Cerebral Palsy (CP): Ceset of disorders involving brain and nervous system functions such as movement, hearing, seeing and thinking. The word cerebral refers to the brain and palsy refers to paralysis or lack of control with one's body.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance is a non-profit that provides services to thousands of people with a disability and their families. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a physical disability that affects the way that a person moves.
To help people understand Cerebral Palsy, which is a catch-all diagnosis. My son, Timmy, has Hypotonic Quadriplegia. Hypotonic means low (hypo) muscle tone. (If Tim had high muscle tone he would be described as having Spastic Quadriplegia.
Cerebral Palsy classification: A few have asked. Ro is considered to have the diplegia form. She's still a beast though and will sass the hell outta you if you doubt her for even a second. Love that little warrior!
Ataxic Cerebral Palsy (Ataxia) Ataxia is the least common form of cerebral palsy. Ataxia means 'without order' or 'incoordination'. Ataxic movements are characterised by clumsiness, imprecision, or instability.
Gray matter grows in brains of children with cerebral palsy following therapy, study finds