There is no cure for IDIC 15 only the management of some symptoms and disability. These children are also very sensitive to medications, so introducing new medication should be done under a professional setting.
Treatments for IDIC 15 may include but are not limited to the following :
- ~Early Intervention
- ~Physical Therapy
- ~Occupational Therapy
- ~Speech/Language Therapy
- ~Aquatic Therapy
- ~Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
- ~Sensory Integration Strategies
- ~Social Skills
- ~Music Therapy
- ~Hippo Therapy
- ~Feeding Therapy
Emily has some type of therapy Monday thru Friday and works very hard on a daily basis to accomplish what most take for granted. Currently, Emily is being home schooled, but attends public school for PT, OT and speech therapy. She also attends private rehab therapy which includes an extra 2 days of OT and feeding therapy sessions, 2 days of PT and Aquatic therapy, 2 days of speech and language therapy sessions, ABA daily and hippo therapy once a week. From the age of 5 month until the age of 3, Emily received services from Early Intervention at home. Which included physical and occupational therapy along with speech/language therapy three days a week. Two days a week Emily attended and still does, a center for children with special needs where she has physical therapy one day and aquatic therapy the other.
Everyday we work with Emily in all these areas of development, everything turns into a learning experience. Emily has developmental hip dysplasia and wears a rhino brace at night to sleep. She wore AFO’s during the day because of her hypertonia in her calves/legs until the age of 3 and currently wears patty bobs to help with balance. Emily also used a “stander” until she was 2 1/2 during the day to help her body stay aligned, because she could not stand on her own, without this it could have done more damage to her hips.