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Symptoms of cerebral palsy will usually appear in the first three years of life. Although the symptoms of cerebral palsy may vary over time, and can differ significantly from person to person, it is generally not considered to be progressive. Children with cerebral palsy are frequently be delayed in reaching developmental milestones that involve muscular control and coordination, such as learning to roll over, sit, crawl, smile, or walk. Although some individuals with cerebral palsy will also be affected by other types of medical disorders, including seizures or mental impairment, cerebral palsy does not always result in a debilitating handicap.
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