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dealing with intellectual disability in 4-month old baby girl

I am writing from Greece regarding my 4 month old full term baby daughter. She was born with multiple congenital anomalies. Antenatal genetic analysis (array CGH) in amniotic fluid has been negative. However, our clinical geneticist and pediatric neurologist are sure that the baby suffers from some kind of syndrome. In order to find that out, we are now in the process of repeating the array-CGH and also doing the Whole Exome Sequence test. The baby seems to also suffer from serious (?) intellectual disability since it doesn't focus on any face or object, doesn't respond to sounds (even though she can hear very well), doesn't smile, and generally seems to be lost in space. Our neurologist informed us that the baby's intellectual capacity will definitely not be normal, however he cannot know yet how big the incapacity will be. On a side note, MRI scan and recording of electrical brain activity have been tested fully normal.

I recently read in a medical article that: "intellectual disability diagnosed early in a child's life is crucial because the brain is very easily-shaped (has high fluidity) up to the age of 3 years old, and any capabilities which are based in a part of the brain which is non-functioning due to neurological damage, can be easily transferred to a neighboring part of the brain, so as not to be lost."
Question: Is this real and achievable and if yes in what way can it be achieved? Is it through some kind of brain operation or physical daily exercises? Here in Greece, our neurologist hasn't informed us about something like that being possible, but we are hoping that perhaps in other parts of the world where medicine research is more developed (USA, Switzerland etc) this could be possible (even in experimental stage).
For the last 2-3 months, all we do is provide optical-acoustical stimulation to the baby (eg talk to her, cuddle her, play with toys etc), however none of the above result in receiving any reaction from the baby. Any advice on how we could help her intellectual growth would be welcome.

We would appreciate your response at your earliest convenience.
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replied April 25th, 2016
A 4 month child is too young and it is difficult to evaluate her intellectual abilities.

If your baby is actually diagnosed with a congenital disorder along with possible mental retardation, then the measures taken by you, including positive stimulation (optical-acoustical) would be right.

You need to continue working with the treating doctors. In addition consultation with a ENT doctor who can examine your babys ears to rule out hearing defects should also be ruled out.
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