Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
A neurological condition in which electrical brain activity becomes irregular, causing:
- Abnormal behavior, loss of sensation and awareness.
- Cortical vision Impairment (CVI) is common
- Muscular Atrophy
- Dysfunctional Sucking and Swallowing Reflex
- Visual Impairments
As a result, many of the children that experience these conditions are more likely to have:
Spasms are a common symptom of epileptic episodes, which can start from birth.
As a result, the body produces muscle atrophy, a dysfunctional sucking and swallowing reflex, and vision impairment. By integrating the Core Tendon Guard, Hand Pulling and STNR (Symmetric Tonic Neck Reflex) with visual tracking, we can overcome some of these challenges.
Epilepsy causes other components of life to be challenging because this condition alters brain function. It has the ability to affect both the musculoskeletal and nervous system, leading to difficulty with motor movements which may lead to hyper or hypotonic muscles
The Hands Pulling reflex is essential to focus on with children who have epilepsy. This can assist with sitting and other gross motor abilities.
Integrating the SymmetricTonic Neck Reflex (STNR) will help with mobility, coordination of the head with the upper body, and quieting motor activity to further engage vision and hearing.
We work on the core tendon guard reflex to help with muscle tone regulation and postural control.
In this case we use a combination of:
- Reflex Integration to address the dysfunctional reflexes
- Hemispheric Integration to address the undeveloped area of the brain that needs the most support
- Speech and Feeding therapy to address sucking, swallowing, speech and communication challenges
In addition to other cutting-edge techniques to get the best results.