Cognitive level and adaptive behaviour in the Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome. An example of the potentials of an early intervention model applied to a complex pathology

Giorgio Albertini, Paolo Onorati, Francesca de Pandis, Emanuela Giulitti, Letizia Sabrina Cartagena Calcari, Marco Sará

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Abstract

Purpose. The Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome is a rare, congenital disorder characterized by benign excessive growth of blood vessels on the skin. Little is still known about its cognitive development and adaptive behaviour functioning. Case study. This case study describes the clinical history of a female child suffering from this rare syndrome and admitted to our Pediatric Unit in order to provide motor rehabilitation, speech therapy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy following an early intervention model program. After five years of treatment her clinical picture witnessed a considerable improvement. Conclusions. Patients with Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome are best served by a multidisciplinary approach, and this case study shows the effectiveness of an early intervention program on the cognitive development and adaptive behaviour functioning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1999-2000
Number of pages2
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation
Volume30
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Adaptive behaviour
  • Cognitive development
  • Early intervention
  • Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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