Cerebral Palsy is an umbrella-like term for a vast array of symptoms and disabilities caused by damage to the brain before birth, during birth and generally before the age of three. Because of the large number of differing symptoms that arise with cerebral palsy, a child with CP will likely need many different forms of therapy. The following pages outline some of the treatment possibilities for patients with cerebral palsy, as well as containing links offering more information on specific topics.
Treatment options that this website explores includes behavioral therapy, counseling, braces, drugs, mechanical aids, music therapy, dance therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, play therapy, speech & language therapy and surgery including specialists such as audiologists, developmental pediatricians, neurologists, nutritionists, occupational therapists, orthopedic surgeons, and speech pathologists.