Cerebral Palsy: Stats And Facts - Assistive Technology Blog
This infographic originally appeared on the UKS Mobility website. Cerebral Palsy is the general term for a number of neurological conditions that affect movement and co-ordination. Neurological conditions are caused by problems in the brain and nervous system. Cerebral palsy is caused by a problem in the part of the brain responsible for controlling muscles. The condition can occur if the brain develops abnormally or is damaged before, during or shortly after birth. Please note: The numbers suggested in the infographic are mostly UK based. Text version of infographic: Some stats and more facts Cerebral Palsy is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance, and posture. Although it’s not considered an overtly common disorder, thousands of children are born with it every year, requiring special care and attention. Quick Fact Sheet Brain injury during the developmental stages of a fetus is responsible for 70% of CP cases. An additional 20% are diagnosed with congenital cerebral palsy due to a brain injury during the birthing process. It has been well documented throughout history, one of the first records being that of Hippocrates from the 5th century BC. William John Little, 1 [...]