Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder caused by a non-progressive brain injury or malformation that occurs while the child’s brain is immature. CP primarily affects body movement and muscle coordination, however the child may also experience other problems of development.

Every case of CP is unique to the individual. There are different causes of CP and different patterns and severity of impairments. In addition to motor impairments, children with CP may present with difficulties in cognition, hearing, and/or seeing. Although CP involves damage to the brain that currently cannot be fully repaired, treatment and therapy help manage the effects on the child’s development, and improve the participation of children and youth in the activities that are important for their development, so as to improve their functioning and the well-being of their families.

For CP, early detection and early intervention are crucial. Timely detection of CP, along with early therapy, enable children to enhance their functional potential and maximize benefit.

EDIT-CP refers to the Early Detection and Intervention Toolkit for children with CP. EDIT-CP is designed to support clinicians to detect CP early, and quickly connect children to evidence-informed early interventions. In addition, EDIT-CP offers user-friendly information for children and families to increase their awareness about existing approaches and facilitate their assessment and rehabilitation journeys.

Overview For Parents

Overview For Clinicians