Does cerebral palsy cause retardation?
Due to the brain damage caused by CP, children with CP may have difficulty processing certain spatial and auditory information. The unfortunate truth is that 30 – 50 percent of those with CP are or will be intellectually impaired.
What other conditions are common in patients with cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy is often accompanied by one or more conditions relating either directly to the brain damage or malformation, arising as a result of these direct conditions, or associated in some tangential way with the CP. These various types of conditions are called primary conditions, secondary conditions, and associated conditions, respectively. More specifically, these issues can be categorized as either sensory in nature, developmental, relating to pain or other life-disrupting manifestations, or uncategorized.