About Infant Development Disorder Clinic and cases
However, a severe cognitive disorders case concerns, it is basically impossible to have interaction so that child will not even have a chance to be independent.
There is two issues in treatment of cognitive development disorders.
Firstly, no practicable tool settled for early assesment.
The intelligence scale is to test IQ but not applicable for age under 5. The Bayley Scales of Infant Development is very much valuable but no prediction available. It tells the results only when disorders went along seriously.
DSY Clinic proceeds preventive assesment to prevent cognitive development disorders for those premature babies predicted and makes good records as below;
First, eye-contact settled and stabilized. About in 2 months after birth, infant makes eye contact. For those premature babies, based on calibrated months, in two months time, eye contact has to be confirmed. And it has to be continuously stabilized during next one-two months. If it does not appear or does not stabilize enough, it is considered that child is already on cognitive retardation process. We are sorry that we cannot explain basis in detail as there is limited space here.
Second, laugh shown and increased its frequency. Laugh is a kind of social action and so it is built with increased cognitive activity. In 3 to 4 months since birth, child used to show laughing and it is getting to be more often to various objects. If child does not present laugh, he/she might be either on the process of retardation or is beginning of general development disorder such as autistic child.
If child shows any of above mentioned symptoms, he need to be started to proceed treatment as soon as possible.
The second issue in early treatment of cognitive retardation, there is no preventive treatment therapy authorized and proved its efficacy.There is kind of Sensory integrative therapy which contribute partly, but it also one of a day after way of rehabilitation. It could not be preventive treatment. Vitamin therapy or L-CARN therapy also helps partly by increasing metabolic activity in cerebrum but very seldom. A cord blood therapy helps, too but also after way and even risky for side effect.
As I have reported by paper several times, chinese treatment therapy is very useful in these cases. Particularly those infant patients who received treatment in our clinic from the first incipient stage, shows surprisingly remarkable improvement.
When patients are below 6 months old, most of non eye-contact child becomes to be normal in formation of eye contact and laughing reaction only when they are hospitalized in our clinic.
Parents who has infant babies has to check up rather sensitively their eye contact and laughing level.It has to be observed more purposely when they have a baby prematurely.
If patients have any doubt from their child development, please do not hesitate to proceed early treatment. The early treatment in infancy brings miracle in brain development. If parents are wise enough, child will have a chance to avoid any disorders.
[Treatment case of Developmental Disorder
Patient, fraternal twin, born in 30th week, 1.2kg premature infant, placed in incubator for 70 days, there was no specific brand demage or accident during delivery.In 70 days since born, patient started generalized tonic seizure. Based on calibrated months, it is considered as convulsions of newborn. Patients was dosed 3 different anticonvulsant for next 4 months to control seizure. It was controled and convulsion has been disappeared.
The convulsion was controled however, his parents found child's developmental retardation. We checked patient and found overall developmental retardation, particularly there was significant stagnation of cognitive development. Patient was 184 days old since born, 115 days old since out of incubator and so expected development stage of 4 months old baby. But no development was made since born.
His body was so small and skinny with no movement with droopy body. The most serious thing was non eye contact, no reflexive reaction to any movement in front of his eyes. There was only little reaction from sound. He was just getting to be disabled child showing typical cognitive disorder without babble, laugh, and no hold head-up.
His mother stated in the chart that she just wanted him to hold at least his head. It was so desperate.
In this case, if no development comes up quickly, often there was Brain atrophy found on MRI afterward within a year. It was considered his brain was on processing of atrophy.
We gave him a herbal treatment activating cerebral blood flow and stabilizing nutritional metabolism and applied acupuncture therapy once a day. Anticonvulsant combined for certain period.
In third day of treatment,patient started to babble and stared at mobil. In fourth day, there was apparently increased movement of body, well slept and recognized eye contact found.
In tenth day,he was able to hold his neck and head, finally was holding head for more than 5 seconds in a prone position. Since then babble was significantly increased and various movement like twisting body tried actively.
In one month since started treatment,child was becoming more active being interested in toys and tried to grab and shake them.
During one month period, patient development rapidly came up to 4-5 month developmental stage. It was just 1.5months behind considering his calibrated age from incubator. Now, patient is quite stable and on the process of normal development. We have many similar cases like above, made patient in normal tract of cognitive development through our treatment within one or two months when parents could find cognitive stagnation in early stage.
We have many similar cases like above, made patient in normal tract of cognitive development through our treatment within one or two months when parents could find cognitive stagnation in early stage.
We once again emphasize here, the early treatment is desperate for children who have particularly cognitive developmental stagnation among those premature infant or have developmental delay.
[Treatment case of Development Disorder] 1.45kg premature infant,
6 years, born in 2007, classified 1st brain lesions, classified 1st intellectual disabilitiesprematurely born in 31st week by 1.45kg, placed in incubator for 40 days, hospitalized in intensive care unit for 18 months due to pneumonia since one month from incubator. being worn a respirator after the incision of airway, was given several times of cardiac massage, had emergency status
In 2008, a severe Brain atrophy confirmed by MRIGenerally retarded development, fliped body in 20th months, was able to stand up without help in 40th months and understand " please give " or " please come " in 36th months.
Was able to speak only in 6 years old except Mom and Dad as phonation did not function well
In 2012 July, classified 1st degree of cognitive and speech disorderWhen we met him first, he was typical infant patient of premature child. He looked seriously week and sickly with very skinny arm and legs and very small head. He staggered along with limp arm. Understood language but very slow, presented no answer but smiling only.
He was suffering from chronic bronchitis and chronic colds. When he visited us he was also on serious nose run and phlegm. Parents said whenever he was in colds, it became seriously so that he cannot proceed daily life. His nutrition condition was also poor with not enough eating.
He was chronic week child shown both cognitive and motor disorder. If under the ordinary circumstance, we apply highly concentrated nutrition therapy, we, however, applied nutrition more focused on Respiratory Therapy first, as we diagnosed that his biggest problem was respiratory and his developmental delay mostly caused by respiratory trouble.
At the same time in order to overcome motor and speech disorder, acupuncture therapy was combined twice a week.
The first change was decreased nose run and phlegm.He was able to recovered soon even he was colds. In two months since treatment applied, nose run and phlegm almost disappeared when he was not in colds.
At the same time, his nutritive conditions improved and it made his cheek rosy. He started to gain weight, tried to speak more and became active. Though respiratory symptom had gone, we kept first therapy for next 6 months without change as our strengthening respiratory therapy worked well to activate his general development.
Consequently, he became healthy, lost week sickly child look, with no difference from ordinary child from in appearance.
The important change was in cognitive development. When we met him first he was not able to listen and concentrated on others with very slow reaction, but since treatment, he changed to be able to interact with others without hesitation.
His speaking ability has been improved also from one word communication to composition sentence.
You will see that the key is to solve basic problem. Above patients had problem in pulmonary function and it caused developmental problems. Our treatment strengthening pulmonary function worked eventually on development disorders.
The followings are written by mom of above patient in 7th month;- decreased amount of phlegm, turned light colored phlegm, Recover speedily when it is colds.
Active moment and increased amount of action, became talkative, changed from one word communication to sentence communication such as I am hungry... Please go to..
normal interaction, answer immediately, increased understanding and curiosity, became healthy and improved build