A diagnosis of cerebral palsy can be overwhelming, but the CP Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s is here to help! We are a multidisciplinary team with members from the Rehabilitation Medicine Division, the Division of OT / PT, the Aaron W. Perlman Center and the Division of Nutrition Therapy.
As part of the CP Program, our experience and cutting-edge advances in care can make an enormous difference in your child’s life, even when there are significant challenges. Whatever is needed − robotic therapy, special braces, occupational, physical or speech therapy or medical management − your child will get the advantage of the very best care available to reach his or her fullest potential.
What to Expect: We Are in This Together
The CP Clinic operates as an “arena” style clinic, which means that all of our team members are in the room with you at the same time. This allows care to be coordinated among our specialists and you and reduces the number of times you have to tell your child’s story.
The members of our team that will be with you in clinic are:
- A pediatric rehabilitation physician
- A social worker
- An occupational therapist
- A physical therapist
- A dietitian (if necessary)
- A registered nurse
You will receive a call from one of our CP nurses about a week before your visit for a brief medical review. This will help prepare the team for the visit to make sure your needs and concerns are fully addressed.
At the end of your visit you will receive a detailed review of the evaluation with input from each care provider who was present. A cerebral palsy care map will be provided at each CP team visit to reinforce what was discussed at your child’s visit and assist in future planning.