Cerebral palsy (CP) is a congenital disorder that can cause a wide range of health issues. It is typically diagnosed in infancy or around the time that a child enters preschool. There are three types of cerebral palsy: spastic, athetoid, and ataxic. Although there is no cure for cerebral palsy, treatments such as speech therapy can vastly improve the child’s quality of life. The child will most likely require speech therapy on a long-term basis. If your child is diagnosed with CP, consult his pediatrician, speech-language pathologist (SLP), physical therapist, occupational therapist, and other specialists to develop a treatment plan that suits his needs.