It had been deemed that one of the leading causes of static encephalopathy is the consumption of alcohol during a pregnancy. When this occurs, it can lead to impeded developmental processes, particularly in speech. Furthermore static encephalopathy is often a contributing factor in Cerebral Palsy, various learning disabilities, mental retardation, autism, hearing or vision issues, and various other impairments. Static encephalopathy is usually caused by constriction of oxygen to the brain and having various other elements in one’s system. When it comes to identifying static encephalopathy, it is advisable to seek medical expertise, because outward appearance of static encephalopathy is often hard to detect or not detectible unless there are symptoms showing.