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  Cerebral Palsy
For kids with cerebral palsy, called CP for short, taking a first step or saying a first word is not as easy.
Cerebral palsy (say: seh-ree-brel pawl-zee) is a condition that affects thousands of babies and children each year.
The word palsy means a weakness or problem in the way a person moves or positions his or her body.
www.kidshealth.org /kid/health_problems/brain/cerebral_palsy.html   (1028 words)

  
 Cerebral Palsy Source - Cerebral Palsy Quick Facts
Cerebral palsy is a broad term used to describe conditions whereby brain trauma adversely affects a child's motor abilities.
Spastic cerebral palsy affects 70 to 80 percent of patients and is characterized by stiff or permanently contracted muscles.
Athetoid cerebral palsy affects 10 to 20 percent of patients and is characterized by uncontrolled, slow, writhing movements.
www.cerebralpalsysource.com /cp_quickfacts   (419 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy is caused by injuries to the cerebrum (the largest part of the brain), which occur as the baby grows in the womb or near the time of birth.
Initially cerebral palsy was thought to be related to trauma and strangulation during birth (birth asphyxia), which leads to lack of oxygen to the brain), but in a study of 45,000 births it was shown that birth asphyxia is an uncommon cause of cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy may also occur during early infancy as a result of illnesses (encephalitis, meningitis, herpes simplex infections, and so on), head injury that results in subdural hematoma, blood vessel injuries, and many others conditions.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000716.htm   (830 words)

  
  Cerebral Palsy - What is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a general term for non-progressive disorders of movement and posture resulting from damage to the brain in the later months of pregnancy, during birth, in the newborn period or in early child years.
Cerebral palsy involves damage or irregular development of the brain that affects the brain's ability to control the body's muscles, movement and posture.
In the person who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, this disruption may be spread throughout the brain and cause varied symptoms all over the body (as in tonic-clonic seizures) or may be confined to just one part of the brain and cause more specific symptoms (as in partial seizures).
www.cerebralpalsyinstitute.org /whatitis.cfm   (1212 words)

  
 Cerebral Palsy Source - Cerebral Palsy, Spastic Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Lawyer
Cerebral palsy, or static encephalopathy, is the collective name used to describe a spectrum of chronic movement disorders affecting body and muscle coordination.
Cerebral palsy is not an inherited disorder, and as of now there is no way to predict which children will be affected by the condition.
Cerebral palsy is a condition, not a disease, and therefore is not communicable.
www.cerebralpalsysource.com /About_CP   (490 words)

  
 Cerebral Palsy: a Guide for Care
Many children with cerebral palsy have a congenital malformation of the brain, meaning that the malformation existed at birth and was not caused by factors occurring during the birthing process.
Cerebral palsy may be classified by the type of movement problem (such as spastic or athetoid cerebral palsy) or by the body parts involved (hemiplegia, diplegia, and quadriplegia).
Cerebral palsy is the term used to describe the motor impairment resulting from brain damage in the young child regardless of the cause of the damage or its effect on the child.
gait.aidi.udel.edu /res695/homepage/pd_ortho/clinics/c_palsy/cpweb.htm   (5126 words)

  
 A closer look at Cerebral Palsy
In individuals who have cerebral palsy, the parts of the body that provide for movement, such as the muscles, nerves, and the spinal cord are normal.
Children with cerebral palsy may exhibit a wide range of symptoms, including involuntary muscular reactions; muscle rigidity; problems with sucking, chewing, and swallowing; incontinence; inability or difficulty in speaking; trouble concentrating, lack of sensing things by touch; and hearing and vision problems.
The main goal of professionals who work with individuals affected by cerebral palsy is to foster as much independence for the individual as his or her impairment will allow.
www.dfps.state.tx.us /Adoption_and_Foster_Care/About_Our_Children/palsy.asp   (1138 words)

  
 UCP: Press Room - Vocabulary Tips
Cerebral palsy, also referred to as CP, is a term used to describe a group of chronic conditions affecting body movement and muscle coordination.
In this form of cerebral palsy, which affects 70 to 80 percent of patients, the muscles are stiffly and permanently contracted.
Early signs of cerebral palsy usually appear before 18 months of age, and parents are often the first to suspect that their infant is not developing motor skills normally.
www.ucp.org /ucp_generaldoc.cfm/1/9/37/37-37/447   (2872 words)

  
 Cerebral Palsy Lawyers
Cerebral palsy is a condition characterized by an impairment of the body's ability to control movement and posture.
The symptoms of cerebral palsy differ widely from one person to another, depending upon the areas of the brain that were injured and the extent of damage.
Cerebral palsy can also be due to infections acquired by the baby during passage through the birth canal, such as herpes, CMV (cytomegalovirus), or Group B strep.
www.palsyinfo.com /html/cerebral.html   (1772 words)

  
 About Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a term used to describe a group of disorders affecting body movement and muscle co-ordination.
The medical definition of cerebral palsy is a "non-progressive" but not unchanging disorder of movement and/or posture, due to an insult to or anomaly of the developing brain.
Although people with cerebral palsy are considered to have a normal life span, the physical challenges of CP may intensify with age (such as increased spasticity, fatigue, loss of strength and declining mobility), and these physical challenges can in turn lead to increased stress and anxiety.
www.ofcp.on.ca /aboutcp.html   (1618 words)

  
 Cerebral Palsy Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
The term cerebral palsy refers to any one of a number of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement and muscle coordination but don’t worsen over time.
The majority of children with cerebral palsy are born with it, although it may not be detected until months or years later.
A small number of children have cerebral palsy as the result of brain damage in the first few months or years of life, brain infections such as bacterial meningitis or viral encephalitis, or head injury from a motor vehicle accident, a fall, or child abuse.
www.ninds.nih.gov /disorders/cerebral_palsy/cerebral_palsy.htm   (575 words)

  
 Cerebral Palsy (CP): Children's Health Issues: Merck Manual Home Edition
Cerebral palsy affects 2 to 4 of every 1,000 infants, but it is 10 times more common in premature infants.
Cerebral palsy is not a disease; it is a constellation of symptoms that result from damage to the parts of the brain that control muscle movements (motor areas).
Cerebral palsy is difficult to diagnose during early infancy.
www.merck.com /mmhe/sec23/ch284/ch284a.html   (1020 words)

  
 Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is one of the most common causes of chronic childhood disability (1.4-2.7 % births).
Cerebral palsy (primarily diplegic cerebral palsy) occurs in 5-8 percent of babies born weighing less than 3 pounds.
Cerebral Palsy is defined very strictly so that some preemies who seem to have neurologically-based movement disorders are not being classified as having CP.
www.comeunity.com /disability/cerebral_palsy   (297 words)

  
 Cerebral Palsy - Overview, Types, Causes - neurologychannel
In cerebral palsy, faulty development or damage to motor areas in the brain impair the body's ability to control movement and posture.
Cerebral palsy is usually associated with events that occur before or during birth, but may be acquired during the first few months or years of life as the result of head trauma or infection.
Cerebral palsy is neither contagious nor inherited, nor is it progressive.
www.neurologychannel.com /cerebralpalsy   (663 words)

  
 Cerebral Palsy and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
The term cerebral palsy is not a diagnosis; it is a loose descriptive term that is used to describe a group of chronic disorders—specifically, motor disorders—which impair the control of movement.
Cerebral palsy is the result of damage to motor areas in the brain.
In other words, cerebral palsy is a result of the brain not properly communicating with the muscles because the brain has been damaged for one reason or another.
www.hbotoday.com /treatment/cp.shtml   (2316 words)

  
 Cerebral Palsy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Loosely translated, cerebral palsy means “brain paralysis.” Cerebral palsy is caused by abnormal development or damage in one or more parts of the brain that control muscle tone and motor activity (movement).
Cerebral palsy may involve muscle stiffness (spasticity), poor muscle tone, uncontrolled movements, and problems with posture, balance, coordination, walking, speech, swallowing, and many other functions.
All children with cerebral palsy, regardless of intelligence level, are able to improve their abilities substantially with appropriate interventions.
www.emedicinehealth.com /cerebral_palsy/article_em.htm   (511 words)

  
 Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills (the ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way).
Cerebral palsy is one of the most common congenital (existing before birth or at birth) disorders of childhood.
Cerebral palsy affects muscle control and coordination, so even simple movements — like standing still — are difficult.
www.kidshealth.org /parent/medical/brain/cerebral_palsy.html   (1039 words)

  
 Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral means anything in the head and palsy refers to anything wrong with control of the muscles or joints in the body.
If someone has cerebral palsy it means that because of an injury to their brain (that's the cerebral part) they are not able to use some of the muscles in their body in the normal way (that's the palsy part).
Cerebral palsy is caused by an injury to the brain before, during, or shortly after birth.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /internet/pediatrics/patients/Tutorials/cp.cfm   (2749 words)

  
 NICHCY- General Info About Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is a condition caused by damage to the brain, usually occurring before, during or shortly following birth.
The causes of cerebral palsy include illness during pregnancy, premature delivery, or lack of oxygen supply to the baby; or it may occur early in life as a result of an accident, lead poisoning, viral infection, child abuse, or other factors.
Persons with cerebral palsy are usually able to attain a substantial degree of independence but, in some cases, may need considerable assistance.
www.kidsource.com /NICHCY/cerebral_palsy.html   (845 words)

  
 InteliHealth:
Cerebral palsy is the name given to a large group of motor (body movement) disorders that begin early in life and result from brain injuries or problems with brain development before birth.
Cerebral palsy can also occur after birth, such as when there is an infection of the brain or a head injury.
Ataxic cerebral palsy — This type of cerebral palsy also is uncommon and usually involves a brain injury in the part of the brain responsible for coordination (called the cerebellum).
www.intelihealth.com /IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/9339/9688.html   (1339 words)

  
 Cerebral Palsy and Yoga
Cerebral Palsy is a disorder caused by injury to the motor areas in the brain, affecting muscle tone and the ability to control movement and posture.
Athetoid cerebral palsy, where the affected parts of the body perform involuntary writhing movements, such as turning, twisting, facial grimacing, and drooling.
Ataxic cerebral palsy, where the main characteristic is lack of balance and coordination and altered depth perception, due to damage to the cerebellum.
www.specialyoga.com /cerebralpalsy.htm   (442 words)

  
 Cerebral Palsy, DD, NCBDDD, CDC
Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move and to maintain balance and posture.
People with cerebral palsy have damage to the part of the brain that controls muscle tone.
What resources are available for people with cerebral palsy and their families?
www.cdc.gov /ncbddd/dd/ddcp.htm   (212 words)

  
 Cerebral Palsy Lawyers, Resources & Support
Cerebral Palsy is a term used to describe a set of chronic disorders that impair the brain's ability to adequately control movement and posture.
Cerebral palsy is not a disorder caused by problems in the muscles or nerves.
Cerebral palsy is not usually inherited from one generation to the next.
www.cerebral-palsy-help.com   (445 words)

  
 Cerebral Palsy Lawyer - Birth Injury Attorney - Cerebral Palsy Source
Cerebral palsy diagnosis increases every year and the cause may be linked to medical malpractice, in which case a cerebral palsy lawyer may be needed.
There is no doubt that special education for cerebral palsy patients will be needed at some point in their life.
Currently, there are 800,000 children and adults in the United States alone affected by some type of cerebral palsy, and an additional 8,000 children are diagnosed each year.
www.cerebralpalsysource.com   (274 words)

  
 Cerebral Palsy - March of Dimes
Cerebral palsy refers to a group of conditions that affect control of movement and posture.
Cerebral palsy usually is not diagnosed until a child is about 2 to 3 years of age.
Another important sign of cerebral palsy is the persistence of certain reflexes, called primitive reflexes, that are normal in younger infants, but generally disappear by 6 to 12 months of age.
www.marchofdimes.com /professionals/14332_1208.asp   (2139 words)

  
 Cerebral Palsy Source - Cerebral Palsy Lawyer & Legal Information
Although medical malpractice is only the cause of cerebral palsy during a moderate percentage of cases, you have the right to know if your child’s cerebral palsy was preventable.
Because so little is known about cerebral palsy, it is difficult to determine if it was indeed malpractice or ill-fated development that caused your child’s cerebral palsy.
Either way, a cerebral palsy lawyer will best be able to determine what legal rights and options are available and advise the proper course of action.
www.cerebralpalsysource.com /Legal_Information   (509 words)

  
 Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the term used for a group of nonprogressive disorders of movement and posture caused by abnormal development of, or damage to, motor control centers of the brain.
Cerebral palsy cannot be cured, but many of the disabilities it causes can be managed through planning and timely care.
In the case of cerebral palsy, lack of oxygen to the brain.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/cerebral_palsy.jsp   (4146 words)

  
 Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy results from an abnormality in or injury to the cerebrum — the largest area of the brain, which controls sensation and voluntary motor function.
Cerebral palsy is generally diagnosed by age 1 or 2.
The goal of cerebral palsy treatment is to help your child reach his or her maximum potential.
edition.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00302.html   (2201 words)

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