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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of permanent disorders related to the development of movement and posture. It occurs as a result of non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain. CP may result from several problems, such as lack of oxygen to the brain, genetic conditions, infections, brain hemorrhage, severe cases of jaundice and injury to the head.

  • What causes cerebral palsy?
  • What are the symptoms of cerebral palsy?
  • How is cerebral palsy diagnosed?
  • Treatment of Cerebral Palsy
  • Managing Cerebral Palsy
Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Shannon McClure-Kelly

Shannon Kelly

Associate Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Jeffrey Rabin

Jeffrey Rabin

Vice-Chair, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Pediatric Rehabilitation Specialist
Laura Tosi

Laura Tosi

Director, Bone Health Program
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Departments

Departments

Complex Salivary and Endocrine Surgery

The Complex Salivary and Endocrine Surgery Program at Children’s National Health System treats problems that occur when a child cannot control oral and facial muscles.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation treats and monitors infants, children and teens at all stages of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care. 

Movement Disorders Program

The Movement Disorders Program at Children’s National Health System offers evaluation, diagnosis and treatment to more than 400 children each year with conditions that affect the speed, quality and ease of their movement.

Neurology

Our pediatric neuroscience team is the largest in the country, allowing us to offer our vast experience to patients and families.

Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

From sprains and strains to complex congenital, Children’s National offers one of the most experienced pediatric orthopaedic practices in the nation with experience in treating all areas from head to toe.

Brynleigh's Story

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Two and a half years ago, Adamstown, MD residents Lauren and Sean Shillinger gave birth to a beautiful little girl named Brynleigh. Brynleigh was their first child, and Lauren experienced a full-term pregnancy and a normal delivery. But when Brynleigh was just 9 1/2 months old, Lauren and Sean started to notice something unusual in Brynleigh’s behavior.

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