Does my child have cerebral palsy?

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Cerebral palsy is associated with problems with movement, reflexes, co-ordination, joints and bones. Some of the key symptoms include:

  • Delayed milestones/development (such as crawling, rolling, walking, etc.)
  • Spasticity (muscle tightness)
  • Spasms/involuntary movements
  • Jerky/overshooting movements
  • Unco-ordinated or exaggerated facial expressions
  • Problems with balance
  • Unusual gait/walking issues
  • Joint stiffness
  • Bone/joint deformities
  • Irregular posture (stiff or very floppy body)
  • Curved spine/small head

Additionally, cerebral palsy may be associated with any of these secondary conditions:

  • Seizures
  • Speech problems
  • Epilepsy
  • Muscle pain
  • Mental retardation
  • Incontinence
  • Eating problems
  • Sleep disorders

If you think your child might have cerebral palsy, please contact our Cerebral Palsy Nepal Rehabilitation Centre (CPRC) on 5573 699.

If you are in Kathmandu, please visit our centre in Dhapakhel in Lalitpur (see location map). You can also contact in 5573 699 for appointments and further information.

If you are in a district outside Kathmandu, please contact the local Home Visitor before you visit to the centre. If you do not have a telephone number for the Home Visitor, please phone 5573 699.