Cerebral Palsy Program Overview

Cerebral Palsy is the result of a brain injury or a brain malformation. Individuals with Cerebral Palsy were most likely to be born with the condition, although some acquire it later.

Cerebral Palsy affects body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance. It can also impact fine motor skills, gross motor skills and oral motor functioning. Any individual with Cerebral Palsy will likely show signs of physical impairment. However, the type of movement dysfunction, the location and number of limbs involved, as well as the extent of the impairment, varies from one individual to another.

Cerebral Palsy is damage to the brain that is currently incurable. Treatment and therapy help to alleviate effects on the body.