The overall prevalence of CP is around 2 per 1000 live births.
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SCPE classification of CP subtypes based on neurological findings
Neurological features by subtype:
|SPASTIC CP||Bilateral spastic
|Involuntary, uncontrolled recurring, occasionally stereotyped movements, primitive reflex patterns predominate, muscle tone is varying|
|ATAXIC CP||Loss of orderly muscular coordination, so that movements are performed with abnormal force, rhythm and accuracy|
All the CP subtypes listed have in common an abnormal pattern of movement and posture.
For more information on CP subtypes please refer to the manual: