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Pediatricians Get New Guidance On Cerebral Palsy

[Source: Disability Scoop]

A pair of major health organizations are issuing new guidance to doctors about how to identify children with cerebral palsy and appropriately treat the condition.

In a clinical report and an executive summary published online this month in the journal Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine said it’s critical for kids to be screened and identified early to ensure the best outcomes.

Children who are at risk for cerebral palsy due to preterm birth or other medical history should be closely monitored for motor problems, the guidance indicates. But, the medical groups note that many kids with cerebral palsy have no identifiable risks from birth and need to be identified through screening and surveillance.

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