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Daughter diagnosed with mild diplegia CP. Anyone else have a mildly affected child?

KTaylor Member Posts: 1 Listener

My almost 2 year old daughter (born 10 weeks early) was diagnosed with mild diplegia CP this week. I am devastated even though I knew it was coming.

Anyone else have a mildly affected child? Would love to talk to others in the same position.




  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,101 Pioneering
    Hi @KTaylor,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! It's great to have you here.

    Receiving a diagnosis can be a very difficult time and hard to come to terms with. We have a wonderful community of people who will be happy to offer advice and support.

    I've moved your post over to our Parents and Carers category where other members will be able to share their experiences with you.
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,555 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @KTaylor and a warm welcome to the community. I mild CP like your daughter :) I am currently at university studying psychology and child development. If you would like to have a chat at any point then please do let me know :)

  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,131 Scope online community team
    Hello @KTaylor
    Good to meet you. As my colleague Liam has said receiving a diagnosis is a very emotional time for you and your family. It is important that you give yourself time to adjust and know what you are feeling is a completely normal reaction to the news.
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