Dandy- Walker Syndrome
Causes/ how the child gets it
Treatment (medication, therapy, etc.)
Therapy the child may need:
physical therapy – These therapies will assist the affected as the manifestations of the disease process are highly affecting the coordination and full attainment of movement of the child. The child may need a special education, speech therapy, and genetic counseling ( the parents will need counseling to know how to take care of the child because he/she has many needs.) Therapy will probably be best for the child because it will help the child's life be easier and it is skills the child will need.
Treatment for this condition involves surgical intervention such as placing a shunt in the patient’s skull in order to reduce the increasing pressure in the brain, intracranial pressure. Ventriculoperitoneal (treats ventricles) or cystoperitoneal (treats cysts) shunts are the said procedures. All the surgery does is help relieve the CSF in the patient’s skull by draining them out.