Father's name: Érika
Patient's name: Diego Alfonso
Age of the patient: 11 years old
Place of residence: Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Father's name: Nadia
Patient's name: Ali
Age of the patient: 12 years old
Place of residence: Caracas, Venezuela
When my son was 11 months old, he was diagnosed with microcephaly and overall developmental delay. We started to look for different ways and treatments to help my son to progress and overcome his difficulties. However, no matter what I attempted I was unable to find a cure or see any progress to provide him with better quality of life. Years went by, increasing my deception and frustration. I did not know how to help my son, and his condition continued deteriorating, because he was growing up and I did not know how to help him. I never stopped taking him to different therapies, but nothing had worked, there was no change. When he was 4 years old, I learnt about the Center of Dr. Aguilar. One of my neighbors took her grandson to treatment there and she had seen favorable results. From that moment on, I could not stop thinking of the possibility of finding a treatment for my son. After all I had gone through, I did not know whether I should make another attempt and go to a place unknown to me, dreading the response I would get from them. I feared that they could not find any treatment for my son.
I found it impossible not to give it a try and I made the decision to run the risk and try again. This is a decision I will never regret in my life.
My son is now 12 years old (8 years of treatment).
He has achieved significant progress in his development in general, and whenever I see an improvement, I feel more hopeful.
The people who see him do not recognize any difficulties in him, but when I tell him about his condition they find it difficult to believe. Many of them have children with difficulties and have asked about my son’s progress, about his treatment because they cannot believe that he has advanced so much considering his impairment.
My family and I feel extremely grateful to the Center of Dr. Dr. Aguilar for the great opportunity they are giving to my son and to so many other children. There is a cure and a solution for any condition, and hope is that last thing we should lose.
Importance of an early diagnosis
The importance of establishing an early diagnosis is to determine the underlying alterations in the types and sub-types of neuropsychiatric disorders and give the adequate treatment.Considering that the brain has greater generation capacity at earlier ages, the sooner an adequate treatment is given the greater the neurofunctional and clinical recovery grade.
Our experience shows that there are different neuropsychiatric diseases – such as autism and the generalized developmental disorder, among others – with a more favorable prognosis and faster and more significant clinical changes derived from early diagnoses and interventions; for example, clear and important language improvements are seen (both expressive and comprehensive language) and in the functional skills in general.The application of neuropsychophysiological tests provides us with an objective and accurate diagnosis for prevention and/or medical intervention required to offer comprehensive care to the patient.