What is cerebral palsy?

                               What is cerebral palsy?

It s a congenital disorder of movement, muscle tone or position due to abnormal brain movement often before birth

It affects a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture

Cerebral means having to do with brain

Palsy means weak or problem with muscles

Causes of cerebral palsy

It is caused by brain injury or problem that occurs during pregnancy, birth or within the first 2 to 3 years of a child’s life.

It might be born premature, not getting enough blood, oxygen and nutrients before or during birth


-Delay in reaching motor skills milestones

-Learning difficulties

-Intellectual disabilities

-Delay growth

It can also contribute to other neurological problems


Difficulty hearing

Problems with visions and abnormal eye movement

Abnormal touch or pain sensations.



Types of cerebral palsy

A) Spastic      B) Athetoid      C) Mixed cerebral palsy      D) Ataxic       E) Hypotonic

These types are classified based on mobility limitation and affected body parts.

Each type can vary in severity, symptoms and treatment.

Normally cerebral palsy does not have a cure but with better medical care and adaptive equipment they can survive a long time

It can finely affect a person’s ability to coordinate the muscles around the mouth and tongue.