Most children born with Spina Bifida have normal intelligence levels. However, children often have problems with a short attention span and specific learning difficulties. If the level of hydrocephalus has been severe with a lot of shunt problems or shunt infections there is an increased risk of major learning difficulties.
The Special Education Service is aware of these problems and will take an active interest in your child from an early age. Your child’s Neuro Developmental Therapist will refer your child to this service at the appropriate time.