As this article explains, the study plans to look beyond muscle control, which is the primary deficiency in cerebral palsy victims and a central factor in speech, to determine whether cerebral palsy affects how a person thinks about what they want to say.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 21, 2013
Patrick A. Salvi, a leading Chicago medical malpractice lawyer, said families with a loved one with cerebral palsy should review a new article on his law firm’s CerebralPalsyInjuries.com Blog concerning a new speech therapy study.
According to the article, “New Research Could Help Speech of Children with Cerebral Palsy,” a British researcher is leading the three-year study, which will analyze prosody – the melody, rhythm and nature of speech – of children between the ages of 7 and 16.
“As this article explains, the study plans to look beyond muscle control, which is the primary deficiency in cerebral palsy victims and a central factor in speech, to determine whether cerebral palsy affects how a person thinks about what they want to say,” Salvi said. “The hope, of course, is that new therapies are developed from this work.”
Cerebral palsy is a permanent condition that often results from injuries that a child suffers before, during or soon after birth. The condition is marked by lack of motor control, including muscles involved with breath control and movement of the tongue and lips in speech.
Salvi said that his Chicago-based personal injury law firm, Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., uses its CerebralPalsyInjuries.com website to provide updates about new developments in research and treatment and other information for those with a child suffering from cerebral palsy.
The attorney said that his firm’s interest in cerebral palsy research is a natural outgrowth of its legal work for parents pursuing personal injury claims on behalf of children afflicted with cerebral palsy and similar birth injuries.
“We will continue to keep track of these developments,” Salvi said, “and we will strive to keep families informed.”
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