Cerebral Palsy In Infant
Early Intervention Will Help

Cerebral palsy in infant is tragic. But, if you are hoping to help your child get better, it is good to know the cerebral palsy diagnosis when your child is an infant.

Cerebral palsy usually occurs prior to or during birth. Often, even though the brain damage has already occurred, doctors do not diagnose cerebral palsy until months or years later. Click here for early signs of cerebral palsy.

Therefore, cerebral palsy in infant is more prevalent than we know. Those children diagnosed with cerebral palsy at later ages most likely had brain damage since birth. Click here for information on causes of cerebral palsy.

Infant cerebral palsy therefore does not imply that the infant somehow acquired the disorder younger than other children with cerebral palsy. Instead, it only implies that they were diagnosed earlier.

In this sense, if your infant has cerebral palsy, knowing about it when he or she is an infant is in fact a very good thing. Early intervention of cerebral palsy makes a huge difference in the speed and effectiveness of appropriate parent-driven therapy.

The sooner you start with this type of therapy, the better are your child's chances of improving.

Although our son was diagnosed with infant cerebral palsy at 4 months old, we didn't start with effective therapy until he was 18 months old. This was still a young age, but if we could have started at 4 months old, we know he would be even further along now.

Cerebral palsy in infant is indeed tragic. But, knowing about it when your child is young is a blessing. Early intervention is critical.

There is hope for your child to get better.

To learn more about Cerebral Palsy, please investigate the following links:

Click here for the Cerebral Palsy Guide

Click here for Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Click here for Cerebral Palsy Causes

Click here for Cerebral Palsy Symptoms

Click here for Cerebral Palsy Prognosis

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