What Are the Goals of Therapy and Rehabilitation?

When a child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, it is common practice to eventually provide substantial physical, occupational, and, if necessary, behavioral therapy. However, some parents may wonder what kind of goals these treatment and disability management options actually set. Parents may understand that therapy can help rebuild lost or underdeveloped skills, but it’s helpful to know more about the specific aims of regular therapy sessions and rehabilitation.

If your child has developed cerebral palsy because of a medical mistake before, during, or after birth, there may be legal options available for pursuing financial compensation for those injuries. To learn more about this process and how we may be able to help you, contact a cerebral palsy lawyer of the Driscoll Firm, today by calling (800) 305-9800.

Understanding How Therapy and Rehabilitation Helps

As various forms of therapy don’t often show the immediate results that other treatments, such as drug treatments or surgical procedures, do, it can be difficult for a family to precisely understand what these rehabilitation methods hope to achieve. However, the following steps are usually the major goals of a therapy program:

  • Initially, establish very basic skills and improve the most basic motor functions
  • Build on simple skills and improvements to increase range of motion, strength, and complex abilities
  • Eventually establish confidence and comfort in even relatively complicated tasks
  • Continue with rehabilitation and therapy until a child can independently improve their condition

A child may see significant improvements over time and get to the point of eventually being able to take care of themselves at school and at home. This can improve a child’s confidence and make life easier on a family.

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Treating and managing cerebral palsy can prove both emotionally and financially demanding for a family to go through. Fortunately, there may be a way to fight for compensation to cover the costs involved in helping your child with their disability. For a free consultation regarding how to prepare for a compensation claim, contact the cerebral palsy attorneys of the Driscoll Firm, at (800) 305-9800 today.

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