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What should I know to care for someone with spastic paralysis?

It is important for any caretaker or family member of someone with spastic paralysis to be informed. Persons with spastic paralysis need support and encouragement from their caretakers to live up to their potential, particularly if their condition is caused by cerebral palsy. Some responsibilities can be relieved through training and daily living skills. Seeking support from outside agencies and organizations is encouraged. Counseling is often helpful for parents to process their grief or frustration.

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