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Category: Ataxic Cerebral Palsy

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What are the different forms and symptoms of cerebral palsy?

The specific forms of cerebral palsy are determined by the extent, type, and location of a child’s abnormalities. Doctors classify cerebral palsy according to the type of movement disorder involved…

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What are the symptoms of CP?

CP can affect cognitive, motor, visual, sensory, speech, coordination, and autonomic functions.  Below are the some of the most commonly associated deficits associated with cerebral palsy.

Most frequently encountered …

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What are the different forms and symptoms of cerebral palsy?

The specific forms of cerebral palsy are determined by the extent, type, and location of a child’s abnormalities. Doctors classify cerebral palsy according to the type of movement disorder involved — spastic (stiff muscles), athetoid (writhing movements), or ataxic… (poor balance and coordination) — plus any additional symptoms.
Doctors will often describe the type of cerebral palsy a child has

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What are the symptoms of CP?

CP can affect cognitive, motor, visual, sensory, speech, coordination, and autonomic functions.  Below are the some of the most commonly associated deficits associated with cerebral palsy.

Most frequently encountered deficits related to cerebral palsy

Cognitive – The area of the brain injured can cause varying symptoms.  For example, if the frontal lobe suffers damage, the child can suffer problems

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What is cerebral palsy?

Cerebral Palsy (“CP”) is a group of non-progressive neurodegenerative disorders.  It is caused by brain abnormalities or injuries usually during birth or shortly after, although symptoms may not be detected until months or years later.  The symptoms and prognosis of CP depend on the specific parts of the brain damaged.
There are several different types or forms of cerebral palsy:…

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What is ataxic cerebral palsy?

A less common type of CP, ataxic cerebral palsy (sometimes also referred to as hypotonic cerebral palsy) involves damage to the cerebellum.  Ataxic cerebral palsy is usually characterized by significantly diminished muscle tone, coordination and depth perception.

Appearance of fatigue…

Compared to their healthy peers, children with ataxic CP may appear as though they are constantly fatigued due to their

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