Together we can!
That is why at the Child development Centre, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital , Kolkata we have developed a specialist multidisciplinary team of high quality professionals to look after children and adolescents with problems in learning, development, behaviour and school failure. Children and adolescents are often unable to meet their learning and social developmental potential because of a variety of underlying medical conditions.
Examples of few such conditions are:-
Neurological problems like cerebral palsy, severe/poorly controlled complex epilepsy,
Genetic conditions: chromosomal and metabolic diseases.
Hearing and speech impairments
Learning disabilities: including school failure, dyslexia, and mental retardation
Emotional and Behavioural problems in children and adolescents
Our team of experts is led by Consultant Developmental Paediatrician and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Our team members of Paediatric Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Clinical Psychology and Educational Specialists include professionals of finest quality and extensive experience in national and international arena (Please refer to our Website). We also regularly organize super-specialist clinics for complex genetic and orthopaedic problems with the very best the country can offer.
We have the expertise to provide a range of services, some of which are:
Comprehensive developmental assessment
Screening for and diagnosis of behavioural problems
Screening and diagnosis of Autism and Asperger’s syndrome.
Therapeutic management of ADHD,
Diagnosis and therapy for autism.
Parent Training to promote positive parenting, especially for children and adolescents with behavioural or academic problems
Management and follow- up of neuro-disability patients like neuro degenerative disorders, complex epilepsy, inherited disorders
Cerebral palsy including follow up clinic,
Developmental screening and monitoring of normal children along with well baby/health check ups.
School Liaison to facilitate and promote comprehensive development of children in school
Provide training to parents and teachers for effective behaviour management
Parents, family members, carers, teachers, schools or any other interested person or organization, interested in welfare of children may contact us for any concern that they may have or if they are eager to promote health and well being.
Man Behind Child Development Centre
Consultant Developmental Paediatrician
In charge Dept-of Paediatrics(Academics),
Apollo Gleneagles Hospital,Kolkata ,India
Child Development Centre
Apollo GleneaglesHospital, Kolkata
Cerebral Palsy Services
What is CP?
Scientifically, Cerebral Palsy means children who have some lesion (scar) in the brain and suffer disabilities out of that.
However, for day to day usage, any child with deformed body parts, who is facing disability owing to this deformation, is thought to have CP. These groups of children are grouped under the term of Neuro-disability (ND).
How to treat CP?
Every part of human body works in tandem. All these activities are co-ordinated by the brain. When at healthy state, we take these functions for granted. We only tend to appreciate the value of our organs, when we miss them. For example, one does not have to be reminded of the agony faced when one loses one’s voice during an attack of say, “flu” or when one breaks his/her arm and languishes in a plaster cast for 3 months or so!
Imagine, if a child has to suffer the agony forever! That is why it is so important to bring the right treatment to their shore.
Although medicines are useful adjuncts, the comprehensive treatment of CP/ND involves expert objective assessment and standardized management methods. One without the other may not only prove inadequate, it may sometime harm too!
Bobath Method is one of the many standardized methods use to alleviate problems of CP/ND children in the world. At our Child Development Centre,Apollo Gleneagles Hospital , Kolkata (CDC, AGH) we use Bobath method, whenever indicated, with very good clinical outcome.
All aspects of a child’s CP/ND are efficiently managed by Child Specialist doctors trained abroad in this discipline. For example, we boast of having Developmental Paediatrician at CDC, AGH for Care Co-ordination of such children .
Early Detection and Early Intervention is our special strength.
We bring the best of the services that the country can offer. We arrange for a Specialist Orthotist, expert in helping children with the high quality gadgets necessary for some of these children affected, from Mumbai. We also invite a Consultant Geneticist doctor from Bangalore from one of the prime institutes of India , who has worked as a Consultant at the very best of the centers in the UK.
We have the complete support of a tertiary multispeciality hospital, where we can bring the child the support and benefit of Paediatric Super-specialists [Developmental Paediatrician, Paediatric Neurologist, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Paediatric Nephrologist, Paediatric Endocrinologist, Paediatric Intensivist, Paediatric Haematologist, Paediatric Cardiologist, Paediatric Rheumatologist, Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Paediatric Dentist, Audiologist, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Special Educators, Counsellors, Nutritionalists, to name a few] all under one roof.
No wonder that we give so much extra-value input with improved outcome.
We are also committed to research and continuing medical educational activity through Apollo Clinical Excellence Forum and through our active teaching programme of the department.The smile we bring to these children and their nears and dears gives us the impetus to forge ahead with these complex problems, which were considered insurmountable in not so distant past!