Signs and symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

The signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy vary according to the age of the child. As the child grows older, the child may manifest very different features. The symptoms of cerebral palsy differ in type and severity from one person to the next, and may even change in an individual over time Sometimes children with hypotonia (Low tone) become hypertonic (High tone). Grossly, a child with cerebral palsy may have any or many of these common signs / symptoms / features of cerebral palsy

  •  Muscle tone variations: Hypertonic (too stiff / presence of tightness), hypotonic (too floppy / low muscle tone) or Fluctuate tone (Combination of high and low muscle tone)
  • Presence of tremors or involuntary movements (Dyskinetic)
  •  Presence of slow, writhing movements (athetosis)
  •  Lack of muscle coordination (ataxia)
  • Presence of lead pipe stiffness-Rigidity
  •  Milestones delays in reaching gross motor and fine motor both
  •  Using only one side of the body (Hemiplegia)
  •  Gait disorders-Walking on toes, a crouched gait, a scissors-like gait or a wide based gait
  •  Presence of excessive drooling
  •  Difficulty with swallowing, sucking and chewing solid foods
  •  Delays or difficulties in communication skill /speaking
  •  Presence of seizures / epilepsy / convulsion
  •  Problems with teething /dental problems
  •  Sensory dysfunction / hyper or hyposensitive
  •  Vision difficulties such as squint, optic atrophy, nystagmus, etc
  •  Hearing difficulties or deficits
  •  Urinary incontinence / poor bladder and bowel control
  •  Low cognition, Intellectual impairment / disability or mental retardation
  •  Sensory loss / Abnormal touch or pain perceptions
  •  Problems with coordination and equilibrium
  •  Presence of Microcephaly (small size head) / hydrocephaly (watery fluid in the head) , etc

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Cerebral Palsy Introduction  

Causes of Cerebral Palsy    

Types of Cerebral Palsy 

Treatments of Cerebral Palsy

Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy 

Hypotonic Cerebral Palsy

Signs and symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

Associated Problems with Cerebral Palsy

Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy

Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Ataxic Cerebral Palsy
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