What is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is defined as a clinical
syndrome characterised by a persisting posture or movement disorder, as a
consequence of a non progressive pathological process that damaged the brains
during their early development. This takes place before the first birthday.
There are limitations in activities and it often involves disorders in sensory
perception, cognition, communication, and/or behaviour.
The prevalence of CP depends on the age of the child
at the moment the diagnose is made. Especially in children with CP without a
burdened medical previous history there often is a delay in making the
diagnosis. In the Western world the prevalence of CP is around 2 children in
every 1000 live born children. read more....