Optimizing Function for Patients Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy is a complex disease process that impacts the lifespan of a child, an adolescent, and an adult, as well as the family/caregiver dynamic. Clinicians can optimize function and enhance quality of life by consistently supporting caregivers while being mindful to re-assess patient skill level as maturational physiological changes ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2014
Optimizing Function for Patients Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Donna Edwards
    Dayton Children's Hospital, Dayton, OH
  • Elizabeth Bacon
    Dayton Children's Hospital, Dayton, OH
  • Donna Edwards

    Financial Disclosure: Donna Edwards is a Level III Speech-Language Pathologist at Dayton Children's Hospital. Elizabeth Bacon is a Pediatric Pulmonologist at Dayton Children's Hospital.

    Nonfinancial Disclosure: Donna Edwards has previously published in the subject area. Elizabeth Bacon has previously published in the subject area.

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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Special Populations / Genetic & Congenital Disorders / Article
Article   |   June 01, 2014
Optimizing Function for Patients Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), June 2014, Vol. 23, 123-131. doi:10.1044/sasd23.3.123
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), June 2014, Vol. 23, 123-131. doi:10.1044/sasd23.3.123

Cerebral palsy is a complex disease process that impacts the lifespan of a child, an adolescent, and an adult, as well as the family/caregiver dynamic. Clinicians can optimize function and enhance quality of life by consistently supporting caregivers while being mindful to re-assess patient skill level as maturational physiological changes indicate need for treatment modifications.

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