The 11 Year Old Who Looks 60: An Opportunity for Occupational Therapy Discussion

published 1 month ago by Dr. Frederick B. Covington

What are your OT thoughts on this situation? Would you intervene, make suggestions to the family, recommend adaptive equipment, discuss mental health, etc.? Brief Summation: Shreyash Barmate is an 11-year-old boy living in Madhya Pradesh India who suffers from a rare genetic disorder 'progeria'. He is 11 years old but looks as if he is in 60's. He suffers the aging problems like baldness, wrinkles and weakened limbs.

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