Neurorehabilitation for children

What is child neurorehabilitation?

Child neurorehabilitation or child neurological rehabilitation is a type of rehabilitation that aims to restore and minimize the functional alterations associated with the injury produced in the child’s central nervous system.

The infantile neurorehabilitation is especially destined to:

  • Newborn or premature infants who present risks or developmental problems of neurological origin.
  • Children with acquired or congenital brain damage.
  • Children with neurological disorders that may affect their functional capacity.

Why is it performed?

It is performed for those children who have affectations in motor development regardless of the cause. These affectations can be:

  • Infantile cerebral palsy
  • Congenital diseases
  • Down Syndrome
  • Premature birth
  • Psychomotor retardation
  • Rare diseases
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Brain lesions
  • Epilepsy
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Tumors of the nervous system
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

What does it consist of?

Child neurorehabilitation is focused on a series of multidisciplinary actions to adapt the physical and cognitive limitations suffered by the child. In this way, the objective is focused on promoting autonomy in the child, enhancing the development of their abilities.

Thus, child neurorehabilitation consists of making an assessment, prognosis and treatment of neurological disorders suffered by children from different areas and techniques:

  • Neuropediatrics
  • Traumatology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Speech therapy
  • Child physiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Traumatology
  • Occupational therapy

Preparation for child neurorehabilitation

Before starting treatment, an assessment of the child’s conditions and characteristics is made to indicate the most effective treatment for each specific case.

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Post-intervention care

Treatment is multidisciplinary and the family should always be involved in the treatment, carrying out the activities indicated by the specialists. In this sense, there should be continuous follow-up.

Alternatives to this treatment (other more advanced treatments)

This treatment is multidisciplinary, i.e. it is carried out by different medical specialties that work in a complementary way to treat the disorder affecting the child. Therefore, there are no alternative treatments, but complementary ones.