The term “cerebral palsy” describes children who experience brain trauma at birth. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) can treat the underlying problem in children with cerebral palsy the damaged brain. A study of 26 children at Cornell University found that the therapy improved motor skills, attention, language, and play. For some, an increase in vision was noted. In follow up interviews over 6 months, the improvement in attention, language and play remained. According to Dr. Maureen Packard, who conducted the study, “This increase in attention is particularly important for children must be aware their environment in order to learn. This represents a direct impact on cognitive functioning. The main differences between HBOT and traditional therapies are the rapid gains over time: and the impact on cognitive skills which, in general, are not improved by PT, TO, and speech therapies.”
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