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. Cerebral Palsy primarily affects body movement and muscle coordination, however the child may also experience other problems of development.

Every case of cerebral palsy is unique to the individual. There are different causes of CP and different patterns and severity of impairments. Children with CP often present other impairments such as hearing, vision or cognitive deficits. Although cerebral palsy is 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 quality of life and that of their families.

Learn about Early Detection of CP

Overview For Parents

Overview For Clinicians