The damage responsible for cerebral palsy occurs only while the brain is
immature - either during development before birth, during birth itself, or during childhood. Feel free to download the complete Reiki Treatment guide here!
There are three main forms of the disease plus a mixed form.
Spastic This is the most common form, and also the one that
varies most widely in severity. The most typical symptom is difficulty in walking. Mildly affected children may display only slight clumsiness in such activities as running or handwriting. Others, however, are unable to manage even
the simplest voluntary motions.
Choreoathetoid is the second form typical symptoms are spontaneous, involuntary muscle contractions - either abrupt jerks or repetitive athetoid writhing. Those affected have trouble keeping
their bodies stable, whether standing or sitting.
Ataxic - This form weakens the sense of balance, the perception of depth and distance, and the ability to reach objects accurately or to identify them by touch. The muscles
are flabby, and walking is unsteady.
Mixed - Some of those affected have symptoms of more than one form of the disease.