Synopsis of resource
This review gives the reader an understanding of the current thinking behind the definition and classification of CP. It provides the historical perspective and takes the reader through the evolution of CP as a multi-dimensional disorder with associated non-motor neurodevelopmental disorders. It also provides a classification system based on current concepts, incorporating current investigation techniques. It is an absolute must read for anyone involved with or with an interest in Cerebral Palsy.
Key learning outcomes
- Definition of Cerebral palsy (CP)
- Understanding the evolution of the definition
- Understanding the multi-dimensional nature of CP
- Appreciating the associated impairmentsof CP
- Knowing the classification systems for CP
This resource is work of a wide group of authors all notable in the field, including Matin Bax, Peter Rosenbaum and Nigel Paneth as lead authors of different sections.
Executive Committee for the Definition of Cerebral Palsy
Martin Bax, DM FRCP, Co-chairman, Emeritus Reader in Child Health, Division of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Imperial College, London, UK.
Murray Goldstein*, DO, Co-chairman, Medical Director, United Cerebral Palsy Research & Educational Foundation, Washington DC, USA.
Peter Rosenbaum, MD, CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Alan Leviton, MD, Neuroepidemiology Unit, Children’s Hospital, Carnegie, Boston, MA.
Nigel Paneth, MD, Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.
*Correspondence to second author at United Cerebral Palsy Research & Educational Foundation, 1660 L Street NW, Suite 700, Washington DC 20036-5602, USA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DEFINITION OF CEREBRAL PALSY
Bernard Dan, MD PhD, Hôpital Universitaire des Enfants, Reine Fabiola, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
Bo Jacobsson, MD PhD, Perinatal Center, Sahlgrenska University Hospital East, Göteborg, Sweden.
*Correspondence to first author at CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, IAHS Building, Room 408, 1400 Main Street West, Hamilton L8S 1C7, Ontario, Canada. E-mail: email@example.com
THE CLASSIFICATION OF CEREBRAL PALSY
Diane Damiano, PhD PT, Washington University in St Louis, Department of Neurology, St Louis, MO, USA.
*Correspondence to first author at Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University, B636 West Fee Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org