On the 3-d of December 2016, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, PA IRODA , in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, the US Embassy financial support and ALIGN Foundation (Australia) hold a round table on "Medical support of children and adolescents with developmental disorders. The role of the physicians and neurologists in the treatment of autism and other disorders of the nervous system development. Current approaches to diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. " The speakers of the round table were invited experts - neurologist, Dr. Grant Purddie (Australia) and Karen Purdie the occupational therapists (Australia, Dubai).
The participants of the round table were doctors of city health centers, private medical and diagnostic centers, PMPC of Dushanbe (neurologists, pediatricians, family doctors and psychiatrists). The round table was raised urgent problem of medical treatment of children with autism and other developmental disorders, applied in Tajikistan and Australia. Issues of the diagnostic criteria for autism, early screening and diagnosis of autism, as well as the use of excessive, not proven types of medication and treatment of such syndromes as "ршпр hypertension in young children (intracranial pressure), the diagnosis does not have a place in a foreign evidence based medicine. However, the pharmacological treatment of epilepsy in children (30% of children with autism have comorbid epilepsy), it lags behind the international level.
Dr. Grant has paid attention to aspects such as the types of epilepsy and the drugs of choice. Serious problems of existing medical treatment of the speech delay and cognitive development have affected the discussion of such a phenomenon as "medicine for the speech", "to improve the functioning of the brain", which is widely used by our doctors in the treatment of children with autism, cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities. Issues of cooperation of physicians with early intervention specialists, in order to improve the process of early-onset of early intervention programs. All participants received a booklet "Autism modern diagnostics and rehabilitation" at the end of the round table. The round table was attended by 44 people. Dr. K Grant Purdie and Karen also held consultations of children with epilepsy and otherneurological disorders. Thank you to the US Embassy and ALIGH Fund for supporting our initiative