Cerebral Palsy

by: Marissa St.Pierre

Vocabulary:

Brain Damage: Injury to the brain that impairs its functions, especially permanently.

Spastic Cerebral Palsy: Spastic CP is the most common type. People will experience increased muscle tone and their movements may appear stiff or awkward.

Therapist: A person skilled in a particular kind of therapy.

What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral Palsy (CP) describes a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitations. The motor disorders of cerebral palsy are often categorized by disturbances of sensation, perception, cognition, communication and behavior, epilepsy, and by secondary musculoskeletal problems.
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