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What Is Cerebral Palsy?

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Cerebral Palsy

Say: seh-REE-brel PAWL-zee

This condition can make it hard to walk, talk, or eat. Cerebral palsy (or CP for short) affects the brain and how it communicates with the muscles. Kids with CP have trouble controlling how their muscles move, and some may need to use a wheelchair or crutches.