What are the symptoms of CP?
The symptoms of CP usually do not get worse over time. Symptoms may include:
- Stiff muscles or muscles that are too floppy
- Uncontrolled movements
- Lack of coordination
- Difficulty walking (for example, one foot or leg may drag)
- Difficulty with fine motor control (for example, difficulty with writing or buttoning a shirt)
- Difficulty speaking, swallowing or eating
- Excessive drooling
Children who have CP sometimes have other health problems. These can include problems with vision, problems with hearing or developmental delays.
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