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Are you the parent of a child with a disability? Did you know that medical malpractice could be the cause?

Was your child's birth injury caused by nature or medical malpractice? We can investigate.

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Light therapy, from Holland with lava
 

By: Richard Weir


"Inside a former factory on a desolate Sunset Park block, a kaleidoscope of psychedelic lights illuminates the walls of a darkened white room.
But the strands of multicolored lights and sea of lava bubbles projected onto the wall above a waterbed are not the decor of a trendy new nightclub.

Instead, they are part of a "Snoezelen multisensory environment," a therapy used to treat people like Jeremia Staggers, who was born with cerebral palsy and mental retardation.

The 24-year-old Brownsville woman, who uses a wheelchair, also suffers from hemiparesis - a condition that causes a misfiring of her tightly bound muscles.

Upon entering the Snoezelen room at Lifespire II Day Services, a nonprofit agency that treats adults with developmental disabilities, Jeremia's arms are as tense as tightly twisted rubber bands.

Simply stretching her hands across her body is a Herculean task.

"For her, it's like running a marathon. It's a lot of work," says physical therapist Rita Brooks as she tries to coax a straining Jeremia to reach across her chest and give her a high-five."
 

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