Associated Disorders / Complications in Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy is a complex disorder. Most of the children have some or the other associated problems. In actual sense these associated factors are considered as the basis of prognosis. Coping with these disabilities may be even more of a challenge than coping with the motor impairments of cerebral palsy. There is a common saying “Less the number of associated problems-more the chance of good prognosis”.
There is a long list of associated factors; a few of these are described here.
- Mental Impairment
- Hearing and Speech impairments
- Vision Impairments
- Incontinence - Lack of Bladder Control
- Failure to Thrive
- Muscle Growth
- Bowel and Urinary Issues
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Breathing Problems
- Perception Impairments
- Maturational Delay
- Abnormal sensations