Self-grooming is often difficult for people with cerebral palsy. The following suggestions may help your child learn to accomplish these everyday tasks:
Some people with cerebral palsy are not able to groom themselves. Those who have both hands and arms affected will need help performing most routine grooming tasks.
Stay with a person who has a form of cerebral palsy with movement control problems while he or she bathes. Leaving him or her alone, even for a short time, can be dangerous.
Primary Medical Reviewer Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014
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