Children with Cerebral Palsy's Cognitive Abilities

Author(s): Sandy Gills

Children who have Cerebral Palsy (CP) are more likely to have cognitive decline. The assessment of cognition in children with cerebral palsy is covered in this narrative review of the literature, along with the most important aspects of cognitive functioning specific to each subtype and discussions of the connections between brain injury, functioning, and intervention from a developmental standpoint. A search for original research on cognitive performance in kids with various CP subtypes was conducted. The search produced 81 distinct hits. Few studies included a representative sample of kids with CP, and each participant was evaluated individually. Children with the most severe motor disabilities frequently had their cognitive ability assumed and not tested.