Cerebral Palsy is a permanent physical condition that affects movement is not an illness and or a disease it can affect people differently. If someone has this disability it means that part of their brain is not working properly or has not developed.
This will have happened before they were born, around the time of birth or in early childhood. The affected area of the brain is usually one of the parts which control the muscles and certain body movements.
In some people, cerebral palsy is barely noticeable. Others will be more severely affected.
The motor disorders of cerebral palsy are often accompanied by disturbances of
- Perception and/or
- Behaviour and/or
- By a seizure disorder” (Rosenbaum et al, 2005)”
Cerebral palsy is a non-progressive disorder, however secondary orthopedic deformities are common for example, hip dislocation and scoliosis of the spine. There is no known cure; medical intervention, Conductive Education have been shown to be helpful.
Cerebral palsy is further classified by topography, dependent on the region of the body affected. These typography classifications include:
Classifications that reflect the brain with Cerebral Palsy The three classifications are: