Cerebral Palsy

By: Taylor Harris

What is Cerebral Palsy?

A condition marked by impaired muscle coordination (spastic paralysis) and/or other disabilities, typically caused by damage to the brain before or at birth

Is Cerebral Palsy a genetic disorder?

While brain injuries can cause cerebral palsy, it has been determined that malformations of the brain caused by genetic defects can lead to a child having cerebral palsy.

What are the symptoms of having Cerebral Palsy?

  • Choking
  • Difficulty grasping objects
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Fatigue
  • Inability to focus on objects
  • Inability to hear
  • Pain

Is there a cure?

There is NO cure for cerebral palsy. The goal of treatment is to help the person be as independent as possible.

  • Primary care doctor
  • Dentist
  • Nurses
  • Occupational, physical, and speech therapists.