Cerebral Palsy

Symptoms of cerebral palsy are more effects the child feels or expresses and are not necessarily visible. Noticeable symptoms can include:

Inability to maintain posture while sitting due to over relaxed core muscles

Spastic movement

Unusual walk

Impaired fine motor skills

Difficulty speaking, chewing, or swallowing


A brain injury or malformation that occurs during the brain’s development before, during, or after birth


There is no test that confirms or rules out Cerebral Palsy

A child may be diagnosed soon after birth

For a majority, a diagnosis can be made in the first two years


Physical Therapy


Occupational and Speech Therapy

Medications can help with some issues caused by cerebral palsy



Children with mild forms of cerebral palsy have a normal life expectancy

Severe cases can reduce the person's likelihood of surviving to the age of 20 to 40%

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