Stiff muscles and exaggerated reflexes
Abnormal walking with one foot or leg dragging
Excessive drooling or difficulties swallowing, sucking or speaking
Uncontrolled shaking of the body
Difficulty with precise motions, such as writing, tying shoe laces or buttoning a shirt
Inability to walk and need for a walker or wheelchair
Need for extensive, lifelong care
- A brain that has not formed normally.
- A combination of low blood flow and/or low oxygen to the brain.
- Bleeding in the brain around the time of birth.
- Genetic, meaning it is linked to other members of the family.
- Meningitis, which causes inflammation of the covering of the brain.
- Brain injury before the age of 2.
- Premature birth.