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Suggest treatment for learning impairments in children due to premature birth

I have a relative aged 15 years. yob 1995. Premature delivery. Lacks the intelligence of a 15 years old in studies , movements , speech etc. Suffered an Epeleptic fit / siesure at the age of 2-3. Similar fit / Siesure attack has occured recently with eye rolling backward, body going stiff etc. Lasted for a few minutes. Medically tested for EEG. Results not known.Parents want to consult in Mumbai. Pl advise what type of medicine is the best suited in such a case. Who is the best doctor in Mumbai. Which is the best hospital to treat this case. Can this child have a normal life ? What are the treatments available for children with learning impairments due to premature birth. How late is too late for right treatment. What is the correct way forward.
Wed, 3 Oct 2018
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Hi,

The child needs a multidisciplinary approach. First you need to consult a psychiatric setup to know range of mental retardation and behavior issues if any. With the help of occupational therapist he can be taught basic life disciplinary.

A neurologist will take care of his epilepsy treatment. Treatment should be seek as early as possible but there is never late. If he is having borderline or mild mental retardation he can even work kn his own. As you are seeking help in Mumbai do visit national trust website to know more about centres there.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Rohit Kothari,
Psychiatrist
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