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What are the Symptoms of Mild Cerebral Palsy?

Submitted by jrlaw on Oct 27th, 2009

While cerebral palsy, in general, refers to a group of nervous disorders that affects motor control in individuals, mild cerebral palsy specifically refers to a type of cerebral palsy where there is only slight impairment. In this type of disease, the brain damage is simply not that severe. In fact, the symptoms of cerebral palsy in these types of cases may not even be that recognizable.

As a result, you, and even doctors, may not realize that a child does in fact have a case of mild cerebral palsy. In many cases, parents do not recognize that there is a problem until the child begins to learn to read – and has difficulty with this task.

There are very subtle symptoms that may indicate that a child has a mild case of cerebral palsy. For instance, you may notice that your child may have difficulty lifting heavier items - while he or she can draw a picture with no difficulty.

Moreover, because mild cerebral palsy is not easy to diagnose at a very early age, children with mild cerebral palsy will not be able to benefit from the early invention treatments that children with more severe cases of cerebral palsy benefit from. Further, due to the fact that children with mild cerebral palsy symptoms do well in school, the costs of physical and/or occupational therapy may not be covered at their elementary schools.

Rasansky Law firm is dedicated to being an advocate for children suffering from cerebral palsy. If you feel that this birth injury is due to negligence, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.