Understanding How Your Brain & Body Works

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Understanding How Your Brain & Body Works

In order to understand cerebral palsy, it’s important to understand how our brain and body works and connects. Cerebral Palsy is caused by an injury to the developing brain occurring before, during or shortly after birth. This early brain injury often means the brain is not easily able to send clear messages to the body (such as to the muscles). As a result, posture and movement control, and sometimes other aspects of function, may be ‘impaired’. The more you understand, the more you’ll be able to help support your child, encourage skill development and improve outcomes. As you explore CP Resource articles that are about understanding how your brain & body works will be color coded teal.