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| Published: December 05, 2017

A Case Study on Dandy Walker Syndrome: Early Intervention and Rehabilitation

Ms Nainky Bhalla

Hydrocephalus, Dysarthria, Truncal Attaxia, Rehabilitation Google Scholar More about the auther

, Mr. Gaurav Thapliyal

Assistant Professor & Clinical Psychologist, IMH, SARS Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.070/20170501

DOI: 10.25215/0501.070


Dandy Walker Syndrome is hydrocephalus associated with a posterior fossa cyst and dysgenesis of the cerebellum.1 It is a rare abnormality of CNS with reported incidence of 1 in 25000 live births.2 This is a case of 5 year old male case with truncal attaxia, dysarthric, scanning speech, hypotonia, occular dysmetria, poor pursuit, poor fine motor control and poor balance and coordination. An early diagnosis resulted in early intervention in motor, speech, psychological and pre academics skills at child development centre. This case is successfully managed with conservative rehabilitation plan preparing him for normal school.

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Published in   Volume 05, Issue 1, October-December, 2017