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Ataxic Cerebral Palsy

Ataxic cerebral palsy is a form of cerebral palsy that is characterized by low muscle tone and poor coordination. Physical signs of ataxic cerebral palsy manifest themselves as unsteadiness and an overall shaky appearance, including a wide walking stance, a tremor, or having poor overall coordination. This is due to the effects of ataxic cerebral palsy on one’s sense of balance and depth perception. Ataxic cerebral palsy is a fairly rare form of the disorder, with only five to ten percent of children diagnosed with cerebral palsy suffering from this specific type. However, individuals with ataxic cerebral palsy may also suffer from another form of cerebral palsy. Children with ataxic cerebral palsy may have a difficult time with quick movements or movements that require a lot of control. They may also find it challenging to control their hands or arms when reaching for something. Naturally, this can lead to great amounts of frustration when performing everyday tasks that others may take for granted. Ataxic cerebral palsy, though rare, is a serious disorder that requires attention from medical professionals – if your child is exhibiting symptoms, contact a doctor as soon as possible. Learn more about Ataxic CP, treatment for Ataxic Cerebral Palsy or contact us today to evaluate your potential case.