Cerebral Palsy Symptoms
Since muscles in the face, including the mouth, tongue and throat, are often affected by cerebral palsy, developing strong language skills can be a challenge for many children with CP. This challenge may be compounded by cognitive impairment. While children with cerebral palsy may make noticeable sounds and communicate on an auditory level, they may have difficulty speaking in a manner consistent with children who do not have CP.
At Renaud Law Group, we are committed to knowing the full scope of what your child needs. We want to work with you to achieve the support you need to meet the hopes you have for your child’s life. To learn about our work and what we do for CP families, we invite you to get in touch with us and schedule a free consultation.
Muscle Function in Oral Communication
The same lack of proper muscle function that contributes to feeding problems and drooling contributes to a child’s inability to physically form words in a way that is considered consistent with the skill level of a child who does not have cerebral palsy.
Parents’ concern for their children in this regard can extend to broader concerns about their children’s schooling and choices about what educational resources they may need. Parents will have many questions not only of their doctors and educators, but of other members of the CP community, about how communication barriers will affect their child’s well-being, as well as what practical resources are necessary for the child to live a full life.
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Don Renaud, Trial & Appellate Lawyer
Don’s sense of accomplishment is derived from verdicts and settlements which improve the lives of his clients. His extensive trial experience, network and training relieves pressure to settle if a more appropriate amount is obtainable through either jury trial or trial by judge alone.
Mark Barry, Trial & Appellate Lawyer
Mark’s experience as a litigator includes time as both a criminal defense lawyer as well as a federal prosecutor. His trial work has taken him around the province, and has involved cases in front of both judge alone and juries.
Maida Collins, Paralegal
Maida currently assists Don with serious ICBC claims and complex medical negligence files, including birth trauma and cerebral palsy cases. Among Maida’s responsibilities are case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, legal research and analysis, trial preparation, and witness interviews.
Lisa Novak, Paralegal
Lisa is involved in the process from initial client consultation to follow-up with clients post-settlement or verdict. Her responsibilities include case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, trial preparation, and witness interviews.