Many new definitions, classifications and ways of treating cerebral palsy (CP) have been identified within the last few years. Numerous tools determining the functional condition of children suffering from CP were developed, however, the ones which were approachable, were modified accordingly. Currently applied classifications take into account participation in a social life, activity ,as well as secondary alterations. The majority of results obtained from worldwide clinical research conducted in a group of children with CP are based on popular tests. The main aim of this paper is to show and analyse the crucial scales used for the functional assessment of children with the CP by taking into consideration the age and activity of patients and reliability of classifications.
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