Therapy for Cerebral Palsy
in Massapequa & East Northport, NY

Welcome to Sensational Development, your partner in empowering the potential of every child. If your child is facing the challenges of cerebral palsy, we understand the unique hurdles they may encounter. Our dedicated pediatric therapists, offering occupational therapy and sensory integration therapy in Massapequa and East Northport, NY, are committed to providing specialized care to enhance your child’s development.

Children with cerebral palsy may face difficulties in movement, coordination, and daily activities. At Sensational Development, we believe in the transformative power of pediatric occupational therapy to overcome these challenges, fostering growth, independence, and a fulfilling quality of life.

What Is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that affects movement, posture, and muscle coordination. It is caused by damage to the developing brain that often occurs before birth, during birth, or in the early years of life. Cerebral palsy affects each person differently, which is why personalized care is so important for addressing your child’s unique needs.

Can Children with Cerebral Palsy Lead a Fulfilling Life?

Many children with cerebral palsy lead fulfilling lives with appropriate interventions and support from their healthcare teams, including physicians and occupational therapists. The severity of symptoms varies, and early intervention combined with routine therapy can significantly increase a child’s confidence and independence.

Is Cerebral Palsy a Progressive Condition?

Cerebral palsy itself is not a progressive condition, meaning that the brain damage does not worsen over time. However, symptoms can change over time. The best thing to do to ensure your child maintains as much independence as possible is to work with their physician and our expert occupational therapists to help them build and maintain their motor skills and overcome the challenges that come with this condition. 

Signs and Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

Recognizing the signs of cerebral palsy is vital for early intervention. Common indicators may include:

  • Delays in reaching motor milestones
  • Excessively low muscle tone (hypotonia)
  • Involuntary movements
  • Difficulty with fine motor skills
  • Challenges with coordination and balance

How Pediatric Therapy Helps Children with Cerebral Palsy

At Sensational Development, we do comprehensive evaluations to ensure each child’s unique needs are met with a personalized treatment plan. Occupational therapy plays a huge role in helping children with cerebral palsy achieve their developmental skills and independence so they can handle daily tasks.

Occupational therapy focuses on developing key skills, such as:

  • Fine motor skills such as hand-eye coordination and dexterity
  • Gross motor skills such as coordination and strength
  • Self-care skills like dressing, grooming, and feeding

Schedule an Appointment Today

If your child has cerebral palsy, take the first step toward supporting their full potential. Call Sensational Development at (516) 799-2900 to schedule an evaluation and let our experienced pediatric therapists give your child the tools they need for a sensational future.