The main effect of cp is difficulty
in movement. Many people with cp are hardly affected, others
have problems walking, feeding, talking or using their hands.
Some people are unable to sit up without support and need
constant enabling. People with cp often have difficulty controlling
their movement and facial expressions.
This does not necessarily mean
that their mental abilities are in any way impaired. Some
are of higher than average intelligence, other people with
cp have moderate or severe learning difficulties. Most, like
most people without cp, are of average intelligence.