Restoring mental function in retarded children?
January 3, 2011 12:19 AM Subscribe
Is there any ground breaking hope for a pre-teen who was born with mental retardation due to the umbilical cord wrapped tight around the neck while in the womb (restricting blood flow to the brain)?
posted by gttommy to Health & Fitness (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I know a child who suffers from this since birth and at the age of around 10 is still wearing diapers and can't walk or talk, but otherwise looks her age (located in Vienna). The mother seems destined to be nursing the child for the rest of her life. I'm sure over the many years, doctors gave her the best available advice. But I would like to know if there is anything out there that can improve brain function in the child.