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by Jeff Rasansky - December 5, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

People with cerebral palsy come in as many variations as any other people. There are people with CP who go on to pursue advanced degrees and there are people with CP who have no real interest in advanced education. There are also, of course, people with CP who have severe mental impairments because of their condition. Educating people with CP sometimes takes special accommodations that make it possible for them to reach their full potential in life.

Getting Around

A big part of getting an education is going to school and being able to spend time with peers. In order to do this, people who need assistive devices for mobility have to have a facility where they have unobstructed access to common areas and common resources. People with CP sometimes have significant mobility impairments. Accessibility is a big concern in such cases.

Educated Teachers

The teachers that work with people with CP have to know what to expect. For instance, people with CP sometimes have significant hearing impairments and require hearing aids. Even knowing this and being able to accommodate it makes a teacher much more qualified to work with children with CP. The more complex educational requirements that CP sufferers sometimes need are beyond the abilities of untrained teachers.


Some people with CP are incredibly bright but it does take them more work to learn certain subjects, in some cases. Math, for instance, is a subject that some CP sufferers have a great deal of difficulty with. This sometimes means that a tutor is a great option. Hiring a tutor, however, can be very pricey. If you’re looking to hire someone to help your child learn faster and more efficiently, it may be necessary, however.

These special accommodations for education can be pricey. To help parents pay for it, insurance and other resources have to be called upon. In some cases, the doctor, healthcare facility or other personnel who delivered the child may be liable for negligence if their actions or inactions led to your child coming down with CP. If this is the case, you may want to consider talking to a cerebral palsy lawyer. Cerebral palsy in infantsforeshadows a life full of very expensive medical treatments, educational requirements and so forth. If someone else was negligent and caused your child to develop cerebral palsy, you may want to consider seeking compensation via a lawsuit.

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