Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move and maintain balance and posture. CP is the most common motor disability in childhood. Cerebral palsy is a permanent and non-progressive disorder. CP is caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain that affects a person’s ability to control his or her muscles. The symptoms of CP vary from person to person.
There are four main types of CP:
- Spastic Cerebral Palsy: causes stiffness and trouble moving.
- Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy: causes uncontrolled movements.
- Ataxic Cerebral Palsy: causes a problem with balance and depth perception.
- Mixed Cerebral Palsy
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