Preschoolers diagnosed with CP

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Preschoolers diagnosed with CP

Postby CPFamilyNetworks » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:43 pm

It may seem odd that it could take years for a child to be diagnosed with cerebral palsy, but according to the CDC each year at least 1,500 children in the U.S. are diagnosed for the first time when they reach preschool age.

Any of the following can cause cerebral palsy:
    Random mutations in genes that control brain development
    Maternal infections that affect the developing fetus
    Fetal stroke, a disruption of blood supply to the developing brain
    Lack of oxygen to the brain (asphyxia) related to difficult labor or delivery
    Infant infections that cause inflammation in or around the brain
    Traumatic head injury to an infant from a motor vehicle accident, fall, or child abuse

A cerebral palsy diagnosis can be delayed for a number of reasons including milder symptoms or missed signs of developmental delay. Cerebral palsy affects the part of the brain that deals with muscles so, typically, symptoms are related to movement, including speech.

For more information on developmental milestones your child should reach by 4 and 5 years old as well as resources about special education, please visit Developmental Milestones Four to Five Years at

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Re: Preschoolers diagnosed with CP

Postby healthinmotion » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:07 am

Great article about what may cause cerebral palsy in kids, as well as the symptoms. It's important to note that once a child is diagnosed, it's best to start treatment as early as possible. Here's an article from our blog about the prospects for kids with cerebral palsy, which may go well with the resources you're providing: If anyone has questions or comments, we'd be more than happy to help.
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Re: Preschoolers diagnosed with CP

Postby jhon11 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:16 am

Nice sharing.Important post.Thanks. :) :)

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Re: Preschoolers diagnosed with CP

Postby fizamalik » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:45 am

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Re: Preschoolers diagnosed with CP

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