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What is mean IQ for someone with cp?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anything possible

Cerebral palsy can range from very severe physical and mental effects (quadruplegia & inability to communicate) to minimal local motor effects (one body part paralyzed or weakened) without any mental effects; there is no "average.
" I have known people with CP who are successful & happy doctors, professors, scientists, writers, musicians, artisits, spouses and parents. Accept no limits.

In brief: Anything possible

Cerebral palsy can range from very severe physical and mental effects (quadruplegia & inability to communicate) to minimal local motor effects (one body part paralyzed or weakened) without any mental effects; there is no "average.
" I have known people with CP who are successful & happy doctors, professors, scientists, writers, musicians, artisits, spouses and parents. Accept no limits.
Dr. Leto Quarles
Dr. Leto Quarles
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: No correlation

The brain injury that results in cerebral palsy is centered along the motor nerve cortex some distance from the thinking centers of the brain.
You can have a person mentally deficient from brain injury that has no CP & you can have a genius with CP who had brain injury limited to the motor centers.

In brief: No correlation

The brain injury that results in cerebral palsy is centered along the motor nerve cortex some distance from the thinking centers of the brain.
You can have a person mentally deficient from brain injury that has no CP & you can have a genius with CP who had brain injury limited to the motor centers.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology

In brief: IQ/CP

If you mean "average" there is no such thing.
CP conditions can range widely and affect different parts of the body - from mildly to severely.

In brief: IQ/CP

If you mean "average" there is no such thing.
CP conditions can range widely and affect different parts of the body - from mildly to severely.
Dr. Richard Levenson
Dr. Richard Levenson
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