We have compiled a list of topics to help you with the process of caring for a child with cerebral palsy (CP). They are grouped by the following sections:
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If you are new to caring for children with CP, you might have questions like:
“Will my child get better?”
“Does having CP mean that my child has an intellectual disability?”
Therefore, we want to start with address some of your initial concerns and questions CP straightaway with these quick reads:
In this section, we will take a look at CP in greater detail.
While cerebral palsy cannot be cured, early treatment and good management will often improve a child’s ability to participate in daily activities.
The management and treatment of CP requires a multidisciplinary approach with the involvement of you and your family, doctors, therapists, and teachers. This ensures that all areas of your child’s well-being are addressed. These activities may be divided into non-medical management and medical management:
Generally, non-medical management would be the first step in managing your child’s primary symptoms. If his/her symptoms cannot be controlled then your child’s doctor may recommend medical treatments like drugs or surgery.
These articles pertain to various aspects of taking care of your child with cerebral palsy, including education and assistive technology.
This section introduces local organisations and support groups, and other inspiring individuals with CP in Singapore.