Communication Function Classification System for CP

The Communication Function Classification System, or CFCS, is a classification tool used to describe the everyday communication performance of an individual with cerebral palsy (CP). It utilizes the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) (1). It is not a test to see how well a person with CP can…

Recent Research Indicates That 3D Gait Analysis Can Help to Predict Success of Achilles Tendon Lengthening (ATL) Surgery in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Achilles tendon lengthening (ATL) surgery can help to treat ‘equinus foot,’ also known as tiptoe walking, which is a common symptom of cerebral palsy (CP). However, many children who have ATL surgery experience overcorrection, and end up walking with a crouch gait. Therefore, it would be valuable to identify individual characteristics that could predict the…

Congratulations to Julia LiPuma, Winner of the 2017 Birth Trauma, Neonatal Injury and Disability Scholarship!

Reiter & Walsh, P.C. is happy to announce that Julia LiPuma of Wayne, New Jersey is the recipient of the 3rd annual Birth Trauma, Neonatal Injury and Disability scholarship. Julia was born 10 weeks prematurely. She had a brain bleed at birth, resulting in a diagnosis of periventricular leukomalacia, and later, spastic diplegic cerebral palsy….