Newborn Screening Tests for Parents
Newborn screening tests look for harmful or potentially fatal disorders that aren't apparent at birth. Find out which tests are done and which disorders they're designed to detect.
Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy for Parents
Dyskinetic CP, or athetoid CP, is a type of CP. Kids with dyskinetic CP have trouble controlling muscle movement.
Spastic Cerebral Palsy for Parents
Kids with spastic CP have stiff muscles in the upper part of the body, the lower part, or both.
Ataxic Cerebral Palsy for Parents
Kids with ataxic CP have trouble with balance. They may walk with their legs farther apart than other kids. And they can have trouble knowing exactly where something is.
Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for Parents
Some kids may be eligible for individualized education programs in public schools, free of charge. Understanding how to access these services can help you be an effective advocate for your child.
Neurocutaneous Syndromes for Parents
Neurocutaneous syndromes are genetic disorders that lead to tumor growth in various parts of the body. Learn how to maximize the quality of life for children with these diseases.
Cerebral Palsy for Parents
Cerebral palsy (CP) affects a child's muscle tone, movement, and more. This article explains causes, diagnosis, treatment, and coping.
Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome) for Parents
Abusive head trauma (AHT) is the leading cause of death in child abuse cases in the United States. AHT results from injuries caused by someone vigorously shaking an infant.