Living With Cerebral Palsy

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: There are many myths you may have heard about a child with Cerebral Palsy. However, many of these youngsters have perfectly normal intelligence.
Air Date: 5/29/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Garey Noritz, MD
Noritz good high res pictureGarey Noritz, MD, is an Internist and Pediatrician at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He is medical director of the Complex Health Care Clinic, which provides a medical home to children and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities. He is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Ohio State University, and the Director of the Comprehensive Cerebral Palsy Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Dr. Noritz is a graduate of Brown University School of Medicine, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and of the American College of Physicians. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is active at the national level in advocating for the care of children and adults with disabilities. He is Chair of the Lifespan Committee of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and is on several committees with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Living With Cerebral Palsy
There are many myths you might have heard about a child with cerebral palsy.

Children with cerebral palsy have an impairment in the area of the brain that controls movement and muscle tone.

However, many of these youngsters have normal intelligence, even though they have difficulty with motor control and movement.

The signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy vary tremendously because there are many different types and degrees of disability.

Expert and pediatrician, Dr. Garey Noritz, shares advice on how to be the best parent of a child with CP.
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