Cerebral Palsy is defined as a group of disorders of movement and posture causing limitations due to abnormal development in the brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many children and adults with cerebral palsy also had at least one co-occurring condition and in some cases more than one. for example, it is not unusual for and individual to have a diagnoses of cerebral palsy with a co-occurring condition of epilepsy and an intellectual disability and associative issues with an eating disorder.
Understanding both co-occurring conditions and associative disorders is essential in order to develop an effective teaching strategy.
associative issues include aspiration, dysphagia, digestive issues, seizures, intellectual disability, sleep disorder, and speech impairments.
The following links and articles includes information that contain research studies, articles and practical information.
Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy– Cerebral Palsy Guidance
Cerebral Palsy and Seizures– Cerebral Palsy Guidance
Cerebral Palsy and Speech Therapy– Cerebral Palsy Group
Children with spastic cerebral palsy experience lower leg fatigue when walking study shows- Cerebral Palsy News Today
Common health problems associated with cerebral palsy- My Child Without Limits
Communication and swallowing issues for adults with cerebral palsy-EPI
Difficulties in swallowing and coughing in spastic cerebral palsy focus of study– Cerebral Palsy News Today
Digestive health tips for kids with cerebral palsy-Sarah Halstead
Gastrointestinal and nutritional issues in cerebral palsy-practicalgastro.ocom
How does cerebral palsy affect people?-Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Prevalence of cerebral palsy and intellectual disability among children- NCBI
Sleep disorders in kids with cerebral palsy often remain untreated study suggest– Cerebral Palsy News today
Sleep issues among children with cerebral palsy-CP-NET
Seizures in children with cerebral palsy and white matter injuries-Pediatrics
Understanding more about cerebral palsy and seizures– Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention