Cerebral palsy ranges in severity from very mild to severe. Individuals with cerebral palsy often have co-existing learning disabilities that impact acquisition of reading, writing, and math.
"Cerebral palsy is a heterogeneous group of non progressive motor disorders caused by chronic brain injuries that originate in the prenatal period, perinatal period, or first few years of life; the four major subtypes are spastic, athetoid, ataxic, and mixed cerebral palsy, with spastic forms being the most common; the motor disorder may range from difficulties with fine motor control to severe spasticity in all limbs; spastic diplegia (Little disease) is the most common subtype, and is characterized by spasticity that is more prominent in the legs than in the arms." See the following for more information: http://www.icd9data.com
Children with cerebral palsy benefit from a variety of services from specialists to improve their functional skills: