Cerebral Palsy is a term that is used to refer to a number of conditions which impact on a person’s movement, co-ordination, speech, vision and learning.
There are three main types of Cerebral Palsy. People with spastic cerebral palsy have increased muscle tone which can mean that the muscles are still and so it can be difficult or in some circumstances impossible for them to move.
People with Dyskinetic Palsy will have difficulty controlling their muscles. They will often experience involuntary movements. The final type of Cerebral Palsy is Ataxic Cerebral Palsy. People with this type of Cerebral Palsy have difficulty with balance and co-ordination. It is however possible for people to have a mix of the three different types.