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Coping and Support for Cerebral Palsy Patients
Cerebral palsy is an inborn condition that makes a child unable to entirely control his motor function, specifically coordination and muscle control. It is neither communicable nor progressive. The term is usually used to refer to several chronic conditions that greatly affect bodily movements and overall muscle coordination. It has been found to be caused by damages to specific brain areas almost always during infancy or fatal development. In many cases, cerebral palsy could be diagnosed and observed before, during or immediately/ shortly after birth of a baby.
Cerebral Palsy Risks While Pregnant
The United Cerebral Palsy estimates that about 764,000 children and adults in the United States have symptoms of cerebral palsy. Every year, there are about 8,000 babies being diagnosed of having cerebral palsy. While there are about 1,200 to 1,500 children who are in preschool shows signs.
Common Misconceptions about Cerebral Palsy
It is not alright for any infant or child to have a condition called cerebral palsy. As you know, this could mean the overall development of the child would be affected. In general, cerebral palsy is directly affecting the motor development of any child. Through the years, numerous research efforts have been conducted, but still, cerebral palsy is a condition that is up to this day incurable, but treatable.