An international committee developed criteria for the diagnosis of cerebral palsy in 2006.


Diagnostic features - all of the following:

(1) presence of an abnormal pattern of movement and posture

(2) permanent

(3) non-progressive

(4) associated with an injurious event before, during or shortly after birth

(5) presence of impairment with activity limitations


Associated findings may include:

(1) sensory disturbance

(2) perception disturbance

(3) impaired cognition

(4) communication disorder

(5) behavior disorder

(6) epilepsy

(7) musculoskeletal problem(s) secondary to the abnormal movement or posture


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