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What to do if your child displays symptoms of cerebral palsy

The birth of a child is typically a joyful event. For some families, however, a birth injury mars this beautiful moment. In many cases where a child has cerebral palsy, it may be weeks or months before the new parents discover the condition. Cerebral palsy symptoms include deficits in muscle tone, motor and speech development and problems balancing. There are many other symptoms, and each case is unique in terms of symptoms and severity. Depending on how severe the case is, it may take as long as three to five years to diagnose cerebral palsy.

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