Cerebral Palsy Guide

A. What is Cerebral Palsy

A. What is Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is a condition that occurs due to damage to the developing brain, most often before birth affecting posture, muscle tone, and movement. It is a very common motor disability in children.

B. Types of Cerebral Palsy

B. Types of Cerebral Palsy

Spastic cerebral palsy: People with Spastic CP have increased muscle tone and stiffness. They often have jerky movements.

C. Signs and Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

C. Signs and Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

Signs & Symptoms of cerebral palsy vary depending on the severity of the condition. Some of them are:

D. Causes of Cerebral Palsy

D. Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is caused due to abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain usually before birth, but sometimes during or after birth.
Some causes are:

E. Screening and Assessment of Cerebral Palsy

E. Screening and Assessment of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is diagnosed after a range of screenings and tests.

F. Treatment of Cerebral Palsy

F. Treatment of Cerebral Palsy

Doctors aim at identifying Cerebral Palsy as early as possible because early intervention is essential to obtain the best possible outcomes for infants with developmental disabilities.