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C. Signs and Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

The signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy can vary depending on the type and severity of the condition. Some common signs and symptoms of CP may include:

1. Delays in reaching developmental milestones, such as sitting up, crawling, or walking
2. Abnormal muscle tone, such as increased stiffness or floppiness
3. Difficulty with voluntary movement, such as reaching for objects or grasping objects
4. Abnormal posture, such as leaning to one side or walking on the toes
5. Abnormal reflexes, such as an exaggerated startle response
6. Difficulty with fine motor skills, such as writing or using scissors
7. Difficulty with speech, such as slurred or slow speech
8. Drooling or difficulty with swallowing
9. Seizures
10. Intellectual or developmental disabilities

It's important to note that not all children with cerebral palsy will have all of these symptoms, and the severity of the symptoms can vary from person to person. A healthcare provider can evaluate a child for CP and determine the specific type and severity of the condition.

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