How can cerebral palsy affect communication?

As humans, we all have a need to communicate. Even those who have a disability such as cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy for some can create a unique set of challenges. cerebral palsy communication is a challenge for some but not all people. cerebral palsy is an individual thing based on how cerebral palsy affects the person. The one thing that impacts one’s ability to speak due to cerebral palsy. The tongue muscle and one’s ability to control its movements.

cerebral palsy communication strategies

In this post, I am going focus on communication when it is affected by cerebral palsy. There will be strategies that need to be thought out and put into place. I am not an expert on all things cerebral palsy or speech and communication. I want to express creative communication strategies I have seen some of the peers use over the years.

communication strategies group

I want to take a moment to include this before I go further and say if you have a child with a communication difficulty. it is important to remember, to outline and include strategies for communication. As part of your child’s group meetings, be it educational or otherwise. In doing so you may end up building communication strategies group. This will help with brainstorming. Over time as your kids need change on how they communicate. These brainstorming sessions could be invaluable.

assistive and augmentative communication devices for cerebral palsy

Now onto some of the coolest methods of communication I have seen. when I was a teen I met a girl who was non-verbal had the coolest form and the most creative form of communication. She had earrings. One said yes and one said no. She would answer yes and no questions based on the way she turned her head.


As humans, we all have a need to communicate. Even those who have a disability, Some can create a unique set of challenges. There are effective communication strategies. That need some ingenuity but can open up the barriers to communication

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Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook
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