The Cerebral Palsy Clinic at the Waisman Center serves patients who are suspected to have or have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and other neurodevelopmental problems.
Children receive continuity of care in this clinic. They receive comprehensive evaluation, long-term treatment, follow-along care and reevaluation by the core interdisciplinary staff, along with orthopedists and other medical specialists.
Strong relationships with the families of our young patients and linkages with other community service agencies are in place. Since the majority of patients have multiple handicaps, their needs are complex and require a high degree of coordination between groups to insure that services meet commonly recognized and agreed-upon goals.
Treatments and Services
- Family-centered assessment, diagnosis, intervention and care coordination
- Access to a developmental pediatrician, pediatric orthopedist and pediatric rehabilitation physician
- Spasticity management, including botox, intrathecal baclofen and selective dorsal rhizotomy
- Collaboration with local service providers to provide timely assistance
Evie has been coming to American Family Children's Hospital in Madison from Dubuque, Iowa, since she was a baby to work on motor control compromised by cerebral palsy.