Cerebal Palsy refers to a non-progressive disorder of movement resulting from damage to the brain before, during, or immediately after birth. It is often associated with other neurological and mental problems.
There are many causes including birth injury, hypoxia, hypoglycaemia, jaundice and infection. Cerebral Palsy's most common disability is a Spastic paralysis. Sensation is usually affected, leading to a lack of balance, and intelligence, posture and speech are frequently impaired. Contractures of the limbs may cause fixed abnormalities. Other associated features of Cerebral Palsy include epilepsy, visual impairment, squint, reduced hearing, and behavioral problems.