Taking care of a child with cerebral palsy

Although children with cerebral palsy, the group of neurological disorders that permanently affect a person’s motor skills, should receive much of the same care that other children without the disorder get, they will also likely need certain special care from their parents or caretakers.

When caring for a child with cerebral palsy, parents should take extra time to discover how their child communicates. While some children communicate mainly in a verbal manner, others use eye contact, facial gestures, and hand signs to do most of their communicating.

Additionally, a parent will likely have to consider certain physical impairments and modifications when raising a child with cerebral palsy. If your child has mobility difficulties, modifying a home or bedroom to accommodate these needs can make everyone’s life easier. Additionally, setting up regular doctor and physical therapy appointments can help you stay on top of your child’s needs and adjust as needed.

Caring for a child who has cerebral palsy can be expensive and difficult; however, if your child has developed this disorder due to a doctor’s negligence, you may be able to alleviate some of these burdens, especially the financial ones, by pursuing legal action. Call our lawyers at The Driscoll Firm at (800) 900-7704 if a doctor has caused your child’s cerebral palsy.

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