Cerebral palsy, (CP)

refers to a group of disorders in the development of motor control and posture, occurring as a result of a non-progressive impairment of the developing central nervous system. The motor disorders of cerebral palsy can be accompanied by disturbances of sensation, cognition, communication, perception, and/or seizure disorder.

These brief overviews have been created by Dr. Peter Rosenbaum, who would welcome comments, suggestions and inputs from readers regarding content and errors that need correcting.

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Measures that are commonly used in CP