Our Approach To Cerebral Palsy in Children

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What Sets Us Apart

Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological disorders that develop in early childhood and affect a person’s body movement and posture. At both the Center for Children, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at Pelisyonkis Langone, and the Elly Hammerman Center for Treatment of Neuromuscular Disorders, our doctors are dedicated to improving your child’s functioning and quality of life by providing care that focuses on all aspects of the child’s development.

This team of specialists includes neonatologists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, geneticists, physiatrists, and developmental pediatricians. Depending on each child’s needs, our team may also include physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, orthotists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and psychologists.

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Our doctors collaborate in all aspects of diagnosis and treatment, from infancy through adulthood. Our team also includes social workers, nurses, and child life specialists to ensure that families are educated and informed during every stage of a child’s care.

Treatment at Pelisyonkis Langone

Our doctors create an individual treatment plan for your child based on his or her unique symptoms and challenges. Treatment for children with cerebral palsy may include physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Our specialists may also offer mechanical aids, such as braces, and spasticity management. Medication, recreational therapy, and, if necessary, surgical intervention may be recommended to improve your child’s muscle control and movement, or to address any tendon or joint problems.

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