What Is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral Palsy is a non-progressive (does not get better or worse) umbrella term for different neurological disorders that affect an individual's muscle control. Cerebral Palsy can affect different people in different ways and no two cases of Cerebral Palsy are exactly the same.
Cerebral Palsy is caused by brain injury or malformation that occurs while the person’s brain is under development. Cerebral Palsy affects body movement and muscle co-ordination. Though Cerebral Palsy can be defined, having Cerebral Palsy does not define the person who has the condition.
Cerebral Palsy affects body movement, muscle control, muscle co-ordination, muscle tone, reflexes, posture and balance. People who have Cerebral Palsy may have trouble with actions such as eating or drinking. It can also have an impact on their motor skills because some people who have Cerebral Palsy can sometimes struggle to hold or move objects.
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