B. Types of Cerebral Palsy
- Spastic cerebral palsy: People with Spastic CP have increased muscle tone and stiffness. They often have jerky movements.
- Spastic Hemiplegia: This type of CP affects mobility in one arm, hand, and sometimes the leg on one side of the body
- Spastic Diplegia: This type of CP affects mobility and causes stiffness in the legs, while upper limbs and face are less severely affected.
- Spastic Quadriplegia: This type of CP is the most severe form, affecting all 4 limbs and other parts of the body, causing severe stiffness or floppiness and mobility issues.
- Flaccid/ Hypokinetic cerebral palsy: People with Flaccid CP, also known as Hypokinetic CP have decreased muscle tone and instability.
- Athetoid cerebral palsy: People with Athetoid CP have involuntary movements of their limbs, and sometimes facial muscles too.
- Ataxic cerebral palsy: People with Ataxic CP have poor balance and coordination. They walk unsteadily and have difficulty with tasks that require precision due to poor depth perception.
- Mixed cerebral palsy: People with Mixed CP have a mixture of symptoms of other types of CPs.