Cerebral Palsy Case Study

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Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder. It is can be caused by a brain injury or malformation that occurs while the child’s brain is developing—before, during, or after birth. Cerebral Palsy can affect a child’s muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance. It can also damage a child’s fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and oral motor functioning ("Signs and Symptoms," 2015). Every Cerebral Palsy diagnosis isn’t the same, each case is unique. The type, extent and timing of the injury of the child’s developing brain is what causes each case to be different. The brain damage that causes Cerebral Palsy is a result of either:

Prenatal disturbance of brain cell migration- brain cells moving to their designated