What are the symptoms of cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy (CP) is common developmental delay. It effects posture, movements, perception, proprioception, speech and language. Some individuals with CP may have difficulty in feeding and may have sensory and tactile problems. Some may have visual and/or auditory processing difficulty.
What is delayed development?
A child has a normal sequence of learning and growing. A CP child has delay in eye movements, difficulty in feeding poor head, trunk and pelvis control. This slowly become noticeable as the child does not roll and has difficulty sitting up and so on.
Does CP child catch up?
The brain has fantastic plasticity. This means it can learn. However this depends on the extent of affected area which part and where is affected. They may sit up much later, they may start walking much later than other sibling. Some time they may have difficulty in language and/or visual processing.
Where can I get help for my Cerebral Palsy child?
A children (paediatric) neuro physio is the best person to help. At Birkdale Neuro Rehab Centre we are able to assess each child and organise an individual treatment plan according to their needs. We would work closely with parents and family and invite the sibling to attend so that everyone is involved.
The parents of a child with cp equally need to re learn some of their ideas and this can be quite traumatic.