When Cerebral Palsy Affects Your Family
Cerebral palsy causes differing levels of physical and mental dysfunction, from difficulty talking and moving to the inability to complete everyday tasks. Most children with cerebral palsy need additional medical care, physical therapy and support.
It is estimated that the cost of this care can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Cerebral palsy is actually a group of diverse conditions with many possible causes. These causes may include:
- Premature birth
- Severe jaundice
- Lack of oxygen to the fetus
- Infections during pregnancy