Associated Medical and Sensory Concerns and Treatment Modalities

While many children with cerebral palsy have no associated medical problems, there are certain medical conditions and sensory impairments common to individuals with cerebral palsy.

Some of the most significant issues include:

Cognitive impairments

Seizure disorders


Growth problems

Vision or hearing impairments

Abnormal sensation and perception

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Oral-motor problems precluding oral feeding


Urinary tract infections


Dental problems

Muscle spasticity