|Related to/Also known as|
|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||
Survey: Treatment of Childhood Neurological Conditions (British Paediatric Neurology Association, September 2020)
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.