How are ADHD and memory loss treated in children ?

Posted on Wed, 25 Apr 2012 in Child Health
Question: 11yr old twin boys with klippel fiel, one has first 3 cervicla vertbra fused since birth, the other has platyobasia with th efirst vertabrea fused to skull. both have dyslexia symtoms and working memory probs and adhd but both are very intelligent is it all related to the condition
Answered by Dr. Santosh Kondekar 7 hours later

Thanks for your query.

Its not uncommon for many neurological issues to coexist. Often as a part of the same problem, though not defining the same problem verbatim.

Most neurological syndromes including Klippel fiel will be likely to have associated ADHD,memory and learning issues. Also, boys with these issues are likely to be intellectually superior than peers, they will do much better if they have no issues with speech. These issues are not directly related to fusion of vertebrae.

I am also worried about the issues with limb anomalies, renal anomalies, deafness and other neurodeficit that may create more problems.

Sorry for delay, hope you could get your query answered with this explanation.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Santosh Kondekar 15 hours later
no one has mentioned limb problems, renal problems,or other neurodeficit problems, both have had and passed the basic hearing tests although neither twin can hear the sounds(phonics )inwords to spell them correctly indicating a brain rather than hearing problem. please advise me as a parent what i should be looking for as doctor said will treat any problems as they arise but no on esaid what they were or like i say what we should be looking for i would be grateful for the advise
Answered by Dr. Santosh Kondekar 8 hours later

As mentioned above and suspected by you or else, there is a chance to have many such problems associated. So child needs to be screened for heart or kidney issues, and also for ADHD and learning disability.

As I had mentioned earlier, those who have no speech issues do better, now I may doubt your perception of their intelligence, as you said they cant understand the speech-phonics at age 11. were the children put through any IQ or intelligence test? A Psychologist can do it or Child Development Specialist can also do it.

What I feel that you may take a print out of this discussion and these issues with doctor or nurse you are in touch with in your area. Also children may need occupational therapist, speech therapist, hearing aid trials. If any issues are felt left out, the specialist there can really look in for betterment.

Hope this helps.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Answered by
Dr. Santosh Kondekar


Practicing since :1997

Answered : 379 Questions


The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  

Recent questions on  Dyslexia

doctor1 MD

my 1 year old son might have swallowed vinyl glue. he has some on his lips and hands so im pretty sure he swallowed some. he is currently taking a...

doctor1 MD

helo m bilal 16 years old and m fet of stammering m hving prb frompast 3 years can u plz tell me fixed of stammering? plzz help me m vry dipress...

doctor1 MD

My son has been large since in utero. He is now 20 months, 35.5 inches long, 38.5 pounds and has a 20 head. I went to a new pediatrician yesterday...

doctor1 MD

my son is 4 and a half yr old .he is unable to sit on one place more than 10 minute .he is unable to concentrate also. he easily forgets what has...

doctor1 MD

My grandson is 10. He sits in front of his homework for hours. He will rarely do his work independently but mostly he dawdles, looks for...

doctor1 MD

I have a problem with words created using letters of different colors. I am red/green colorblind. sometimes I think i have delexia.? Any help? XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

This question may sound strange, but I guess it is never too late. I was born with hydrocephalus way back in 1952. I was operated on at 7 months...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

160 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction