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Puberty is a Second Chance for Brain Growth

Every child has a second chance for brain growth as they go through puberty and it is a time when they are highly motivated. It may be a difficult time as children begin to question things and use abstract reasoning, but children who have had neurological problems may also find this is a time when they can develop a new level of function.

Mildly Affected Children may have been Discharged from Treatment by the Time They Reach their Teen Years

Dr. Karen Pape is an advocate for the continued treatment of teens with neurological issues, including cerebral palsy.


Dr. Karen Pape