One of the most common symptoms of cerebral palsy is difficulty controlling muscles throughout the body. This can result in muscle spasticity, difficulty with mobility, and challenges with speaking, eating, and facial expressions. Many different professionals help children with cerebral palsy overcome their physical challenges and one of the most helpful of these professionals can be a speech therapist.
How Does Cerebral Palsy Impact Speech and Facial Movement?
Verbal communication delays are common in children with cerebral palsy – up to 75 percent, by some estimates. Limited control over face, tongue, and neck muscles can make it difficult for children