How to get to grips with cerebral palsy

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Diagnosis timeline: CP is usually diagnosed anywhere between 18 months and five years of age.

How does CP develop: CP is caused by a problem with the brain that develops before, during, or after birth.

Ataxic cerebral palsy: Ataxic cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the balance center of the brain, the cerebellum.

Abnormal brain condition: This abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain affects a person's ability to control his or her muscles.

Dyskinetic cerebral palsy:  Caused by basal ganglia and/or cerebellum damage, symptoms of dyskinetic cerebral palsy include.

Signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy: Symptoms of CP can vary greatly from person to person, as can the severity of the condition.

What exactly is cerebral palsy: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of neurological disorders affecting motor and developmental skills.

Mixed cerebral palsy: Mixed cerebral palsy is a result of multiple areas of brain damage.

Hypotonic cerebral palsy: A rare type, hypotonic cerebral palsy is also caused by cerebellum damage.

Spastic cerebral palsy: The most common type of CP, spastic cerebral palsy affects about 80% of people with CP.

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