Families from around the world come to the Cerebral Palsy Center at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware. That’s because we help kids with cerebral palsy (CP) live their best life.
Led by renowned specialists in orthopedics, neurology, neurosurgery, rehabilitation and more, we have everything your child needs, all in one place. We work as a team and plan care focused around your child.
We’re researching and developing therapies that help kids with CP thrive. As one of the largest pediatric centers in the country, we offer CP expertise and services you can’t get everywhere. Our Gait and Motion Analysis Lab is one of just a few fully accredited gait labs in the U.S. As a sign of the continued excellence of our therapy services and facilities, we were recently re-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International. And our orthopedics and neurology and neurosurgery programs are ranked among the best in the country year after year by U.S. News & World Report.
We care for kids with all types of cerebral palsy and CP-like conditions. We work together with parents and families to watch for and manage problems early, which can mean better outcomes. Together, with your family, we help your child grow up and rise to their full potential.
Daniel has a mild form of cerebral palsy. Learn how the Nemours CP Center helped Daniel reach his full potential.
Our pediatric cerebral palsy specialists are recognized for research and successful outcomes. Doctors all over the world look to us for training and our discoveries.
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As part of the Swank Center for Neuro-Orthopedics, we manage the results databases and tissue bank that support worldwide cerebral palsy research. We’re also creating new assistive devices and therapies that improve quality of life.
Our hospital has one of few pediatric Gait & Motion Analysis Labs in the nation recognized for excellence by the Commission for Motion Laboratory Accreditation (CMLA). We use advanced computerized tools to see how your child moves and walks. This offers the most precise information for the best possible treatment decisions.
Our rehabilitation medicine team includes doctors and therapists who help kids with CP live better. Our inpatient and outpatient rehab programs are recognized for quality and excellence. We have advanced equipment, like ZeroG® robotic technology to help kids walk. We also have the area’s largest indoor pediatric pool for aquatic therapy.
We see a lot of kids with CP and know its effects. We look for signs of hip displacement, spinal curvature, bone loss, breathing problems, trouble speaking or eating, sleep problems, developmental delays, learning issues, and more. We listen to your child and family and catch things early, when treatment can be more successful.
Our CP Center team helps you understand your child’s condition and how to support them. We offer counseling and help with accessing school and community services. We can also connect with your child’s Delaware school nurse through our online Student Health Collaboration technology. We want kids to succeed at home, at school and with friends.
If you’re coming in from out of town, your family has access to a Ronald McDonald House located on campus. This can help make your visit convenient and affordable.
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