Cerebral Palsy and Concomitant Conditions
Various conditions may accompany Cerebral Palsy. Therefore, Cerebral Palsy requires a multidisciplinary approach. A study conducted by Cerebral Palsy Alliance reported the following concomitant conditions in Cerebral Palsy:
Among individuals with Cerebral Palsy;
- 1 in 3 is unable to walk
- 1 in 4 is unable to talk
- 1 in 10 has vision problems
- 3 in 4 have physical pain
- 1 in 4 has epilepsy
- 1 in 5 has problems with saliva control
- 1 in 4 has behavior disorder
- 1 in 5 has sleep disorder
- 1 in 2 has mental impairment.
Although Cerebral Palsy involves multiple disabilities, there are individuals with Cerebral Palsy who actively participate in life experiences. Visit our website at www.cerebralpalsynedir.org to read “Cerebral Palsy in Real Life” stories.