When considering the adoption of a child with CP, there are medical factors to consider. You are not alone! Many families have adopted children with Cerebral Palsy. Read the stories and articles by following the links b... Read more about Cerebral Palsy.
Dyskinesia is defined as abnormal, uncontrollable, involuntary movements. There are many different types of dyskinesia with symptoms that range from minor tics to full-body movements.
Symptoms start out as minor shakes, ... Read more about Dyskinesia.
Epilepsy is caused by abnormal activity in brain cells, leading to seizures. A seizure can produce temporary confusion, complete loss of consciousness, a staring spell, or uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms and... Read more about Epilepsy.
Hydrocephalus occurs when the fluid in the brain cannot drain away into the bloodstream because the normal pathways are blocked. The fluid is still being made by the brain, so the buildup of fluid will cause pressur... Read more about Hydrocephalus.
Microcephaly is a medical condition in which the brain does no develop properly resulting in a smaller than normal head. It may be present at birth or it may develop in the first few years of life.
Seizure Disorder/ Epilepsy
Seizure disorders occur when the electrical activity in the brain goes haywire for a short period of time. Electrical signals pass between nerves and the brain to control such functions as respiration, movement... Read more about Seizure Disorder/ Epilepsy.