Congenital Disabilities

What Is the Difference Between Autism and Cerebral Palsy?

What Is the Difference Between Autism and Cerebral Palsy?

Although some children with cerebral palsy (CP) also have autism, the two conditions are not the same. Both can affect language, but for different reasons. Children with CP may have difficulty speaking due to a lack of motor control that is caused by brain damage. In contrast, autistic children may have trouble communicating due to deficiencies in social functioning. The Difference Between Autism and Cerebral Palsy According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 7% of children with cerebral palsy have a co-occurring autism spectrum disorder. This is more commonly found in those with non-spastic CP. Approximately 1% to 2%…
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Common Birth Injuries In Children

Common Birth Injuries In Children

For many parents, the birth of a child may signal a time of rejoicing for the entire family. However, some of that joy may give way to concern when the parents learn their baby has incurred birth injuries. These injuries happen more often than you might realize. Here is some information about the most common injuries that an infant may incur during the birthing process. Why Infants Get Birth Injuries Ideally, mothers will have a standard delivery of her child. However, there are times children receive injuries during the birthing process. Often, it is the incompetence of the health worker…
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What is Erb’s Palsy? Everything You Need to Know

What is Erb’s Palsy? Everything You Need to Know

Did you know that congenital disabilities affect 1 in 33 babies per year in the U.S.? Are you researching about different birth injuries and wondering what Erb's Palsy is? This article has you covered about this common injury that can affect babies. Read on to discover a complete guide on what is Erb's Palsy plus symptoms, causes, and treatment. What Is Erb's Palsy? Erb's Palsy is a form of brachial plexus palsy. It named after Wilhelm Erb, who was the first doctor to describe this condition. Brachial plexus is a network of nerves located near the neck that helps all…
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