From everyone here at The Law Offices of Robert A. D’Iorio, PLLC; we want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving!
I wanted to let everyone know about a great resource for children and adults with cerebral palsy, Cerebral Palsy Magazine. Cerebral Palsy Magazine addresses a variety of issues associated with cerebral palsy.
The magazine comes out quarterly and contains articles written by parents for parents, adults with cerebral palsy, doctors, nurses and many more authorities.
Cerebral Palsy Magazine is the only magazine in the country dedicated exclusively to cerebral palsy. The magazine can be downloaded online, and is offered as a print version and on CD.
Having worked with the people who make the Magazine possible I would like to thank them for all they do; their courtesy, compassion, professionalism and their commitment to the cause create a synergy that makes the Cerebral Palsy Magazine such a great resource.
Thank you and keep up the great work!
Here is a link to their website.
In the following video Katie Couric discusses the meaning, history and origin of Labor Day.
Please enjoy the video and have a happy and safe Labor Day!
I would like to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July. Please enjoy this video.
Lately, there has been a lot of news about children receiving embryonic stem cell treatment for cerebral palsy in China.
Here is a link to an article about two families that raised money to take their children both of whom have cerebral palsy to China to receive embryonic stem cell treatment.
The article also briefly touches on the differences between umbilical cord stem cells and embryonic stem cells.
*Please note this is not an endorsement by The Law Offices of Robert A. D’Iorio, PLLC for or against the use of embryonic stem cells in the treatment of cerebral palsy.
The Limbs Alive Project recently developed specialized games for Nintendo Wii to benefit children with cerebral palsy. The idea behind the project is to make the children perform tasks while being entertained.
Initial research indicates an increase in coordination in children that use Nintendo Wii as therapy
I think this is a great idea because it lets the children get additional physical therapy while having fun.
MIT researchers, lead by Hermano Igo Krebs, have developed a new robotic technology to help children with cerebral palsy. The robotic devices have been in use for several years to assist patients that have suffered a stroke, however, it was not until recently that this new technology was utilized to benefit children with cerebral palsy.
The new robotic therapy is based on the principal that a patient’s brain can establish new connections when the robotic device guides the patient’s body in the proper direction.
The pilot studies show that children with cerebral palsy benefit from the robotic therapy more than adults with the same condition because they are better able to establish new connections.
This looks like a very promising development and a new project is underway to develop an ankle device, as to date, most devices focus on the upper body.
Here is a link to MIT’s website and the full article.
The video below contains a brief overview on cord blood stem cells and explains who may benefit from banking cord blood, answering questions such as “what if I didn’t store my child’s cord blood?” and “Can my child use other children’s stored cord blood?”
Please see my earlier posts for a more in-depth look at cord blood and the new treatments for children with cerebral palsy.
Assistive technology (AT) is a general term that includes assistive, rehabilitative and adaptive devices for people with disabilities.
The following video demonstrates several basic advancements in technology in the class room and out for children with cerebral palsy.