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Does mild cerebral palsy have mental or just physical limitations?

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Dr. Hank Chambers
Pediatrics - Sports Medicine
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In brief: Could be both

Cerebral palsy is a spectrum of many symptoms.
Some children have severe physical limitations but little cognitive problems. Others have little physical limitations, but severe cognitive problems. There are people all over the MAP with different combinations. While it is true that the more physical limitations you have, the more your chance of having cognitive problems, this is not always true.

In brief: Could be both

Cerebral palsy is a spectrum of many symptoms.
Some children have severe physical limitations but little cognitive problems. Others have little physical limitations, but severe cognitive problems. There are people all over the MAP with different combinations. While it is true that the more physical limitations you have, the more your chance of having cognitive problems, this is not always true.
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