A Cerebral Palsy Guide for Parents

This cerebral palsy guide is intended to provide you with as much information as possible about your child's cerebral palsy diagnosis.

Whether you are looking for information ranging from cerebral palsy in infants to cerebral palsy aging, hopefully this cerebral palsy guide can help.

In addition to the information found through the links on the left which provide insight into the Diagnosis, Causes, Symptoms, and Prognosis, parents also want basic information on cerebral palsy.

When our son was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, we knew very little about the disorder. Our doctors didn't seem to have answers for us either.

We often wished that a cerebral palsy guide or "one-stop shop" existed where we could easily and quickly find information to help us to better understand cerebral palsy and what it meant for our son and family.

Sometimes the new terms that come at you when your child is diagnosed can be overwhelming. You have enough to worry about with your cerebral palsy child. You don't need to spend your time trying to track down more info on cerebral palsy.

Hopefully this cerebral palsy guide can help.

What is Cerebral Palsy?

The best place to begin is by understanding what is meant by the term, cerebral palsy. For a complete definition of cerebral palsy, please click here.

Cerebral palsy history
and cerebral palsy stats can also provide insight into the background and prevalence of this disorder.

FYI, you may sometimes see the term written Cerebral Palsey or Cerebrel Palsy. These are simply common misspellings of the correct term.

What are the Types of Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a very broad term. Included within this broad definition are the following types of cerebral palsy.

Click on each type to learn more:

Ataxic Cerebral Palsy
Athetoid Cerebral Palsy
Hypertonic Cerebral Palsy
Hypotonic Cerebral Palsy
Mild Cerebral Palsy
Mixed Cerebral Palsy
Partial Cerebral Palsy
Spastic Cerebral Palsy
Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy
Spastic Hemiplegia Cerebral Palsy
Spastic Quadraplegic Cerebral Palsy

What Can We Expect for Our Cerebral Palsy Child?

For the most part, the prognosis for your cerebral palsy child that you receive from the medical community is not encouraging. In many cases, this information points to a grim future.

But, we have learned that it doesn't necessarily have to be that way.

You can help your child get better.

There is hope for your child.

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