Cerebral Palsy in Children Directory
Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that affect muscle tone and movement. The condition is one of the most common birth defects. It is usually diagnosed by age 3. Children with cerebral palsy have a problem in one or more areas of the brain that control muscle movement. The condition causes too stiff or floppy muscles. It can make it hard to sit up or walk. Symptoms range from mild to severe and can include foot dragging, walking on toes, and other problems walking. There are different types of cerebral palsy. Some are associated with mental retardation and speech problems. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how cerebral palsy in children develops, the causes, symptoms, treatment, and much more.
What Is Cerebral Palsy?
Learn more about cerebral palsy, one of the most common causes of chronic childhood disability.
What Are the Treatments for Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy affects every child in a different way, so there are many options for treatment. Learn how different therapies can help to improve lives in different ways.
Can You Prevent Cerebral Palsy?
There’s no sure-fire way to prevent cerebral palsy, a disease that prevents people from controlling their muscles. But parents can help protect babies from some conditions that may lead to it.
If Your Child Has Cerebral Palsy
Doctors and physical therapists treat children with cerebral palsy, but parents can play a role in caregiving, too. Learn about different ways that you can help to improve your child’s life with the guidance of his health care providers.
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Marianne Leon'e new memoir honors a son who died of cerebral palsy in 2005.
The Kajukenbo Kid
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Cerebral Palsy Key to Josh Blue's Act
Cerebral palsy is no joke, yet comic Josh Blue keeps fans laughing.