Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Why is integrated therapy preferred for intellectual disability ?

An Intellectual Disability represents a person has some restrictions in the mental function and skills such as communications, taking care of self and social skills. The barricades limit the children development and learning ability more slowly than a normal child.

The intellectual disabilities of children (cognitive, mental retardation) may take longer time to learn to walk, speak or taking care of their personal needs. They will have trouble in school learning. Though they will learn it takes a long time than others. Some children may have the disability in learning. Some children with intellectual disabilities will have difficulty in interpretation, integration, and coordinating sensory input. Sensory integration activities help them to strengthen these abilities.

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There are two kinds of sensory problems. Some kids will be hyperactive and they avoid activities like climbing stairs. They are commonly prone to mobility problem. They need others support for walking.

Some will be hypoactive and they have decreased sensory system. They may enjoy climbing and swinging but will never turn up with dizziness or spinning. Sensory integration activities deal with the children's sensory needs by either lessening or amplifying the sensory stimulation intensity they receive. Most sensory integration activities are related with children's vestibular, proprioceptive, and tactile sensory systems.

The following therapies might help the Intellectually Disable Children to come out their problematic ring.

Occupational therapy: Occupational therapy practitioners help the people by promoting their health and live the life better with Disability, Injury and illness. It helps the disable children to participate in school and social situations, helping people to recover from injury, providing support for adults who experience cognitive and physical changes.

Speech therapy: When a child has articulation problem, the speech therapy is provided which improves receptive and expressive language skills, communication skills, and vocabulary. The fear and the problem for a child in speaking are solved with this speech therapy.

Physical therapy: Some children will have locomotive disorders whom this physical therapy boost self-locomotion and mobility. It provides adaptive solutions to mobility issues and increases sensory integration.

Orthomolecular therapy: A good diet with supplements boosts the natural health. Some people with intellectual disability will be poor in the diet. Orthomolecular therapy maintains the vitamins and minerals in this disability. Cognitive disorders are improved by with the help of nutritional supplements “molecular balance”.

Talk therapy: Psychotherapy is otherwise called Talk therapy which is useful to treat psychiatric disorders. However, it cannot cure or treat disabilities. Few Intellectual disabled children will have mild depression that can be successfully treated with psychotherapy.

Some intellectually disabled personalities need a mix of all therapies whereas some need either one or two. The doctor only confirms the patient with therapy which he/she needs.

Jeevaniyam Ayurveda Hospital and Research Center, Kerala with a team of dedicated medicos and staffs provide Therapies for All Intellectual Disabilities. We not only care special children but also train their parents as for how the children should behave in the home and social atmosphere.

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