Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Advice: Basics About CP

What are some things - I guess you can say ‘basics’ - that you think most people should know about cerebral palsy?

Cerebral Palsy is a result of brain damage (a lack of oxygen) that impacts the part of the brain responsible for certain movement. It isn’t progressive. It isn’t contagious. But it is permanent. It doesn’t always affect cognition but it can. As there are many different parts of the brain and many different degrees of oxygen deprivation, CP is as varied as the people who have it. This is a great, visual explanation of what Cerebral Palsy is.