Typically the first person to notice early symptoms of cerebral palsy is a parent or caregiver. At first, many repress the idea that anything is wrong and correlate missed development milestones to their child being a “late bloomer.” However, if you believe your child is showing signs of cerebral palsy, it’s best to contact Nassau Suffolk Neurology. Our neurologist can perform several diagnostic tests to determine the existence of cerebral palsy and other developmental disorders. Continue reading to learn more about the common symptoms of cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy, or CP, is a group of disorders that affect an individual’s ability to move and maintain their posture and balance. CP is often caused by damage to the developing brain before birth. The symptoms and signs of cerebral palsy present during infancy or early childhood. While the symptoms of CP vary greatly, they can include problems with movement and coordination, development, speech, and eating. Some of the signs include:
Symptoms of cerebral palsy don’t usually worsen with age. Getting a prompt diagnosis for any developmental delays or movement disorders is essential to ensure your child can begin therapy and treatment.
Cerebral palsy is diagnosed during childhood through a variety of neurological tests. At Nassau Suffolk Neurology, we perform various neurological tests to determine the presence of cerebral palsy and recommend additional tests and treatments to help your child. Here are some tests for diagnosing CP:
If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, there are additional tests to measure the disorder in their development process. Nassau Suffolk Neurology will help you find the proper treatment to benefit your child’s needs.