Mobility problems are common in children with cerebral palsy but can range widely in nature and severity. Cerebral palsy affects muscle control, strength, and movement, but affects every person differently. This means two children with the same diagnosis can be affected in dramatically different ways. One of the mobility problems children with a cerebral palsy…
What Are Behavioral Disabilities in Children with Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a nonprogressive disorder syndrome that is characterized by involuntary movements and poor muscle control. Typical treatments for cerebral palsy might include physical and occupational therapy, assistive devices like wheelchairs and braces, medications, and surgical intervention.
As they age and grow, your child might begin to exhibit some of the behavioral disabilities commonly seen in children with cerebral palsy. Behavioral disabilities in children with cerebral palsy and other developmental delays might include any one or more of the following:
- Refusal to obey
- Hurting others
- Breaking objects
- Destroying property
- Yelling and screaming
- Fussing and arguing
Your pediatrician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, social worker, or other medical professional will be able to help you receive the assessments and treatments you need to improve your child’s behavior, reduce their frustrations, and promote positive behaviors.
Contacting a Birth Injury Attorney
Behavioral disabilities in children with cerebral palsy require family intervention, medical assessment, and specialized treatment plans. You can help your child receive the medical and therapeutic care and attention they need with the help of a birth injury attorney.
Contact a lawyer near you by calling the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at (800) 222-9529 today.