Common Infant Disorder Every Parent Should Know

Posted on Jun 29, 2022

From diagnosis to treatment, an expert at the New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute explains plagiocephaly
BY TATIANA SIKORSKYJ, APN, RNFA Published: June 23, 2022

Cranial Remolding helmet worn for the treatment of plagiocephaly. This 9 month old child is wearing the helmet while eating solid food and wearing a bib

What is plagiocephaly?

Plagiocephaly (sometimes called deformational plagiocephaly or positional plagiocephaly) is a common and treatable disorder in infants.

Plagiocephaly develops when an infant’s soft skull becomes flattened in one area due to prolonged pressure on that part of the head. Many babies develop plagiocephaly by sleeping regularly in one position. There are other types of plagiocephaly, some of which are caused by a serious condition called craniosynostosis. In craniosynostosis, the deformity is caused by premature closure of the fibrous joints (“sutures”) between the bones of the infant.

Treatment for plagiocephaly usually includes special exercises, physical therapy, varying sleep position or wearing corrective helmets.

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Infants, children, and adolescents with craniofacial anomalies have complex problems related to facial appearance brain growth, feeding, speech, hearing, breathing, dental and oral-maxillofacial development, and psychosocial development.

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Dear Friends,

Our top priority during this current health climate is the health and safety of you and your families. We have decided to postpone the gala to the Summer of 2021 to do our part to ensure the utmost comfort, flexibility and safety for our friends, families, colleagues, and event staff during this joyous event.

The NJ Craniofacial Center’s Annual Gala has a tentative date of Tuesday July 27, 2021, 6:00PM, at The Park Savoy Estate. We hope to move it up sooner if a date becomes available!

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding! We hope 2021 will be a better year for all. We thank those who have already purchased tickets and donated to the event.  We are very grateful! If this change in date affects your ability to attend the event, we hope we can still count on your support!

The NJ Craniofacial Center’s Gala helps to benefit Developing Faces Organization, Operation Smile and the Foundation of Morristown Medical Center. These great organizations help to underwrite the cost of the Gala so that 100% of your gift will go directly to helping children and families overcome craniofacial challenges.  Among the types of help your generosity supports, we are hoping to be able to reschedule Developing Faces mission trip to Guatemala! As you can well imagine, we anticipate a tremendous increase in demand for our services as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt for years to come.

Thank you for being a critical part of NJ Craniofacial Center and New Jersey’s caring community.  Let us pray for those whose health and livelihood have been directly impacted by the pandemic and also the millions who, indirectly, will be impacted in numerous other ways.


The NJ Craniofacial Team


Dr. Catherine Mazzola, Director of NJ Craniofacial Center
Dr. Jane Aronson, Director of WWO & three patient families!

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