Treatment and Care for a child with cerebral Palsy are a long term process. It is aimed at ensuring the child and their family the best possible quality of life. A multimodal / integrated approach includes comprehensive re-habilitation, specialist medical care as well as psycho-social support. The aim of treatment for children with CP, regardless of causes, is to lead them towards the greatest degree of independence possible, and so to prepare them for as normal an adolescent and adult life as can be achieved. This is the aim of all treatments. The current treatment of cerebral palsy is also directed at repair of the injured brain and management of the impairments and disabilities resulting from developmental brain injury. Currently, there are no single or clinically approved interventions that can successfully repair the existing damage to the brain areas that control muscle coordination and movement. Management options include physiotherapy, occupational, speech therapy, orthotics, device-assisted modalities, pharmacological (Medicinal) intervention, and orthopedic and neurosurgical procedures. It involves establishing a total management program for the child in which a specialized habilitation therapy forms an essential part.
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ICD’s advance team of habilitation professionals has the combination of the following experts to get the best result.
Developmental Pediatrician for general health, growth, and development evaluation and treatment
Pediatric Neurologist for the treatment of convulsion, spasticity, dystonia, drooling, hydrocephaly, etc
Developmental Specialist / Developmental Therapist / Early Interventionist for early intervention, etc
Pediatric Occupational Therapist for fine motor development, play, sensory integration etc
Pediatric Physiotherapist for gross motor development, etc
Pediatric Speech Therapist for communication enhancement and speech development, etc
Special Educator (Trained specifically for multiple disabilities) for developing play, cognition, etc
Clinical Psychologist for managing behavioral issues and psychometric evaluation, etc
Orthotician for designing and manufacturing of splints, braces, etc
Trained Carpenter for designing and making of postural aids, etc
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon for managing associated orthopedic conditions such as hip dislocation, contracture, deformity, etc
Urologist for managing bladder related issues
Eye Specialist for managing associated visual disorders such as squint, impaired vision, etc
ENT Surgeon for managing hearing deficits, etc
Dental surgeon for managing dental problems such as dental caries, etc
Gastro-enterologist to manage GERD and other digestive disorders and many more
It is always advisable to visit a centre / hospital where there is a competent team of professionals available. It is not necessary that all the experts should be under one roof but there should be very good coordination between the professionals and one of the professionals should be the team leader or key worker. Generally Developmental Pediatricians / Developmental Specialists/ Developmental therapists are considered better team leader / coordinator as they are specially trained in Developmental Disability Management (Cerebral Palsy and Allied Disorders).
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