Treatments at AshaJyothi
Cerebral Palsy is a non progressive neurodevelopmental disorder, which is caused by any event leading to damage to the brain around the time of birth. The causes can range from to nutritional factors, physical trauma, hypoxia / lack of Oxygen flow due to factors such as cord around the neck, to birth asphyxia etc. The impact ranges from mild physical disability to very severe disability along with comorbid mental retardation. Some Children also have accompanied fits/ Seizures / Convulsions, that complicate the Prognosis.
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired by impaired social interaction, verbal, and non verbal communication and restricted and repetitive behavior.
Mental Retardation/ Intellectual Disability
Mental Retardation is a developmental disorder. Children with ID generally exhibit sub average functioning. These kids have difficulties in self adaptive areas such as communication, self care, home living, social skills, community use, self direction, health and safety, academics, leisure and work. Mental Retardation can be classified into the following grades according to its severity, viz. Mild, moderate, sever, and profound.
Down Syndrome is a genetic condition also known as ‘Trisomy21’ as it is caused due to the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 21. It leads to delayed physical growth, facial dysmorphism, and affected cognitive and intellectual functions.
Someone who is physically challenged has a problem with their body that makes it difficult for them to do things that other people can do easily. Children who are physically challenged because of Polio, accidents and other neurological problems.