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Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is a group of problems that affects body movement and posture. It is related to a brain injury or to problems with brain growth....

Communication, speech and language disorders

A child's failure to reach speech and language milestones as expected may be a "red flag," or warning, indicating a speech and language...

Congenital hydrocephalus

Congenital hydrocephalus is a condition present at birth in which excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collects within the brain. The brain's...

Developmental delay

Developmental delays are present when a child does not demonstrate abilities and skills commonly found in other children in the same age group....

Developmental disability

Developmental disabilities are a group of problems that often include difficulty with physical, intellectual (thinking and reasoning), social or...

Epilepsy

Epilepsy causes repeated seizures and is one of the most common neurological condition. The seizures are caused by bursts of electrical activity...

Intellectual disability

Intellectual disability (formerly called mental retardation) is a decreased ability to think and learn. It is caused by a problem with how the...

Medically fragile child

“Medically fragile child” refers to children whose complex medical conditions require professional nursing monitoring and supervision on a 24-hour...

Tracheostomy

A tracheostomy is a hole is made in the front of the neck to allow a patient to breathe following a total laryngectomy or to treat sleep apnea.