Spastic Quadraplegic Cerebral Palsy What Does It Mean For My Child?
Spastic quadraplegic cerebral palsy is the most severe form of cerebral palsy. It is caused by widespread damage to the brain or significant brain malformations.
According to the National Institutes of Health, this form is often associated with moderate or severe mental retardation. That may be, but with hard work your child can get better.
Our son was
as spastic quadraplegic, and he is brilliant. He understands us, he communicates with us, and his physical structure is constantly improving. He has a long way to go, but he is on a good path.
Spastic quadraplegic children will often have severe stiffness in their limbs but a floppy neck. They are rarely able to walk. Speaking and being understood are difficult. Seizures can be frequent and hard to control.