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Objective:

  • To provide comprehensive and high quality tertiary level services with the child and family by multidisciplinary team for children with complex disabilities
  • To involve parents in the day-to-day management of ‘physically and mentally delayed children’ and ensure their counselling
  • To follow up the entire high risk neonate’ regarding neurodevelopment progress and provide intervention where necessary.
  • To prevent disability, optimize development and improve quality of survival of all children in Bangladesh
  • To apply standardized tools, methodologies and strategies for early Screening, assessment and intervention, treatment and management of the entire range of developmental delays, disorders, impairments and disabilities
  • To provide psychosocial services to families and empower parents and primary care-providers to optimize their child’s development

Our Services:
Our service starts from the very beginning of stepping into the centre. There is no inequality regarding ethnicity, gender and religion. We value and respect every parent who has any question or concern about development or problems relating to neurological aspect. From this point, our dedicated and devoted associates help children where to go.

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The children, who have come for the first time, are taken to our ‘Walk-In-Clinic’, the already diagnosed epilepsy children to ‘Epilepsy Clinic, the ‘High Risk Baby’ to ‘Multiple disability clinic: We always encourage and welcome parents to accompany their children as we strongly believe that parents are the ones who know their children the best and without their active participation it is impossible to make any changes for these affected children.

Facilities:

  • Well baby clinic (Inclusion criteria – Parents who are curious about their child development and Child who had history of hospital admission in 1st 28 days of life due to any cause)
  • Speech Therapy & Language/Communication clinic
  • Epilepsy clinic
  • Autism intervention Clinic
  • Visual Stimulation clinic
  • Feeding and Seating problem clinic
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Counselling/Family Counselling

Team Member of Child Development Centre:

  • Child Health Physician
  • Child Psychologist
  • Developmental Therapist

 Our Child Development Centre 


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Dr. Farzana Islam
MBBS (DMC), DCH (BICH), MCPS
Specialist and Head-Child Development Centre
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Ms. Tarana Anis
Child Psychologist
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Ms. Nasrin Sultana
Child Development Therapist
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DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF YOUR CHILD

Newborn to 16 years of age

 Following Delays Warrant an Immediate Evaluation

  •  By 28 Days: History of hospital admission due to any cause
  •  By 6 Months: No back-and-forth sharing of sounds, smiles
  •  By 12 Months: Lack of response to name, No babbling, No pointing/showing/waving
  •  By 16 Months: No Single meaningful word
  •  By 24 Months: No meaningful two-word sentence/ imitate/repeating

Warning Sign for Teenage, Adolescents

  • Excessive Sleeping, beyond usual teenage fatigue, which could indicate depression
  • Loss of self-esteem
  • Abandonment/Loss of Interest in academic performance
  • Personality Change such as aggressiveness/excess anger

Some Concerning Behavior

  • Decrease in Enjoyment, time spent with friends & family
  • Strong Resistance to attend school/absenteeism
  • Problems with Memory & attention/concentration
  • Feelings of Hopelessness, Sadness, Anxiety, Crying often
  • Sees/Hears things that others do not

 We also deal with

► Cerebral palsy

► School phobia

► Low attention

► Slow learner

► Learning difficulties

► Behaviour problem

► Hyperactivity

► Anxiety disorder

► Pica

► Obsessive compulsive disorder

► Habit disorder

For Developmental Assessment of your child, please contact: Child Development Centre (CDC) Apollo Hospitals Dhaka

Child Development Centre
Phone:8431661-5, Ext. : 4301/ 5151
Appointment: 10678,  (02)-55037242

Activities

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Child Development Center (CDC) of Apollo Hospitals Dhaka has conducted scientific discussions in 3 schools of Dhaka City on the 17th, 18th and 19th of October, in order to promote awareness on school mental health as part of activities of the World Mental Health Day, 2016. The activities were as follows:

17th October: Awareness program at Ebenzer International School, Bashundhara.

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Psychologist and Dr. Farzana Islam, Specialist and Head of Child Development Center has highlighted on the clinical services of CDC on Child and Adolescent Mental Health which was attended by more than 100 participants (teachers and students) of the school.

18th October: Professional Development program for teachers at South Point school (Junior section), Banani branch was carried out. Dr. Farzana Islam and Tarana Anis, Child Psychologists have delivered an insightful presentation on “Management of Behavioral Problems in School Children”.

19th October: Professional Developmental Program for teachers (Senior section), South Point school, Banani branch was held. Topic of discussion was Management of Adolescents with Behavioral Problems.

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