Cerebral Palsy Types


Types of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders which affect muscle coordination and body movement. It is often caused by damage to the developing brain due to factors occurring during pregnancy, birth or in the early stages of life. Cerebral palsy affects the posture and muscle tone of children and adults. The different types of the disorder are distinguished by the unique sets of symptoms that define each one.

Understanding Types Of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy may be divided into these basic types, according to the nature of the movement disorder:

  • Spastic: characterized by stiff or tight muscles

  • Dyskinetic: characterized by involuntary movement

  • Ataxic: characterized by shaky movements or tremors

  • Mixed cerebral palsy: characterized by a combination of the movement disorders listed above

In addition, cerebral palsy can be divided further into types including:

For parents, knowing your child has a particular form of cerebral palsy is only one step on the way to getting appropriate care and therapeutic treatment. CP families often rely on the advice and guidance of their physicians to direct them to appropriate care, through child development centres and other places of treatment.

Families also learn the great financial cost and personal time and attention required to give a child with cerebral palsy a positive future. At Renaud Law Group, we work to get families the care, rehabilitation and time necessary to enjoy their children and to make the most of family life.

Our dedicated team can help you.


Our Team

Don Renaud, Trial & Appellate Lawyer

Don’s sense of accomplishment is derived from verdicts and settlements which improve the lives of his clients. His extensive trial experience, network and training relieves pressure to settle if a more appropriate amount is obtainable through either jury trial or trial by judge alone.

Mark Barry, Trial & Appellate Lawyer

Mark’s experience as a litigator includes time as both a criminal defense lawyer as well as a federal prosecutor. Mark’s practice is primarily focused on ICBC injury claims. He is dedicated to ensuring that you are properly compensated for any harm suffered.

Maida Collins, Paralegal

Maida currently assists Don with serious ICBC claims and complex medical negligence files, including birth trauma and cerebral palsy cases. Among Maida’s responsibilities are case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, legal research and analysis, trial preparation, and witness interviews.

Lisa Novak, Paralegal

Lisa is involved in the process from initial client consultation to follow-up with clients post-settlement or verdict. Her responsibilities include case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, trial preparation, and witness interviews.


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