But For Toddlers With Cerebral Palsy?

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Hello doctor. R nSays has a two year old nephew. He did a bonus for getting CP (I don’t know much about CP). The child does not have a visa to hold his head up, does not have a visa to do activities like other children, besides that, does not have a visa to respond to speech and cannot speak. The doctor who has been treating him needs to first examine the organs around the ENT. What types of examinations are there, and what specialist should you contact? R nThank you

1 Answer:

Hi Astuty,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder in movement, tone, and muscle posture that occurs due to impaired brain development while the fetus is still in the womb. The main trigger often cannot be identified with certainty. However, various factors, ranging from genetic mutations, the condition of the mother during pregnancy, impaired blood perfusion to the fetal brain, infection during pregnancy that affects the brain, fetal head injury, and asphyxia (lack of oxygen) are strongly suspected to be the trigger for this disease.

CP can cause sufferers to experience limitations in carrying out their daily functions, even up to adulthood. Some of the symptoms that often appear are:

Muscle function disorders, such as weakness, stiffness, lack of coordination, tremors Developmental delays, for example sitting, standing, or walking independently Often drooling, difficulty swallowing, difficulty sucking Speech disorders, etc. In addition to the above disorders Obstacles to brain development as a whole often make people with CP experience various other limitations, such as difficulty seeing, hearing, intellectual disabilities, seizures, mental disorders, lack of bowel control, and so on.

As mentioned above, due to brain abnormalities that occur, CP sufferers often experience obstacles in their development compared to other children of the same age, including in responding to speech and also the ability to speak. The doctor recommends that the patient go to an ENT specialist, of course with the aim of assessing whether there is an abnormality in the hearing that makes the patient experience these complaints. Possibly, several types of examinations, such as autoacoustic emission test (OAE), automated auditory branstem response (AABR), visual response audiometry (VRA), tympanometry, and so on. Also, some radiological tests, such as a CT scan or MRI, the doctor will do to assess the patient's ear and head in more detail. Furthermore, the results of these examinations will be used as the basis for doctors in determining the best treatment steps to treat speech disorders in sufferers.

For that, as recommended by the doctor, you should take the patient to an ENT specialist for further examination.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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