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Information: Cerebral Palsy

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What is Cerebral Palsy?

What are the causes of Cerebral Palsy?

What are the characteristics of Cerebral Palsy?

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Cerebral Palsy can cause multiple disabilities as listed above. The complexity of the consequences makes Cerebral Palsy a complicated disability. The following are just some of the complications due to the involuntary movement of Cerebral Palsy.

What are the statistics regarding Cerebral Palsy?




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Often children with cerebral palsy are in need of adaptive equipment to increase independence. Some equipment necessary such as a wheelchair or walker will help aid a child with cerebral palsy with mobilization. Mobility is key for independence.

Many times children with cerebral palsy suffer and have a difficult time using their fine motor skills, making things such as eating utensils, and writing material difficult to manage. Being able to feed one’s self shows independence. Having utensils and writing material equipped with special grips or handles, handles with bends or curves make it easier to grip and hold onto utensils or tools.

Many times it is difficult to understand what a child with cerebral palsy maybe saying, limit their ability in communication. There are many adaptive tools to help keep conversation and communication very smooth. Some of these tools may include a book, or computer. With technologies’ recent advancement with the app era, many communication tools can be provided on your phone or an Ipad.

For more information on apps for children with special needs visit Moms with Apps.

Learn More About Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy: Hope through Research, condensed by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is a very comprehensive article on Cerebral Palsy. If you are looking for more detail visit the detailed version of this article at Cerebral Palsy: Hope through Research (Detail) This article includes descriptions of Cerebral Palsy, causes, types of CP, including Early Signs for specific age groups, Treatments, Research, a glossary of terms and a list of resources.

Cerebral palsy; A guide for care is written by the duPont Hospital for Children, Alfrred I. duPont Institute of the Nemours Foundation, Wilmington, Delaware. This brief description is cited from a book by Miller, Bachrach, et al., published by Hopkins Press.

Cerebral Palsy Guidance is a comprehensive informational website on Cerebral Palsy (CP) with a mission of providing quality cerebral palsy information and assistance to families in need. This site provides information on Cerebral Palsy symptoms and treatments to financial assistance including daily living articles, covering all aspects of cerebral palsy and all of the information is thoroughly researched and cited. Their writing staff includes, Alex, who’s lived with cerebral palsy since infancy. His personal experiences of life with cerebral palsy makes this website more insightful and places the importance on how critical it is for parents of a child with CP to have access to reliable and comprehensive information on this complex condition.

Cerebral Palsy Guide is an organization that supports families and children affected by a cerebral palsy diagnosis through free resources, support groups, and financial help. The information is easy to find and provides solutions. For more information, visit their website or contact Cerebral Palsy Guide, 3208 E. Colonial Dr., #241, Orlando, FL 32803 or Phone: 1-888-908-4261.

Cerebral Palsy from Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia page of information about Cerebral Palsy.

Cerebral Palsy by Kid's Health is an information page about Cerebral Palsy written in kid language.


Disability and Rehabilitation Handbook, by Goldenson, Robert, McGraw-Hill, New York, New York, 1978.

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy What is Cerebral Palsy? (OFCP)

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), 1660 L Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036-5602, (800) 872-5827.

About Cerebral Palsy by the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Clinical Departments, Pediatrics,Tutorials for Patients and Families

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