerebral palsy symptoms can vary for every child, there are a few telltale signs that your child may have developed cerebral palsy.

Common CP symptoms include:

  • Excessive drooling
  • Hearing or vision issues
  • Inability to sit up, crawl, walk, etc.
  • Lack of fine motor skills
  • Poor balance or posture
  • Problems with muscle tone
  • Stiff, jerky movements
  • Speech delays
  • Tremors

How is cerebral palsy diagnosed?

Cerebral palsy is typically diagnosed after 18 months of age through a variety of testing methods.

These tests may include:

  • Cranial ultrasounds
  • CT (computed tomography) scans
  • EEGs (electroencephalogram)
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans
  • Physical exams

Can cerebral palsy be treated?

Yes. Although there is no cure for cerebral palsy, there are several cerebral palsy treatment options available depending on your child's specific symptoms.

Some of these treatment methods include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Hippotherapy (horse therapy)
  • Music therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy

How much does treatment cost?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average lifetime cost to care for a child with cerebral palsy is around $1 million. Since every child is different and requires different treatment options, this figure can vary.

Are there cerebral palsy financial support options?

There are several financial support options available to help your family pay for cerebral palsy treatment such as charities, government assistance, and legal options. Contact our team to learn more.

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