The medical history is an important part of diagnosing
cerebral palsy. A health professional asks parents
questions about the child's development to try to establish whether he or she
has significant risk factors for the disease. This includes asking details
about the pregnancy.
Questions about the pregnancy
A health professional will ask questions to try to determine
whether a child has risk factors for cerebral palsy related to the pregnancy.
Questions for the mother may include:
At first, 14-year-old Austin Story resisted the family’s plans to go hiking at beautiful Stokes State Forest on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 31. “He didn’t want to go hanging out with adults because adults are too slow,” recalls Army Lt. Colonel Shane Story, 48. “But we insisted because it was going to be our last part of a weekend vacation with friends in New Jersey. … We wanted him off the TV and the Xbox and outside, enjoying the forest and the hills.”
Despite his initial stubbornness, as soon...