Developmental Pediatrics

IS YOUR CHILD DEVELOPING TYPICALLY

Has your child achieved these major milestones ?
-smiling at you at 2 months -hold head steady at 4 months -sitting without support at 8 months -standing without support at 12 months

Do you have concerns about child’ speech?
-not babbling at 12 months -no single words by 16 months -no two word phrases by 2 years -any loss of language which was previously present. -unclear speech, stammering

Are you worried about your child’s behavior?
-poor eye contact - not responding to name call -not using gestures like pointing; waving; clapping - not interested in other children -any repetitive behaviours like hand flapping . -excessive tantrums, hyperactivity

Are there any academic or behavioural concerns at school?

Does your child have a neurological condition like cerebral palsy ,seizures etc

Does your child have any genetic conditions associated with developmental delay?

Is your child taking therapy for any developmental problem?

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s development or behaviour

- DO NOT WAIT AND WATCH. Get an expert opinion.

WHY??

90% of critical brain development happens in first 5 years.
During this period, the connections between the brain cells are forming rapidly.
The sensitive periods of language and cognitive development is between 2-5 years.
During this period; we can mould the these connections in the brain by appropriate stimulations to achieve the best outcome.
Research shows that early intervention is one of the most important factors determining the outcome in a child with developmental problem.

What are the treatment options??

All children with developmental concerns will need a medical evaluation to rule out medical problems like thyroid disease; iron deficiency; vision or hearing problem.
Medications can be used in certain situations to treat associated problems.
Mainstay of treatment is early intervention.
In children with minor developmental problems ; we offer developmental stimulation and parent training
Children with more significant delays may need multidisciplinary interventions including speech therapy; physiotherapy, occupational therapy , behaviour therapy , remedial education etc

What does KIMS Centre for Child Development offer?

KIMS Centre for child development has a comprehensive multidisciplinary team with the developmental pediatrician as the nodal person.
Any child with developmental concern will be evaluated medically and by standard developmental assessments and an individualized plan is created.
We have all the medical experts like pediatric neurologist; pediatric orthopedician, pediatric endocrinologist, pediatric cardiologist, physiatrist ;ENT and ophthalmology , if any of their services are required.
We provide a comprehensive care plan with our allied professionals like developmental therapist; speech therapist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist and special educator.
Parental training and counselling are provided as family centred care is the cornerstone for children’s development.

WE STRIVE TO HELP EACH CHILD REACH THEIR BEST POTENTIAL.

Our Doctors:

Dr Reeba Ann Daniel

Speciality : Developmental Pediatrics

Designation : Senior Registrar

Date and time : Mon to sat 9 to 4

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