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Self-grooming is often difficult for people with
cerebral palsy. The following suggestions may help
your child learn to accomplish these everyday tasks:
Some people with cerebral palsy are not able to groom themselves.
Those who have both hands and arms affected will need help performing most
routine grooming tasks.
Stay with a person who has a form of cerebral palsy with movement
control problems while he or she bathes. Leaving him or her alone, even for a
short time, can be dangerous.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Current as ofAugust 21, 2015
Current as of:
August 21, 2015
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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