Cerebral Palsy Detection: from John Little to the Present

  • Giovanni Cioni
  • Paola B. Paolicelli


As for many essential aspects of human life, William Shakespeare wrote an outstanding description of a person affected by cerebral palsy (CP), through the words uttered by the Duke of Gloucester, future King Richard III, by which he hints at his condition as being related to prematurity and respiratory disorders.


Cerebral Palsy Motor Disorder Early Brain Injury Periventricular Leukomalacia Spastic Diplegia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Cioni
    • 1
    • 2
  • Paola B. Paolicelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Developmental NeuroscienceStella Maris Scientific InstitutePisa
  2. 2.Division of Child Neurology and PsychiatryUniversity of PisaPisa

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