If your child has cerebral palsy, long-term care will be needed to help manage the disorder. While there is no cure for this disorder, comprehensive medical treatment can help to manage the complications associated with cerebral palsy.
The necessary medical team might include any of the following specialists:
- pediatrician or physiatrist to handle your child's overall medical care and treatment plan;
- pediatric neurologist who has a thorough knowledge of cerebral palsy;
- orthopedist to treat cerebral palsy's effects on your child's muscles and bones;
- occupational therapist to help your child develop skills for everyday activities such as brushing their teeth or grasping a pencil;
- developmental therapist to assist your child in developing social and interpersonal skills as well as behaviors appropriate for their age;
- mental health provider to help your child effectively cope with cerebral palsy;
- social worker to provide assistance with planning care and accessing services; and
- special education teacher to determine your child's educational needs and to provide educational resources.
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