Cerebral Palsy in Premature Infants Episode 22 Child Development

On this episode I discuss the risk of developing Cerebral Palsy in infants that are born prematurely or preterm. How cerebral palsy occurs is explained, as well as, what to look for in infants who are at risk for developing cerebral palsy.

Research Article:
Thygesen SK, Olsen M, Ƙstergaard JR, etal. Respiratory distress syndrome in moderately late and late preterm infants and risk of cerebral palsy: a population-based cohort study. BMJOpen 2016; 6 : e011643. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011643.

Respiratory Distress Syndrome of the Newborn

Early Signs of Cerebral Palsy:

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Cerebral Palsy
Child Development
Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Premature Infants

Table Top Scissors for One Handed Use

These table top scissors are great for kids who want to use scissors but have a difficult time holding both the paper and the scissors at the same time, and in a coordinated manner. The kids can hold the paper up in place at the scissors, and just push down on the lever to make them cut. A great tool which can help them be independent with a difficult fine motor task.

One handed button hook

These are handy little devices for those people who have trouble managing buttons on your clothing using two hands! It will help pull the buttons through each button hole in your shirt using only one hand to get it done.