Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy What Does It Mean For My Child?
Spastic diplegia cerebral palsy affects muscle stiffness in predominantly the legs.
The arms and face may be less severely affected, and the hands may be clumsy. Tendon reflexes are hyperactive. Toes point up. Tightness in certain leg muscles makes the legs move like the arms of a scissor.
Children with this
type of cerebral palsy
may require a walker or leg braces. Intelligence and language skills are often normal.