What does spastic cerebral palsy look like?

Spastic cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder that causes problems with movement and balance due to a brain injury that occurs during or near the time of labor and delivery.  Sometimes cerebral palsy is noticed soon after birth, but in other children, the disorder won’t be noticed until a few years later.  Babies with cerebral palsy…

What are the risk factors for cerebral palsy?

Risk factors for cerebral palsy are factors that increase the likelihood that a child will develop cerebral palsy (CP). The presence of a risk factor does not mean that cerebral palsy is inevitable, but it does increase the chance of the types of brain damage that cause cerebral palsy.  The presence of risk factors should serve as an alert…