Cerebral Palsy

By: Cheyann Boucher

What is Cerebral Palsy?

  • Cerebral Palsy is a disorder that effects muscle tone, movement, & motor skills( The ability to move in a coordinated & and a purposeful way).
  • Can occur before or during a child's birth, or during the first 3 to 5 years of there life
  1. muscle weakness
  2. muscle spasticity & coordination problems
  3. premature aging


causes for cerebral palsy

  1. Infections during pregnancy
  2. Severe jaundice in the infant
  3. Rh compatibility between mother and infant
  4. The physical and metabolic trauma of being born
  5. Severe oxygen deprivation to the brain or significant trauma to the head during labor and delivery