Special children is often a term used for children with issues of neuro development, social communication and neurobehavioral adjustments.
Often these kids are normal and settled in day to day living; but a great majority of these kids need emotional, social and therapy support to cope up with stress, milestones, education, social survival and medical issues including neuro disabilities.
Prima facie these issues appear like disability or a handicap like situation adding a lots of stress to child , parent and family, affecting quality of living. book appointment
These children range from personality traits of mild autism to non verbal severe autism; terrible toddler tantrums to attention deficit or hyperactivity issues. Soft Neurological problems affecting gait, grips, concentration and defective sensory processing of stimuli/ events are commonly associated. These issues ,may be noted in a child in varying proportions; alone or mixed. Often these issues cause or are associated with learning disability and or social disturbances of adjustments.Some of these kids do have documentable brain damage or power deficit or tone issues or deformities or seizures. Many need not have. Some do have genetic basis; many wont.
With appropriate diagnosis and zeroing down the key areas of improvement in a given child in a time scaled fashion; helps therapist and neuropediatrician plan together a collective approach for tackling various above mentioned issues.
A variety of specialists apart from above may be frequently consulted for advice, therapy, counselling and training with continued occupational therapy and pediatrician assessment. Speech therapists, physiotherapists,educators, remedial educationists, counsellers, psychologists, neuropsychiatrist do have a role when indicated.
With regular directed therapies like NDT Neurodevelopmental therapy,SI Sensory integration, ABA applied behavioral analysis and adjustments with time discipline; conditioning of events show results when individualised.
Some medications do help in good number of children. An IQ test , BERA and EEG, MRI brain and genetic studies may be needed in some cases.
in our experience we see major changes in speech behavior power tone and social adjustments in 100 days of goal directed therapy.
Please do not hesitate to consult fro detailed advise, understanding, treatment and therapy.
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