Center for child development

Accepting Children With Health Disorders

The Major Reasons For Disorders: Developmental disorders in children are due to a number of varied reasons.  Premature birth has been seen to cause disorders in children as certain development that need to be completed before birth are compromised with.  This does not mean that all premature children do have disorders; but that in some the factors are more pronounced that it needs special care.  Most premature children would have made up for this slack in development once they are set into a homely atmosphere.

Other factors include brain damage or an infection in the early stages of the child’s development.  Most such cases need special treatment and training of children to bring them to a normal working relationship with others and their situations.  At times a hard fall during the first few weeks of birth does bring about damaged children that need extra care.  There are then children with the genetic disposition to certain conditions.  These are the cases that need to and can be detected at the very early stages of pregnancy.  Most doctors while dealing with families having genetic disorders place special emphasis on pre-natal testing.  Most abnormalities can be detected early in the pregnancy to call for a suitable action.

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The Acceptance Stage: For most parents with children of developmental disorders, it is hard to accept the reality.  Most people tend to run from pillar to post seeking remedies to situations that are completely irreversible.  Added is the lot of charlatans that seek to exploit this situation that has been thrown up.  It does make it really frustrating to be told that the child is not going to be able to live a normal life. Many people tend to be taken in with guilt as well.

Counseling the parents is what a good doctor would advice.  Secondly seeking out facilities that can effectively help the affected child grow and develop to as normal as possible is what is required at this stage.  Here, taking others opinions must be with a bit of caution.  Most often what works out with a certain person or case needn’t apply in the particular situation.  The recognition that each child is unique does help people a lot to come to terms with this sort of a condition.

The Cost Involved: In the western world, it does cost a packet to deal with children with special needs.  In most cases, the provision of state funding or medical insurance does help mitigate the cost incurred in seeking help for an affected person.  The third world countries tend to offer good treatments that could be afforded by most small families and with just a single earning member among them.  This does not mean that the treatment is in anyway substandard.  You do get effective care from the best in the field at affordable costs.

Conclusion: Having a disadvantaged person in the family can be draining for the rest of the members.  The cost is not just monetary, but emotional and psychological as well.  It does need acceptance and support for the disabled to  be able to move on with the condition of disability.