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Name Cerebral Palsy
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Symptoms Cerebral Palsy is a disorder of movement and posture. It is due to damage to, or failure in, the areas of the brain which control movement. The effects vary from individual to individual; difficulties include awkwardness in walking, or of hand and arm movements, or speech.
Types

Spastic Cerebral Palsy - stiffens muscles and decreases range of movement of joints.

Athetoid Cerebral Palsy - frequent involuntary movements, speech hard to understand and hearing problems are common.

Ataxic Cerebral Palsy - difficult to balance, poor spatial awareness.

Useful national contacts Scope
Helpline: 0808 800 3333
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Find your local support services:
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The Foundation for Conductive Education
Tel. 0121 442 5556
Mencap
Helpline 0808 808 1111
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Online resources Liverpool John Moores University seeks adults for research into therapy (June 2015)
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Cerebral palsy (NHS Choices website)
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Our resources

Can I tell you about Cerebral Palsy? The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Visit our library to read Can I tell you about Cerebral Palsy? A guide for friends, family and professionals by M. Stanton and K. Stanton. Or have a Link opens in new window look in your local library for this book.
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