Because hemiplegia is caused by damage to part of the brain, children with hemiplegia often have associated problems, including epilepsy, emotional and behavioural problems, and visual perception difficulties.
Here is a video that looks at some of the less obvious issues that can affect people with hemiplegia. For more information, please click on the links below.
- Emotions and behaviour
Studies suggest that over half of all children with hemiplegia have significant emotional and behavioural difficulties.
At least one in five children with hemiplegia also have epilepsy.
- Visual perception difficulties
Some children with hemiplegia may have visual perception difficulties.