Developmental Disorders In Children Aged 11 Years?
I want to ask; My child is 11 years old, he has a problem with his brain, so that it affects learning achievement at school … his brain is not developing, part of it was discovered when I was doing CTScan, what therapy is right for my child so that achievement in school can follow lessons, thank you very much in advance
Hello, thank you for your question.
First of all it may be necessary to clarify exactly which part of the brain is experiencing developmental disorders, as that will determine the accompanying neurological deficit.
However, the thing to understand in most cases like this is that there is no way / method that is instant. It takes process, patience, and patience in undergoing the rehabilitation process which sometimes may even appear to be progressing very slowly.
In principle, after about 2-3 years of age, brain cells are practically unable to develop / make new cells, what happens is the addition of new connections between existing cells, a condition known as neuroplasticity. So if the mother's child is 11 years old, there will be practically no more new cell additions, and what can be optimized is the neuroplasticity that occurs.
neuroplasticity occurs due to stimulation / stimulus, meaning that the more you train, the more neuroplasticity will increase. that's what makes reps / repetitions can make you good at something, like a person practicing playing basketball or the piano, from nothing to become proficient, all due to neuroplasticity stimulated by practice / reps.
Likewise with the mother's child, in this kind of condition, drugs generally do not help significantly anymore, which is more dominant in this kind of case;
surgical correction of certain conditions, if indeed a indication is made (eg hydrocephalus)
I think in this kind of condition, first consult with a pediatrician, especially a neuropathic consultant. After a thorough assessment, in addition to medical therapy, consultation with a medical rehabilitation doctor will be necessary. Likewise, you as a parent must be able to be a supportive figure for your child and support him by providing the necessary stimulations as recommended by your child's medical rehabilitation doctor.
That is what I can say, hopefully this is useful.