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Associated problems

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.
  • Epilepsy
    At least one in five children with hemiplegia also have epilepsy.
  • Visual perception difficulties
    Some children with hemiplegia may have visual perception difficulties.

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