Development Disorders

Cerebral Palsy

The term "cerebral palsy" describes a number of disorders that permanently affect body movement and muscle control but that don’t get worse with time. It is not caused by problems in the muscles or the nerves that connect the brain with muscles. Instead the problem is due to brain abnormalities. Some of these appear to be genetic in origin while others seem to be due to problems in pregnancy and delivery such as infection or reduced oxygen supply.

Early treatment plays a major role in helping to reduce the severity of these symptoms, so it is important to have your child evaluated and treated by highly trained professionals such as those at the Center for the Advancement of Youth (CAY)

Helpful links

You can find more information about cerebral palsy at these sites: