How can we deal with Neurodevelopmental Disorders? Get knowledge on these 10 effective treatment approaches for neurodevelopmental disorders

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How can we treat developmental delays?

What are the best treatment approaches for autism, ADHD, or MR?

Though there is no perfect cure for neurodevelopmental disorders; early intervention could give an ideal result for it.

In this article, we will discuss these 10 effective treatment approaches for neurodevelopmental disorders.

1) Early assessments

Assessments are like pathological tests for neurodevelopmental disorders.

The first line of treatment approach depends fully on the proper and detailed assessment.

The assessments must be as early as the onset of the disorders. Assessments for autism, learning, development, sensory, ADL etc. must be properly assessed.

What to Do:

Visit an early intervention center or integrated child development center where all the assessments are available.

2) Medications

Though early conditions for autism, ADHD, MR or ID, etc. don’t need any medications, if it is very late and uncontrolled behavioral issues are onset then medications are necessary.

And if neurodevelopmental issues are due to fits seizures or epilepsy, then medications are also compulsory.

What to Do:

Consult with a Pediatrician or child or neuropsychiatric.

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3) Occupational Therapy

Almost all neurodevelopmental disorders come with some behavioral issues, some sensory issues, a lack of ADL(Activity of daily living), and improper brain functions.

Occupational therapy is pivotal for addressing all these issues and achieving positive outcomes.

Lack of sensory stimulation and exposure, as well as insufficient ADL training, are key factors contributing to these issues.

These can be addressed through sensory integration therapy and ADL training, two primary aspects of occupational therapy.

What to Do:

Consult with an Occupational therapist or Early Interventionist.

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4) Speech Therapy

Communication issues, speech delays, language disorders, etc. are part of neurodevelopmental issues.

And speech therapy is very vital for these issues. Early implementation of speech therapy could give good results and could resolve these issues early.

What to Do:

Consult with a Speech therapist or Early Interventionist.

5) Behavior Therapy

Behavioral issues are very common in neurodevelopmental disorders.

There are different types of behavioral issues are generally seen among children suffering from autism, ADHD, SPDs, and Communication disorders.

So according to the assessments, early implementation of behavioral therapy could give many good results.

Both cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and applied behavioral analysis (ABA) are necessary, depending on the child’s condition.

What to Do:

Consult with a Clinical or Rehabilitation psychologist only.

6) Psychotherapy

If your child is in later childhood and after, and suffering from neurodevelopmental issues, then psychotherapy must be implemented to resolve behavioral issues and cognitive, and emotional resolution.

With the implementation of psychotherapy, the child could regain his/her cognitive differentiation and emotional stability with thought synchronization.

What to Do:

Consult with a clinical or rehabilitation psychologist only.

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7) Educational Therapy

Children with neurodevelopmental issues often struggle to learn in typical ways.

So, the need for special education is very vital. Special education may help them to learn basic educational skills easily so that they can adopt higher education skills later on in their age.

What to Do:

Consult with a special educator only.

8) Nutritional Therapy

Nutrition plays a very crucial role in the developmental process of every child.

Deficiency in essential vitamins and nutrients, both macro and micro, can lead to various health complications.

Deficiencies in vitamins like D, A, and B are related to ASD, and ADHD also.

So, if your child is suffering from any neurodevelopmental issues then never neglect nutritional aspects whether to add new or to remove some from your child’s daily food.

What to Do:

Consult with a good nutritionist or pediatrician.

9) Complimentary Therapy

Complementary therapies have consistently proven to be effective and beneficial, often without any side effects.

Therapies like acupressure, magnetic therapy, yoga, breathing exercises, aromatherapy, flower essence, and meridian stimulation have shown very effective results in addressing behavioral, sensory, cognitive, and emotional issues, that are common in neurodevelopmental disorders.

What to Do:

Consult a good complimentary therapist or practitioner.

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10) Brain Stimulation Therapy

With the advancement of research, in many countries brain stimulation therapy is proven very effective to minimize some symptoms of neurodevelopmental issues.

Improving cognitive functions and emotional enhancement are two aspects on which brain stimulation therapy is working well.

Currently, TMS(transcranial magnetic stimulation), rTMS(repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation), and (LFMS) low-field magnetic stimulations are available as brain stimulation therapy.

What to Do:

Consult with a psychiatrist or rehabilitation psychologist specializing in these treatment approaches.

11) Neurofeedback Therapy

This is also a very advanced treatment modality which is proving its efficacy in cases of neurodevelopmental disorders. It could enhance cognitive functioning and emotional regulation.

What to Do:

Consult with a neurofeedback expert or clinical psychologist specializing in this treatment approach.

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Best Approach

There is no perfect or best approach for the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders.

The best course of action is to pursue an integrated therapeutic approach following thorough and detailed assessments.

First, visit a center where all the assessments are available with expertise, and after the detailed assessment choose the combination of therapies accordingly which could give you more and better results.

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