In his new book, “How Doctors Think,” Dr. Jerome Groopman claims that doctors’ personal feelings can affect their diagnoses of patients. He talks with Katie Couric. (CBSNews.com) Is your doctor […]
Pearla and Her Unpredictably Perfect Day by Rochel Lieberman,MA CCC-SLP
In this article (4 Steps to Fostering Independence in Children with Special Needs) about concepts in her book, Rochel writes “Let’s face it. As parents, finding a comfortable position when […]
Does Your Child have ADHD?
You might be surprised to find that the diagnosis of ADHD relates to the child’s birthday. In a new study from Taiwan, the diagnosis of ADHD was more common in […]
How Much Does It Hurt? Part 2
Most children and adults with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and Brachial Plexus Injury (BPI) live with chronic pain. The more severe the injury, the earlier the pain onset. I went […]
Athetosis, Choreoathetosis & Ataxia – Treat the Common Problem
A proportion of children with neonatal encephalopathy have damage to the brainstem nuclei and/or cerebellar damage. Depending upon the extent and site of damage, the child may have Ataxia, […]
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy [HIE] or Neonatal Encephalopathy [NE]?
You have heard me argue against using generic terms like Cerebral Palsy as a final diagnosis, so you may be surprised that I am favoring the newer term Neonatal Encephalopathy […]
Spastic Diplegia – Cure For Some, Improvement For All
Spastic Diplegia is the most common form of cerebral palsy in children who have been born early. Every once in awhile, a child is born at term and develops typical, […]
Do Brain Scans Improve Diagnostic Accuracy?
Yes and no. Starting with CT scans, then head ultrasounds, MRIs and now fMRIs and Diffusion Tensor Imaging, brain scans have given us progressively more detailed pictures of the brain. […]
When Was Your Child Diagnosed With CP?
This is an ultrasound scan of a premature infant brain. There is damage that looks like holes, on the right side of his brain. Looking at this brain scan, it […]
An Intensive Experience by Erik Zimmerman – Adults with CP can Improve
Erik is a healthy 48 year old with spastic diplegia, a type of cerebral palsy that primarily affects his legs. The following is his story of dramatic change in just […]