Know about Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. CP is the most common motor disability in childhood. Cerebral means having to do with the brain. Palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles. CP is caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain that affects a person’s ability to control his or her muscles.
Main cause of cerebral palsy:Cerebral palsy is caused by a brain injury or problem that occurs during pregnancy or birth or within the first 2 to 3 years of a child's life. It can be caused by: Problems from being born too early (premature birth). Not getting enough blood, oxygen, or other nutrients before or during birth.
There's currently no cure for cerebral palsy, but treatments are available to help people with the condition be as active and independent as possible. Children and adults with the condition are cared for by a team of healthcare professionals, who will work with you to come up with a care plan.
You can help someone with cerebral palsy
Physical therapy. Muscle training and exercises can help your child's strength, flexibility, balance, motor development and mobility. ...
Occupational therapy. ...
Speech and language therapy. ...
There are certain grants and aid that you can apply for as well.
Adults with cerebral palsy may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI, which is only for those who paid taxes into the Social Security system, or in some cases for those whose spouses paid into the system) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI, which is for low-income people).