Diseases

Aicardi Syndrome

Aicardi syndrome is a disorder that occurs almost exclusively in females. It is characterized by three main features that occur together in most affected individuals. People with Aicardi syndrome have absent or underdeveloped tissue connecting the left and right halves of the brain (agenesis or dysgenesis of the corpus callosum). They have seizures beginning in infancy (infantile spasms), which tend to progress to recurrent seizures (epilepsy) that can be difficult to treat. Affected individuals also have chorioretinal lacunae, which [...]

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Delfinterápián

At Dolphintherapy… I’d like to share with you my newest success story with a hungarian boy, Levi, who attended to the summer-dolphintherapy program in 2015! The program was incredible successfull, the little boy has developed so much! We had a 10 day dolphintherapy program in the summer of 2015, in Antalya. We’d love to come, Dr Murat and the dolphintherapy team is very kind, we’re having a good working therapy program here for 5 years. We were in Antalya this summer with a little [...]

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Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome

Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome is a condition that affects many parts of the body. The major features of this disorder include a characteristic facial appearance, delayed growth and development, intellectual disability, and seizures. Almost everyone with this disorder has distinctive facial features, including a broad, flat nasal bridge and a high forehead. This combination is described as a “Greek warrior helmet” appearance. The eyes are widely spaced and may be protruding. Other characteristic facial features include a shortened distance between the nose [...]

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Maldivs Medical Dolphin Therapy

Five families from Maldives benefited from medical dolphin therapy program of Soulscience School Antalya.  Five special need children (Down syndrome, autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, ADHD) and one normal child with their parents participated to following activities for ten days: Five tennis lessons for children, five swimming lessons for  all children and two extra swimming lessons  for Ahzam who was suffering from deep water fobia. Ten dolphin swim for half an hour for each special need child, one half an [...]

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Angelman Syndrom – Medical Dolphintherapy

My name is Adrienn. I’m a physiotherapist from Hungary. I’m working with multiply handicapped children for 12 years. I do physiotherapy, hidroterpy and I’m working with animal assested therapy with them. I think the dolphintherapy is one of the most effective animal assested therapies , to support the development of the nervous system. The last 10 days I was working with a child with Angelman Syndrom. We worked with the dolphins, every day and I gave hidrotherapy sessions to him. He [...]

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Autism

Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. These signs all begin before a child is three years old.[2] Autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize; how this occurs is not well understood.[3] It is one of three recognized disorders in the autism spectrum (ASDs), the other two being Asperger syndrome, which lacks delays in cognitive development and language, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (commonly abbreviated as PDD-NOS), which is diagnosed when [...]

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Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety Disorder (social phobia) is the third largest mental health care problem in the world. Latest government epidemiological data show social anxiety affects over 7% of the population at any given time.  The lifetime prevalence rate (i.e., the chances of developing social anxiety disorder at any time during the lifespan) stands at above 13%. Definition: Social anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. Put another way, social anxiety is the fear and anxiety of being [...]

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TAR-Syndrome

Definition Thrombocytopenia-absent radius (TAR) syndrome is a rare condition that is apparent at birth. Affected infants are born with incomplete or missing forearms. Typically, the bone on the thumb side of the forearm (radius) is absent, but other bones may be missing or abnormally formed. TAR syndrome also causes life-threatening bleeding episodes due to low levels of platelets in the blood (thrombocytopenia). It is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Description The forearm is comprised of two bones. The radius is the [...]

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Trisomy 9

is a trisomy affecting the ninth chromosome. Full trisomy 9 would mean that all of the cells in the baby’s body and placenta had three copies of chromosome 9. It is also possible to have partial trisomy 9, meaning there are two full copies of the ninth chromosome plus an additional partial copy. A third type of trisomy 9 involves mosaicism, meaning that the trisomy is present in some of the body’s cells but other cells have a [...]

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