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PEDIATRIC REHABILITATION

Types of Patients managed in Pediatric Rehabilitation Program

Pediatric Rehabilitation Program – Management of disabled and handicapped children due to different etiological causes like cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, congenital and acquired spinal cord lesions, movements in coordination, neuromuscular disease… etc, through a comprehensive and intensive rehabilitation program including different rehab.

 

Specialties of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology, special education and dietician.

 

Early detection and diagnosis of any disability or growth and develop mental delay for early treatment and management in order to avoid any complication affecting the child health in the future.

 

Diagnosis and management of behavioral and emotional disorders like nocturnal eneurisis, poor attention, poor concentration and hyper kinetic disorder.

 

Management of speech and language delay or defect like stuttering and articulation disorders.
Management of communication disorders.

 

Evaluation and management of learning disorders, which could impair the child academic achievement.

 

Complete psychological and IQ evaluation with family counseling and support if needed.

 

PEDIATRIC REHABILITATION PROGRAM TEAM

Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinic

Medical assessment of disabled and handicapped children including full history, clinical examination and neurological assessment to make appropriate rehabilitation program based upon extent and etiology of disability.

Management of common associated medical problem with disability like nutritional disorders, recurrent chest infection and epilepsy.

Management of spasticity which limit motor ability and results in deformity with anti-spasticity medications and Botox injection.

 

Role of Nursing Staff

Toilet training for both bowel and bladder incontinence.

Daily recording of vital signs of admitted cases and regular follow up to inform the Pediatric Specialist about any medical problems.

Helping in educating the parents about aspects of care and hygiene of disabled child.

 

Role of Physical Therapy

Strengthening exercises to improve muscle and develop delayed gross motor skills like head support, sitting, standing and walking.

Decrease spasticity accompanying most of disability in order to improve the function and range of motion of different body joints.

Prevention of development of deformities and joints contractures.

 

Role of Occupational Therapy

Assessment of activities of daily living done by the disabled child and stimulate his abilities to increase independency in performing those activities.

Improving gross and fine hand skill together with increasing muscle power and decreasing both spasticity and deformity.

Technical aids evaluation to help the disabled children activities and transfer.

 

Role of Speech and Language Therapy

Management dysphagia and problems of swallowing and chewing that effect most disabled children and impair their feeding and nutritional status.

Stimulation of both receptive and expressive language skills. Management of speech defects and fluency disorders.

 

Role of Pediatric Psychologist

IQ assessment of cognitive skills of the child and his adaptive behavioral abilities.

Improving child attention and concentration and making a home program for cognitive training.

Family counseling and advice to overcome behavioral and emotional disorders.

 

Role of Special Education Teacher

Assessment of learning abilities of the disabled child and work to improve it by individual educational program suitable for the child condition.

Help in management of learning disorder that may affect academic achievement of normal non-disabled children.

 

Role of Orthotic Department

Recent technology in doing needed orthotic and prosthetic device that help the disabled child to compensate weakened or lost functions.

Role of Dietitian

Making a full nutritional assessment for the admitted disabled child and accordingly advice an appropriate nutritional plan to correct nutritional affecting his growth.