If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP), it can be challenging to cope with. You may feel devastated by the knowledge that your child has a condition for which there is no known cure. Perhaps the pain you feel is exasperated by the knowledge that your child has to live with a condition caused by an avoidable birth injury. If that’s the case, hiring a medical malpractice lawyer may help to alleviate the pain you feel, as well as to offset the financial costs of treatment.
But we’re sure you’re wondering: how can I help my child? Fortunately, there are a few forms of therapy that are proven to be effective at treating cerebral palsy. Please read on to discover about these therapeutic methods.
Cerebral palsy is essentially a motor disability. It follows that children afflicted with this condition may have difficulty with bodily movement. This is where recreational therapy comes in. This form of therapy utilizes physical activity to address the needs of the individual. Think of physical activities such as sports or gardening. If your child is able, this can go a long way not only toward improving their motor function, and also to their sense of accomplishment and psychological well-being.
Your child’s cerebral palsy may interfere with their ability to engage in the activities listed above. You should rest assured that no trained recreational therapist would ever encourage your child to participate in an activity that they are physically unable to. There is also the option of hiring a physical therapist to address their particular motor disability. Physical therapy will furnish your child with the skills and support they need to lead fulfilling lives.
Speech and Language Therapy
Because CP is a motor disability, there is the chance that it will impact your child’s ability to speak. Thankfully, the field of speech-language pathology has flourished in recent years. Experienced speech-language therapists will develop a therapeutic program catered to your child’s needs. This could involve developing their facial muscles, or perhaps teaching them sign language.
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