Originally used to assist in regaining swallowing function in stroke victims, the Vital Stim is now being used to help individuals with cerebral palsy.
Vitalstim is a noninvasive treatment used to improve speech and swallowing in patients with cp. It works by sending a small electoral current or neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) to stimulate muscles.
Here is a link to an article and a short video about an 8 year old with cerebral palsy that is benefiting from Vitalstim. The video explains the uses and benefits of Vitalstim.