Measuring Growth for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Measuring Growth for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Your child's weight, height and body composition are important indicators for their development. The tools used to measure these can be different for children with cerebral palsy. Dietician Dr. Kristie Bell from Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane, Australia describes the different measurements that can be used to determine whether your child's nutritional intake is adequate. Things to remember

  1. Adequate nutrition is critical for optimal growth and development of all children.
  2. To measure nutritional status for children with cerebral palsy, we need to look at height, weight and body composition.
  3. If you have concerns, see a health professional and ask for a full evaluation.

Adequate nutrition is critical for optimal growth and development of all children.