Havana, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The International Neurological Restoration Center (CIREN) is working on a project aimed at validating and measuring the effectiveness of interventions in patients with autism disorders (TEA), noted an expert. Hector Vera Cuesta, neuro-pediatrician (neurologist) and deputy director of CIREN, explained to Prensa Latina that the strategy, established just over a year ago through collaboration with a prestigious Brazilian University, is based on individual diagnosis.
The program began to be applied with Cuban children and includes the analysis and research of patients from all possible points of view, whether through neuro-physiological or biochemical imaging, looking for ways to characterize the process, he noted.
“We are still in the research phase, but we hope that once it concludes and is confirmed, its efficiency can be extended to the entire country, said the specialist.
He highlighted the importance of individuality. “There cannot be a unique recipe, as TEA has a spectrum of symptoms and multiple causes,” he assured.
Autism as a condition was first described in 1943 and since that time a unique solution for all cases has been sought but has not been achieved, as not all the cases have the same affectation. “One can have alteration of language, another in social communication,” said Vera.
Cuba is committed to physical and cognitive rehabilitation, including special education through occupational therapists in charge of the cognitive area as well as social relations and speech therapy.