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Does cerebral palsy affect intelligence?

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This is one of the most common questions I get So what do I mean by that?  Well, as mentioned before in this blog. In various posts such as life with mixed diplegic cerebral palsy What is the difference between us Learning who you are! Just to name a few. And quite honestly the answer in my opinion is no!  My reasoning for this? Just because someone has the condition does not mean they are going to be of low intelligence. A condition of  Cerebral palsy is a form of brain injury. Not a person's intelligence.  What are the main functions of the cerebrum?   The largest part of the brain, the cerebrum initiates and coordinates movement and regulates temperature. Other areas of the cerebrum enable speech, judgement, thinking and reasoning, problem-solving, emotions and learning. Other functions are related to vision, hearing, touch and other senses. Meaning that cognitive parts of the brain are affected by cerebral palsy but it doesn't mean that we are low intelligence because we