Is cerebral palsy serious?

The severity of cerebral palsy can vary greatly. Some children may merely find the condition to cause slight inconvenience, while others will never be capable of caring for themselves. No matter how mild or severe your child's cerebral palsy is, physical and occupational therapy can help. By starting therapy early, your child will be able to overcome some of the limits set by cerebral palsy.

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Is cerebral palsy life-threatening?
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Cerebral palsy is an inconvenience, but the condition is not life-threatening. Cerebral palsy may ca...
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What do I need to know about caring for someone with cerebral palsy?
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Someone with cerebral palsy needs to learn to be as independent as possible. If you are caring for s...
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What is cerebral palsy?
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Cerebral palsy (also called CP) is a group of conditions that affects the parts of the brain that co...
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What is assistive technology in cerebral palsy?
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Devices that help individuals move about more easily and communicate successfully at home, at school...
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