Athetoid Cerebral Palsy

Physical therapy is essential in the treatment of cerebral palsy and should be started early.  Daily range of motion exercises will help prevent muscle atrophy.  For those suffering from dysarthia (Speech is often altered in individuals with athetoid CP because of difficulty breathing and controlling the tongue and vocal chords), speech therapy is often recommended..

The treatment for cerebral palsy can vary tremendously and deciding on the right treatment for a child is extremely difficult for parents without medical knowledge. That is why it is imperative that parents work with their doctors and treatment team to determine the best treatment for their child.

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