Disorders of brain and nervous system development are among the most disabling disorders that affect young children and their families. These include several forms of mental retardation and learning disability, cerebral palsy, dyslexia, autism, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder and a spectrum of motor, cognitive, behavioral and emotional disorders including those due to family and school stress.
Autism is one of the most important disorders that affects young children. Autism is known as a ‘spectrum disorder,’ because the severity of symptoms ranges from a mild disabilities in learning, language development and social interactions to a severe impairment, with multiple problems and highly unusual behavior. The disorder may occur alone, or with accompanying problems such as mental retardation or seizures. Autism is not a rare disorder, being the third most common developmental disorder, more common than Down’s Syndrome. Typically, about 20 in a population of 10,000 people will be autistic or have autistic symptoms. 80% of those affected by autism are boys.
Children with Autism need the care and attention of a multi-disciplinary team, including the paediatrician, neurologist, psychiatrist, physical, occupational and speech therapists, psychologists with special training and interest in education and development, special educators, social workers, speech therapists and nurses. At present, there is no pharmacological therapy which can cure autism. The only consistently effective treatment for autism is a structured training program; therefore, a combination of a good school and parent training is the best known treatment. Autistic children can make significant progress if the intervention is appropriate and consistent.
Growing Brain Lab (GBL) is an innovative project at Neurokrish-Trimed. Over a decade GBL has evolved as multidisciplinary model of assessment that addresses Learning, Aptitude and Behaviour across motor, cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial domains. GBL has also perfected in this timeframe a model of after-school therapy incorporating behavioral management and Neurodevelopmental therapy. With the advent of TRIMED and it’s integrative approach, GBL now incorporates seamlessly a range of holistic interventions targeting symptoms of various developmental disorders including Autism. Play Yoga, Mud Therapy, Reflexology, Ayurvedic Therapies all blend seamlessly into a whole in the TRIMED-GBL program. Inspired by excellence and Success Stories, GBL is today making accessible to families, modern healthcare with ancient wisdom, which is the TRIMED mantra.