Cerebral Palsy Treatment Guides

The latest research evidence from Cerebral Palsy Research Institute

Early assessment and diagnosis of cerebral palsy

A guide for parents and caregivers


Early Intervention Therapy

A guide for parents of babies and children aged 0-2 with cerebral palsy


Early Intervention Therapy for Pre-Schoolers

A guide for parents of children aged 3-6 with cerebral palsy


Therapy and support for school-age children

A guide for parents of children aged 7-12 with cerebral palsy


Therapy and other supports for teenagers

A guide for parents of 13 to 17 year olds with cerebral palsy


Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a physical disability that affects movement and posture. To assist people living with cerebral palsy, parents, carers, allied health and medical practitioners we have developed Cerebral Palsy Treatment Guides that provide information based on the latest research evidence from our Cerebral Palsy Research Institute and across the world about the interventions that are most effective.

The guides can be used to support your conversations with funding agencies, support coordinators, service providers, and therapists, to make sure that a person with cerebral palsy gets the right intervention, at the right time, and in the right amount. This information will support you to confidently choose interventions and services supported by high quality evidence.

The guides are organised into age groups and provide information about a range of different needs your child may have across their life journey.

As your child gets older, you will find information about the most effective ways to promote motor function, mobility, learning, communication and social skills, as well as how to manage secondary conditions (e.g. pain, muscle tone, musculoskeletal issues, sleep, epilepsy, hips).

Bring the guides along to your next appointment and start a conversation about what will work for you or your child.