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Mother Creates Adapted Skateboard for Son with Cerebral Palsy

A young boy living with cerebral palsy had always wanted to skateboard, but could not do so independently due to mobility restrictions. So, the boy’s mother built and attached a secure frame to a skateboard, which enabled her son to visit a skate park for the first time.

Are there Assistive Devices for Children with Cerebral Palsy?

Yes. Assistive devices and equipment for children with cerebral palsy can help to improve mobility, independence, and quality of life. Mobility devices for cerebral palsy include orthotic devices, crutches, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. For individuals who struggle with communication, speech-generating devices help to connect them with family, friends, and their environment. High tech communication devices also allow individuals to translate skills they have, such as eye gaze, into language. These devices can be used to help children with cerebral palsy in school, in social situations, and in everyday life.

What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage and is described as an impairment of the body’s ability to control movement and posture. It is one of the most serious birth injuries that may occur as a result of medical malpractice. The condition is often caused by a lack of oxygen and blood flow to a baby’s brain during labor and delivery, known as hypoxia-ischemia

How Do I Know if My Child Has Cerebral Palsy?

Spastic cerebral palsy is the most common form of the condition, characterized by exaggerated reflexes, increased muscle tone, stiffor jerky movements, muscle tightness, and joint stiffness. The most noticeable early symptoms of spastic cerebral palsy are developmental delays in movement, including difficulties rolling over, sitting up, crawling, standing, and walking. People with the condition also may have involuntary movements due to damage to the motor cortex of the brain. 

A birth injury lawyer can help you determine if you have a birth injury claim, so please call us at 877-262-9767 for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation, which may help to cover medical bills to get your child the treatment he or she needs.

 

The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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