There are other conditions that are linked to cerebral palsy. Physicians will look for it which includes: hearing or visual problems, mental impairment, and seizure disorders. If the physician will suspect a hearing impairment problem, he or she may refer the patient to an otologist, or if it is a potential vision problem, it will be referred to an ophthalmologist. Identifying the accompanying conditions is becoming more accurate as the ongoing research advances. Early diagnosis and specific treatment also addresses many of these concerns.
Oftentimes, the parents of these children suffering from cerebral palsy are being led to believe that the child naturally has a birth defect, and that it is unavoidable. The reality is that most of the time, the disorder was caused by a medical mistake.