Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders impairing the control of movement due to damage to the brain. The condition is a non progressive one, that is, the brain damage does not continue to worsen. The disorder results from brain injury that affects a baby during his/her development in the womb. The symptoms include seizures, irritability, jitteriness, respiratory issues and sometimes coma if it is severe. Cerebral palsy also causes slurred speeches, swallowing disorders and poor motor coordination. A physical therapist evaluates the muscle tone, walking problems and strength.
HOW IS CEREBRAL PALSY DIAGNOSED?
Many children who have cerebral palsy have a normal intellect and experience no seizures.