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Cerebral Palsy Developmental Delays and Signs

Early Signs of Cerebral Palsy at Birth:

  • Trouble eliminating
  • Lack of certain reflexes
  • Difficult breathing
  • Trouble eating

Signs of Cerebral Palsy at 3 Months of Age:

  • Has unusually stiff or floppy muscles
  • Consistently uses one side of his body more often than the other
  • Doesn't respond to your voice
  • Doesn't follow toys with her eyes
  • Doesn't use facial expressions
  • Doesn't enjoy being around people

Signs of Cerebral Palsy at 4 - 5 Months of Age:

  • Doesn't turn his head to locate sounds
  • Doesn't smile spontaneously
  • Has difficulty getting objects to his mouth

Signs of Cerebral Palsy at Six (6) Months of Age:

  • Does not laugh or make sounds
  • Does not actively reach for toys
  • Cannot sit without help

Signs of Cerebral Palsy at Seven (7) to Nine (9) Months of Age:

  • Doesn't follow toys with both eyes at both near and far ranges
  • Won't play games
  • Doesn't actively reach for toys
  • Doesn't bear some weight on their legs
  • Doesn't babble
  • Doesn't try to attract attention through actions

In cases whether the signs of cerebral palsy may not be as pronounced, a parent and doctor may need to wait. In some cases, the signs of CP may take several more months than normal to be revealed or in some cases, with time the earlier suspected signs of cerebral palsy are proved wrong and a cerebral palsy diagnosis is incorrect. Cerebral palsy is often suspected when a child does not achieve normal growth milestones, such as rolling over, sitting, crawling, smiling, or walking. However more severe symptoms may also appear at birth. If you are concerned about your baby's development, you should check with your doctor. He or she can help you distinguish between normal developmental variation among children and a more significant developmental disorder.

Signs of Spastic Cerebral Palsy- Spastic syndromes are the most common, representing about 70% of all Cerebral Palsy cases. The spasticity is due to upper motor neuron involvement and may mildly or severely affect motor function.  The affected limbs appear stiff and difficult to move.  These limbs are usually underdeveloped and show increased deep tendon reflexes and muscular hypertonicity, weakness a tendency to contractures.

Signs of Athetoid Cerebral Palsy - Athetoid or dyskinetic syndromes occur in about 20% of the Cerebral Palsy cases and usually result from basal ganglia involvement.  The resultant slow writhing, involuntary or uncontrolled movements may affect the extremities (athetoid) or proximal parts of the limbs and trunk

Signs of Ataxic Cerebral Palsy - Ataxic Syndromes are very uncommon, usually affecting less than 10% of the Cerebral Palsy cases and result from involvement of the cerebellum or its pathways and produce weakness, incoordination, wide-based gait, imbalance and difficulty in depth perception.

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