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|Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
||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.|
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
Find your local support services:
The Foundation for Conductive Education
Tel. 0121 442 5556
Helpline 0808 808 1111
|Children & young people||
Family services (Scope)
Preparing for adult life (Contact, charity for families with disabled children)
Coronavirus information (Scope)
Cerebral palsy (NHS Choices website)
Living with a condition (The Brain Charity)
|News and events||Research Participants Needed! Research investigation on the relationship between cerebral palsy, anxiety and participation (Scope and the University of Bristol, June 2020)
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.