- Spastic: This type of
cerebral palsyis the most seen in children and it can affect either one side of the body or affect the entire body. This type involves muscle spasms and their body is stiff making it hard to move the limbs.
- Athetoid: Movements in this type are abnormal. They can be jerking, slow, not controlled movements.
- Ataxic: This condition is not as common, the balance and coordination is off.
- Mixed: This condition usually is made of symptoms of other
Is Your Child Displaying CP Symptoms?
One main symptom of
Some factors that your child may have some developmental delays are:
- After 2 months, the head movements are not controlled well
- Cannot sit on their own after 10 months
- Cannot crawl or stand after 1 year
- One side of body drags
- Does not walk after 2 years of age
These are not the only the signs to be aware of, other signs are muscle stiffness or overly relaxed muscles. Muscle impairment also will affect their posture. Parents should also be aware that hand preference of a child usually happens after 12 months. If you child is showing early signs of hand preference can be a sign of CP.
Associated Conditions, Symptoms & Diagnosis
- Problem with breathing
- Impairments with vision, speech, or hearing
- They are mentally challenged
If there are signs that something is wrong with your child, you need to take them in to see a doctor immediately. Doctors will diagnose your child using MRIs, EEGs, CT scans and other related tests.
If your child is diagnosed with CP due to medical neglect you should contact a medical malpractice attorney right away. You may be able to recover some monetary losses from the injury. Call an experienced attorney to find out more.