Cerebral palsy children ‘happy’
Children with cerebral palsy are just as happy as children without the condition are, a study has shown.
Their physical impairment does not have a negative effect on their relationships, moods or welfare, researchers report in The Lancet.
Experts said the study of 500 children aged 8-12 years with cerebral palsy underlined the importance of supporting disabled children to lead full lives.
Cerebral palsy affects around one in 400 children in the UK.
It results from the failure of a part of the brain to develop before birth or in early childhood, or brain damage which permanently affects body movement and muscle coordination.