Kingsley Napley LLP's medical negligence lawyers proudly sponsor the CPotential, which is the new name for the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy (LCCCP).
CPotential runs the only government approved centre and school for children with cerebral palsy in London. They provide early intervention classes for babies and toddlers, give advice and training to parents and carers, provide primary education for three to eleven year olds, organise and deliver external training for other professionals working with children with cerebral palsy and holiday schemes for children with cerebral palsy and other motor disorder.
They have recently set up a Parents Hubs , which offers free support and information for parents.. They have developed a series of vodcasts with expert guidance on a range of topics to help you find the best support for your child.
The latest of these vodcasts features Kerri Morgan, their specialist Speech and Language Therapist, who explains how speech and language therapy can help a child and answers parents’ questions. You can access this vodcast here.
Each week around 55 children aged from birth to 11 years come to CPotential’s centre. Using a specialist educational system of learning called Conductive Education, the children are taught to develop their capabilities, so they can be as independent as possible now and in the future.
Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term encompassing a group of non-progressive, non-contagious motor conditions. Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the motor control centers of the developing brain and can occur during pregnancy, during childbirth or after birth resulting in limited movement and posture. This can lead to activity limitation and is often accompanied by disturbances of sensation, perceptual problems, cognitive difficulties, communication difficulties; and epilepsy.
Taking into account parents, carers, professionals and others, the lives of an estimated 50,000 people in London are in some way touched by cerebral palsy.