Cerebral palsy it the common motor disability in childhood. It is a group of disorder in this child not able to maintain balance and posture.

CP can affect the whole body or it might be limited to one limb or one side of the body

If we bifurcate name Cerebral is related to brain, Palsy related to effect on involuntary body parts like arms, legs.

Cerebral palsy is caused by the abnormal growth of brain. Child with cerebral palsy are at risk of low bone mineral density

Speech and language disorder are common in people with cerebral palsy.

Sign of Cerebral Palsy

There several signs of Cerebral Palsy which indicate the child has cerebral palsy after few months of born, Some sign may be visible at birth, many children are not diagnosed until age 2 or later.

An early sign of cerebral palsy as follows

Development Delays: – You will notice this child growth is delays, child take time to roll over, sitting, crawling and walking this indicates the child might have cerebral palsy.

Abnormal Posture: – In this child will use one side of body more compare to the other while crawling or something else.

Abnormal muscle tone: – A child body will be stiff or floppy.

There is some variation in sign can be different as per age

Babies (0 to 10 months)

  • Poor muscle control
  • Low muscle tone
  • Feeling Stiff
  • Delay growth
  • Slow, writhing movements
  • Usually use one side of the body for a movement
  • Difficulties in feeding or swallowing
  • Cannot stand without support

Young child

  • Cannot stand without support
  • not able to walk till 12 – 18 months
  • Very hard to speak simple sentence by 24 months
  • Delay in milestone
  • Learning difficulties
  • Struggle with fine motor skills


This is the few signs which you can see in your child if any symptoms of Cerebral Palsy (CP) present then you may need to contact pediatrician or general practitioner.

Doctor suggest scans such as MRI or CT.

People with cerebral palsy are at risk of low bone mineral density

Nevertheless, as the child gets grow some symptoms might become more or less severe.

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