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Importance of Child Development

The early years of a child's life are very important for their overall health and development. It is important for parents, health professionals, educators, and others to work together as partners to help children grow and reach their full potential.

Children with neuro-developmental disorders often are not able to achieve their potential as their special needs are not fulfilled. Therein lies the crucial role of a comprehensive centre catering to the varied needs of these children.

 

What are Developmental Disorders?

Developmental disorders are a group of childhood neurological conditions that cause impairment in different domains of development. The most common developmental disorders are cerebral Palsy and related, Autistic spectrum disorders and learning difficulties.

Recent estimates in the United States show that about one in six, or about 15% of children aged 3 to 17 years have one or more developmental disorders.

Developmental Disorders can affect their life beyond academics and can impact relationships with family, friends and at school. However, Kokilaben Hospital believes that every child with developmental disorder can be successful at school, at work, in relationships and in the community – given the right treatment/ opportunity. Our Department for Developmental Disorders in Children intends to create a positive environment where no hurdle stops your child’s overall development. We offer a result-oriented, comprehensive care that provides all solutions under one roof. Our specialists from all disciplines work together to not only diagnose the problem, but also to treat it satisfactorily. Our aim is to make every child an independent member of the society.

Kokilaben Hospital’s Department for Developmental Disorders works hard towards making your child’s future special by providing:

  • Early diagnosis
  • Appropriate treatment regime
  • Medical back-up
  • A family-centric and Holistic approach

Overlapping Disorders

Developmental disorders develop over time and are associated with a wide variation of mental, emotional, behavioral, and physical features. At symptom level, these various disorders seem to share similar behavioral symptoms and diagnostic criteria. Disorders may overlap.

A child having ADHD can also have learning difficulties. Children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD, ADHD) may also later develop difficulty in learning—retaining what they read and understanding what to write when they are expected to write. They may struggle with organization and time management. Studies suggest between 30 and 50 percent of those with ADHD also have a learning disability. The reverse is also true. As a result, it is wise for parents with a child with ADHD to have him evaluated for a learning disability.

Those with Cerebral Palsy, Autism and ADHD may or may not have mental retardation. It is essential to understand the symptoms and severity of developmental disorders correctly. As symptoms frequently overlap, best practice treatment suggestions may differ depending on one's presentation.

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