What is cerebral palsy?

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Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is a lifelong disorder, affecting movement and posture

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Signs of cerebral palsy

The main signs for cerebral palsy are delayed development and difficulties with movement and co-ordination

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Causes of cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is caused by either a bleed in the brain (haemorrhage) or lack of oxygen to the brain (anoxia)

Types of cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy can be classified in many ways, including by function, distribution or type of tone

Useful resources

There are lots of very useful resources from across the world

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Aoife's Story

Having virtual sessions opened up a new avenue of skill-building for Aoife

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Clara’s story

When we completed our first baby block of 6 weeks of therapy at Cerebral Palsy Cymru’s therapy centre it was a life-changer. We are truly grateful to have found such help and guidance amongst the darkness, we can now look forward to the future, thanks to Cerebral Palsy Cymru.

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Pam Perry

I started to Bake for Bobath in 2014 as a fun way of saying thank you to Bobath for the amazing therapy they have given my granddaughter.

Held at home, a small gathering of friends with plenty of cake and coffee plus donations, £97.00, not bad I thought. Still held at home it is an annual event on m…

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Sienna

Sienna’s story

The early intervention programme, has been such a comfort to us as we were doing something positive from pretty much day one for Sienna. The support and comfort that Cerebral Palsy Cymru provides means that the therapy doesn’t just stop with the child who receives it, the whole family benefits.

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Fred Soper

Being a volunteer for Cerebral Palsy Cymru means I can give something back to my community. I was a customer at Crwys road and liked the atmosphere that the manager created. The volunteers are happy and the manager is kind-hearted and good with everyone so when I got the opportunity to volunteer my …

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