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Parental Perspectives on Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy

Published on in Neonatology Update

Parents’ perspectives on the diagnosis of cerebral palsy can range from frustration over a delayed diagnosis, especially if they previously had expressed concerns to their provider, to relief to finally receive the diagnosis of a special need and get confirmation that they “are not crazy.” This case study illustrates how to approach these difficult conversations with humility and sensitivity.