How long will a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy live?
This is probably one of the most common questions a doctor is asked following diagnosis of cerebral palsy of course the severity of symptoms will influence the answer.
Although CP is non-progressive and many of the symptoms can be managed with the help and support of family, friends, carers and medical professionals there are unfortunately children who will suffer life limiting conditions.
However the vast majority of children diagnosed with cerebral palsy will live a long and fruitful life. The severity of the condition may limit mobility and at the upper end of severity may also induce learning difficulties.
We are all able to make a difference to a child with cerebral palsy by supporting them as best we can, and their move into adulthood may require adaptability of support and guidance in order to best serve changing needs.