Wave Therapy For A Child With Down Syndrome Who Is 3 Years Old?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Down syndrome or Down syndrome is one of the most common genetic disorders. What is meant by genetic disorders is as follows. Every living thing, be it animals, plants and humans, like buildings or buildings, is built using designs, blueprints or blueprints. With that design we get the face shape, hair color, gender and everything. This design is stored in the DNA located on the chromosomes.
Normal humans have 46 chromosomes, of which 23 are obtained from the father, and 23 are obtained from the mother. The development and fusion of these chromosomes begins at the time of conception in early pregnancy. So that the chromosome abnormalities actually occur long before the baby is born.
In a person with Down syndrome, there is an excess of chromosomes that should be 46, to 47. Researchers are still unable to figure out why this occurs, but among the factors that increase the risk of developing Down's syndrome in offspring are:
History of having a child with Down syndrome History of siblings with Down syndrome Pregnant with age 35 years and over
Because the cause is still unknown and how to fix chromosomes that have been abnormal since the beginning of a person's life, unfortunately until now Down syndrome cannot be cured. Likewise with other genetic disorders such as Patau syndrome, Turner syndrome, Edward syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome and so on. But back in the case of Down's syndrome, the sufferer can still grow healthy, active and independent with the support of those around him.
Meanwhile, regarding your question about brain wave therapy, the work of the brain can be captured in the form of waves. A person's brain waves when he sleeps deeply, is half asleep, and focuses very differently. In addition, brain waves can also be affected by sound waves. That's why certain music can make people calm, certain music can make someone excited, and also touched. Starting from this concept, brain wave therapy is used to optimize brain performance and treat several types of mental disorders such as PTSD and depression. But once again, this therapy cannot change the arrangement of the damaged chromosomes.
So the advice to your siblings, learn how to treat children with Down syndrome by asking pediatricians, joining groups or educational organizations with parents with Down syndrome such as the Indonesian Down Syndrome Association. So, hopefully this is useful.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa