Hemiplegia, hemiparesis, or hemiplegic cerebral palsy are the result of a brain injury and children with brain injuries may have multiple disabilities and medical concerns. Each child is unique. One child may have a variety of hemiplegia-related differences while another child may have no related medical issues.


Medical Issues in Children with Hemiplegia

Less Common Medical Issues Faced by Children with Hemiplegia

  • Feeding issues, including reflux
  • Constipation
  • Hearing problems
  • Slow growth
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Scoliosis

Medical Treatments for Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy

Many parents choose to think of these as a way to keep their child healthy and not as a cure for hemiplegia or hemiplegia related differences.

Diagnostic assessment of the child with cerebral palsy – 2008 Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society