Ataxic Cerebral Palsy What Does It Mean For My Child?
Ataxic cerebral palsy is rare, occurring in less than 10% of cerebral palsy cases. Those with ataxia have damage to their cerebellum that affects balance and depth perception.
Ataxic children will often have poor coordination and walk unsteadily with a wide-based gait, placing their feet unusually far apart. They have difficulty with quick or precise movements, such as writing or buttoning a shirt. It is also common to have low muscle tone
and difficulty with visual or auditory processing.
Children with this
type of cerebral palsy
may also have intention tremor, in which a voluntary movement, such as reaching for a book, is accompanied by trembling that gets worse the closer their hand gets to the object.
If you have a cerebral palsy child with ataxia, don't be overwhelmed.
available that can help your child get better.
There is hope.
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