Name Cerebral Palsy
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
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Find your local support services:
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The Foundation for Conductive Education
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Tel. 0121 442 5556
Helpline 0808 808 1111
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Children & young people

Family services (Scope)
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Preparing for adult life (Contact, charity for families with disabled children)
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Online resources

 The Brain Changer Arts Project (The Brain Charity)

Coronavirus information (Scope)
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Cerebral palsy (NHS Choices website)
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 Living with a condition (The Brain Charity)

News and events

Survey: Treatment of Childhood Neurological Conditions (British Paediatric Neurology Association, September 2020)
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Research Participants Needed! Research investigation on the relationship between cerebral palsy, anxiety and participation (Scope and the University of Bristol, June 2020)
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Our resources

Can I tell you about Cerebral Palsy? The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Visit our library to read Can I tell you about Cerebral Palsy? A guide for friends, family and professionals by M. Stanton and K. Stanton. Or have a Link opens in new window look in your local library for this book.
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