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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
|Online resources||Cerebral palsy (NHS Choices website)
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.