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Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move and to maintain balance and posture. The disorders appear in the first few years of life. Usually they do not get worse over time. People with cerebral palsy may have difficulty walking. They may also have trouble with tasks such as writing or using scissors. Some have other medical conditions, including seizure disorders or mental impairment.

Cerebral palsy happens when the areas of the brain that control movement and posture do not develop correctly or get damaged. Early signs of cerebral palsy usually appear before 3 years of age. Babies with cerebral palsy are often slow to roll over, sit, crawl, smile, or walk. Some babies are born with cerebral palsy; others get it after they are born.

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  1. Cerebral Palsy (National Library of Medicine)  
    Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move and to maintain balance ... do not get worse over time. People with cerebral palsy may have difficulty walking. They may also have ...
  2. Cerebral Palsy Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Cerebral Palsy Introduction Cerebral palsy, or CP, can cause serious neurological symptoms in children. Up to 5000 children ... it does not get enough oxygen or blood. Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy is the name given to a ...
  3. Cerebral Palsy -- Hope through Research From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    ... Career Awards Enhancing Diversity Find People About NINDS Cerebral Palsy: Hope Through Research Clinical Trials Trial of Erythropoietin ... can I get more information? Glossary What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological ...
  4. Facts about Cerebral Palsy (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... gov . Cerebral Palsy (CP) Share Compartir Facts About Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders ... or joint problems (such as contractures ). Types of Cerebral Palsy Doctors classify CP according to the main type ...
  5. Resources - cerebral palsy ... following organizations are good resources for information on cerebral palsy : National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - www. ...
  6. Cerebral Palsy (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... child who is living with the condition. About Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy is one of the most common ... does not get worse over time. Causes of Cerebral Palsy The exact causes of most cases of CP ...
  7. Cerebral Palsy (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... do just what everyone else does. What Is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy (CP for short) is a disorder ... part of the brain is involved. How Does Cerebral Palsy Affect People? The three types of cerebral palsy ...
  8. Cerebral Palsy From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Cerebral Palsy Information Page Clinical Trials Trial of Erythropoietin Neuroprotection in Extremely Preterm Infants (PENUT) This trial will determine ...
  9. What You Need to Know about Cerebral Palsy (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... CDC Features What You Need to Know About Cerebral Palsy Language: English Español (Spanish) Share Compartir Cerebral palsy ... with cerebral palsy get identified early. What is cerebral palsy? CP is a group of disorders that affects ...
  10. ... please enable JavaScript. Genes May Raise Risk of Cerebral Palsy, Study Finds But expert stresses that chance of ... Preidt Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Cerebral Palsy Family History TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- ...
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