Video Explanation of Cerebral Palsy
In this video and in the sections on this website, we explain Cerebral Palsy, the process of getting a diagnosis, the importance of treatment plans, and how to get community and legal support.
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No, you cannot get Cerebral Palsy later in life. The common belief that you can develop Cerebral Palsy later is most often attributed to the delay between childbirth and receiving an official diagnosis, which can sometimes occur years later.
People who have Cerebral Palsy are other related conditions are considered at high risk for getting seriously ill from Coronavirus (a.k.a. COVID-19). If you have Cerebral Palsy, you should take extra precautions not to protect your health. In this article, we will cover the risks and the best practices to keep safe.
No, a child cannot grow out of Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is a non-progressive but permanent group of disorders. However, the symptoms of Cerebral Palsy may change as a child grows up. Additionally, many symptoms of Cerebral Palsy can be treated.
Yes, it is possible for a child to be diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy even if the child’s MRI appears normal. An MRI will show medical professionals the structure of the child’s brain, but cannot always predict how well the brain is working.