Assistive Technology Benefits for Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy assistive technology or applied technology is any product, tool or service which increases or improves what a child with cerebral palsy is able to do and accomplish.

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While technology may not be commonly thought of as a treatment, products which offer assistance can help minimize the effects and limitations a child with cerebral palsy experiences.

Over the past several decades there have been many advances in technology and science which have improved efficiencies and capabilities.

Technology has been applied to businesses and around the home to make people’s lives easier and to allow them to do things they otherwise could not do.  Similarly, assistive technology for cerebral palsy increases the child’s ability to function independently and cope with the limitations they have.

Cerebral palsy affects the movement and muscle control of a child.  Several devices are available to assist those children as they grow older, go to school and lead productive adult lives.

A few examples of cerebral palsy assistive technology and applied technology are:

  • advances in wheelchair functioning
  • remotely controlled household appliances and devices
  • communication devices to assist in relaying messages through computers or message boards

Other cerebral palsy treatment options which may be recommended for a child with CP include:


The costs and expenses of assistive technology or applied technology devices can vary.  Unfortunately, for many families the financial cost of assistive technology restricts the access their child with cerebral palsy has to devices which could improve their quality of life.

In many cases, a child’s cerebral palsy may be caused by a medical mistake which could have been prevented.  The financial expense of providing proper treatment should be on the responsible party and their insurance company, not the family.


The medical malpractice lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate potential cerebral palsy lawsuits for families to obtain benefits for children with cerebral palsy if the disability could have been prevented.

There are different deadlines in each state which could bar the child’s right to obtain cerebral palsy settlement benefits. Request a free consultation and claim evaluation and the cerebral palsy lawyers will review the circumstances surrounding the birth to determine if your child may be entitled to compensation.. There are no fees or expenses unless a recover is obtained.