ABOUT CEREBRAL PALSY

Cerebral Palsy Classification Systems

Three systems are used today to determine the level of a child’s physical abilities in relation to CP:

For gross motor functions (e.g., walking, running, jumping, standing, sitting, speed, balance, coordination), the Gross Motor Function Classification System, or GMFCS, is used.
 

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These images come from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance: (https://cerebralpalsy.org.au)

For fine motor/manual ability, the Manual Ability Classification System, or MACS, is used.

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This image comes from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance: (https://cerebralpalsy.org.au)

This image comes from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance: (https://cerebralpalsy.org.au)

For everyday communication, the Communication Function Classification System, or CFCS, is used.

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