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Cerebral Palsy can be classified based on movement disorder and/or by the number of limbs affected. Classification based on the number of limbs affected includes:
The location of a brain injury determines the affect on movement. Classification based on movement disorder is as follows:
Ataxic Cerebral Palsy: Damage to the cerebellum leads to Ataxic Cerebral Palsy causing a disturbance of balance and depth perception. The patients usually have a poor muscle tone, staggering walk, and unsteady hands.
Mixed Types: The symptoms in this type do not correspond to any particular type of cerebral palsy. Some muscles are too light and some are too relaxed in children suffering from mixed type of cerebral palsy (1 & 3).
Article by Kona Vishnu, MS
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