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Cerebral Palsy

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SteamPunkGoth Wed 21-Oct-15 16:25:37

How does one go about getting a diagnosis for cerebral palsy?
I know it is generally diagnosed she the child is a baby. But he has other problems.
I've had to look up cerebral palsy today due to a child at school today & much of it rings true for my son.
But I also don't want to seem like a hyprachomdriac mum either.
He is 6 and a half so "late" for a diagnosis. But he has never been "tested" for it.
He does have hypotonia.

Thank you.

BobbyV Wed 21-Oct-15 18:52:44

Hi there
What makes you think its cp?
My lad is hypermobile and at one point was suspected for cp. He had a brain mri scan which was clear so it was ruled out. Mri isnt a difinitive dx tool if clear tho... they will take other symptoms into account too. Usually cp has a cause tho... trauma of some kind or genetics etc. Yr first point of call will be yr gp who will refer u to a paed for assessment/investigations. Good luck hun x

BobbyV Wed 21-Oct-15 18:55:40

It can also be caused during development issues with the brain whilst in the womb. I would have thought that would have been picked up before now tho hmm x

SteamPunkGoth Wed 21-Oct-15 19:39:40

Thank you. He's been diagnosed quite young & apart from genetics tests, he hasn't had any other tests like MRI etc which a lot of his peers have. They're under a different hospital who test far more thoroughly. He's not developing either. I have a paediatrician appointment for him in a few weeks & I've bagged the top one here, so will ask him then.

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