Most research reveals that patients’ IQs fall in the normal range. However, it’s typically lower than the general population’s IQ.
IQ aside, it’s common for people with abnormal opening in the back to experience learning difficulties. They can find it harder to pay attention, solve problems, and organize.
Communication can also be challenging. They might have a harder time reading. Aside from written communication, spoken language can also be challenging to understand, especially in a group context.
Their own very fluency might also be hampered, making their communication unclear. As such, in some cases, speech therapy, in addition to occupational therapy, is needed to help with speech.
An abnormal opening in the back doesn’t need to mean that adults will leave abnormal lives. While the severity will impact the quality of life, the care that they receive will play an important role too.
Thanks to advances in medicine and available treatments, adults with this condition in the back can lead satisfying lives. One of the biggest challenges, though, is to learn how to take care of yourself. However, with proper planning and ensuring that there’s a smooth transition from childhood into adulthood, this becomes less challenging.