Cerebral Palsy | Diagnosis & Tests

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How can my doctor tell if my child has CP?

Your doctor will look at your child's muscles, posture and reflexes. He or she will also ask you about your child's physical development. Your doctor may also order special tests, such as a CT scan or an MRI, to see if there is any damage to the brain.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 07/06

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