A term used to describe any of a number of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood that permanently affect body movements and muscle coordination, but do not worsen over time. Although cerebral palsy affects muscle movements, it is not caused by a problem with the muscles or nerves. It is caused by abnormalities in the areas of the brain that control muscle movements. Speech and language disorders, oral motor dysfunction, articulation problems, receptive and expressive language deficiencies are frequently encountered in children with Cerebral Palsy. Other problems such as swallowing difficulties and saliva control problems may also be encountered in children with Cerebral Palsy due to insufficient muscle movements.