After a diagnosis of aadc deficiency
Your child has been diagnosed. Now what?
At this time there is no cure for AADC Deficiency, but there are treatments that can help improve some of your child’s symptoms.
Ask your child’s doctor about medications and physical, occupational, and speech therapy, and about other treatments that can help improve your child’s symptoms and quality of life.
Your child’s care team
The team that will be assembled to help your child may include some of the professionals listed below:
- Pediatrician or General Practitioner
- Pediatric Neurologist
- Movement Disorder Specialist
- Clinical Geneticist
- Physical Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
- Speech Therapist
- Developmental Pediatrician
Depending on where your child is receiving care, you may have a Case Worker or Social Worker to help you manage your child’s care team.