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Category: Spastic 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.

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Why Do Children With Cerebral Palsy Commonly Have Seizures?

Although seizures are often attributed to epilepsy, children with cerebral palsy (CP) also can have seizures apart from epilepsy. Although CP and epilepsy can co-exist, in fact 25% to 35% of all children with CP also have epilepsy, seizures can be also attributed to the CP itself. The seizures can be displayed in two main forms, including tonic-clonic (grand mal)…

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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 spastic cerebral palsy?

Found in the majority of cerebral palsy cases (>70%), spastic cerebral palsy is believed to be due to damage in the outer layer of the brain referred to as the cerebral cortex which disrupts the path of communication from the brain to the muscles.

Rigidity…

The spasticity of the muscles, usually results in rigid and jerky movements because muscles are

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