Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

The symptoms and severity of cerebral palsy vary from person to person but may include:
  • Difficulty with muscle control
  • Uncontrolled movements
  • Spasms
  • Poor balance and coordination
  • Favoring one side of the body
  • Difficulty with fine motor skills
  • Stiff muscles
  • Eye muscle imbalance
  • Tremors or jerking involuntary movements

Cerebral Palsy Risk Factors:

Some factors that increase the risk of Cerebral Palsy include:
  • Low birth weight (children who weigh less than 5 ½ pounds)
  • Premature birth
  • Multiple births – twins, triples, and other multiple births have a high risk of CP
  • Assisted reproduction technology / Infertility treatments
  • Infections during pregnancy
  • Jaundice and kernicterus
  • Birth complications

Types of Cerebral Palsy Treatment 

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Speech Generating Devices

Treatment Type 1

At Lincare AAC, we know living with speech disorders can be isolating, which is why we are committed to helping you gain the power to communicate and connect. We use highly customizable speech-generating devices to help with communication issues caused by congenital conditions, developmental delays, acquired diseases, or injuries.

How We Can Help

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