Child Development Centre (TDH)

Child Development Centre (TDH) - A Centre Of Excellence

A child’s first contact at the Centre is with the developmental and behavioural paediatrician, whose role is:

  • Medical and developmental assessments with investigations and diagnosis
  • Referrals for testing and therapy
  • Counselling and motivation for parents and children
  • Regular reassessment of the child's progress

Assessment

  • Intelligence Quotient (IQ) testing
  • Development Quotient (DQ) testing
  • Behavioural assessment
  • Personality evaluation
  • Aptitude testing and career counselling
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) testing

Counselling

  • Management of autistic spectrum disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Behavioural issues: temper tantrums, anti-social behaviour, bed-wetting, etc.
  • Learning disabilities and scholastic backwardness
  • Parent training and support groups

Therapy

  • Play therapy
  • Stimulation program for development delays
  • Behavioural modification

Occupational Therapy is provided to facilitate and stimulate normal motor, mental and social development in order to improve the quality of life. Our services include:

  • Improving neuro-motor coordination and perceptual skills
  • Training in basic tasks such as feeding, bathing and dressing of children with special needs
  • Development of hand functions in children with writing problems
  • Exercise and hand activities for upper extremity disorders

  • Muscle testing and charting
  • Exercises to improve power and coordination of muscles
  • Exercise to prevent contractures and deformities in cerebral palsy, tonal abnormalities
  • Electric stimulation and diathermy
  • Gait training
  • Prescription of appliances if necessary

The special ‘BIG EARS’ project is the first of its kind in India with a focus on early detection, diagnosis and therapy of hearing loss.

Learn more about Big Ears Project (TDH)

  • Liaison between doctors, therapists, parents and families of children with special needs
  • Provide emotional support and in-depth counselling to enable parents and other family members understand and accept the child’s limitation and ‘different abilities’
  • Motivate the parents/family to continue the necessary long-term therapies
  • Help with socio-economic problems
  • Conduct home and school visits
  • Provide referrals to integrated schools, special schools and institutions

  • Parent counselling
  • Support groups
  • Skill workshops for teachers, parents, medical and paramedical professionals
  • Awareness building in the community