Therapies Summary

Sheppard_5Individuals with Kabuki Syndrome will usually exhibit delays in multiple areas of development. Early intervention is key as research has shown that learning and development is most rapid during the early childhood years. Interventions required will vary for each child, however virtually all individuals will benefit from Physical, Occupational, Sensory, and Speech therapies. Ongoing assessments and supports enable positive and productive experiences throughout life.

Some of the more common therapies have their own sub-headings where it’s possible to read more about them. However, it’s important to note that many families access other therapies and treatments, based on referrals from their physicians or independently initiated. These can vary from dietary restrictions, supplements, medications, horse-back riding therapy, and music therapy, just to name a few.

Although Kabuki is not a condition that can be cured, it is possible to overcome many of its hurdles with medical and surgical interventions, medications, and therapies. The level of independence for adults with Kabuki will vary depending upon their individual abilities and the degree of family and community supports. Numerous adults have used transition programs available in their community to aid in transition from school to work/volunteer life.