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Ataxia means without coordination. People with ataxia lose muscle control in their arms and legs. This may lead to a lack of balance, coordination and trouble walking. Ataxia may affect the fingers, hands, arms, legs, body, speech and even eye movements.

Brachial plexus palsy

Brachial plexus palsy, also known as Erb's palsy, is a paralysis or weakness of the arm caused by an injury to one or more nerves that control and...

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a broad term that describes a group of non-progressive brain (neurological) disorders that cause the loss of normal motor function, body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, reflex, posture, and balance.

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...


When something goes wrong with the muscles that direct swallowing, it’s called dysphagia and it can lead to aspiration—food or other material entering the airways or lungs.


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

Failure to Thrive

Failure to thrive is defined as slowed down or arrested physical growth and is associated with abnormal growth and development.


Symptoms and findings associated with the group of neuromuscular disorders formerly known as benign congenital hypotonia include low muscle tone...

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a broad term that describes a genetic (inherited) disorder of the muscles; it causes the muscles in the body to become very weak.

Neonatal brain hemorrhage

Complications of premature birth include bleeding in the brain (intraventricular hemorrhage, or IVH) and periventricular leukomalacia (PVL). IVH is...

Neurofibromatosis type 1

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1), also called von Recklinghausen's disease, is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the development of...

Neurofibromatosis type 2

Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF-2) is a rare genetic disorder that is primarily characterized by benign (noncancerous) tumors of the nerves that...

Rett's syndrome

Rett's disorder, also called Rett's syndrome, is a brain disorder characterized by normal early development (until sometime between 5 months and...


Schizencephaly is an extremely rare developmental birth defect characterized by abnormal slits, or clefts, in the cerebral hemispheres of the brain.

Sensory integration dysfunction

Children with sensory integration dysfunction have difficulty processing information from the senses (touch, movement, smell, taste, vision and...

Spina Bifida

Spina bifida is a is a type of neural tube birth defect that causes problems with the spine, spinal cord and the surrounding nerves. It can cause part of the spinal cord and areas around it to develop outside of the body.


Stroke - where a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts - is a serious condition that requires clinical care by a physician or other health care professional; brain damage can occur within minutes of having a stroke.

Tethered spinal cord syndrome

Tethered spinal cord syndrome is a disorder characterized by progressive neurological deterioration that results from compression of the lowermost...


A concussion can be caused by a direct blow to the head, neck, face or somewhere else on the body with the force being transmitted to the head. This may cause you to lose consciousness – be "knocked out" - but not always.

Velocardiofacial syndrome

Velocardiofacial syndrome, (VCFS), a rare genetic disorder, is characterized by abnormalities of the head and facial (craniofacial) area, heart...

Williams syndrome

Williams syndrome, also known as Williams-Beuren syndrome, is a rare genetic disorder characterized by growth delays before and after birth...

Medically fragile child

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