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.
- Emotional and behavioural problems
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.