Department of Rehabilitation
The rehabilitation team at Al Jalila Children’s works collaboratively using a family-centred, evidence-based approach to enhance the level of care provided to children. Besides providing specialized inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programmes, our treatment plans are patient-centred and we work together with the family and patient in order to achieve success. The Rehabilitation Department at Al Jalila Children’s is manned by a multi-disciplinary team that includes highly trained professionals with a variety of skills.
Our Occupational Therapists apply specialist approaches and techniques to make the most of a child’s engagement, achievement and independence in all activities, including school, play, leisure and self-care skills, such as dressing. We understand the importance of child development and analyse why a child might not be showing improvement in various aspects of daily life. We support sensory processing and regulation for attention and concentration and we recommend adaptive equipment where necessary. We also place emphasis on fine motor and visual perceptual skills – essential for a child to achieve the scholastic skills required.
Speech and Language Therapists
The role of the Speech and Language Pathologist in the rehabilitation department is to assess, diagnose, and treat communication as well as feeding and swallowing disorders. We also advocate for practices to prevent communication and swallowing disorders, and educate the public about communication, feeding and swallowing disorders.
Physiotherapists are specialized in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired disorders/diseases. Treatments focus on improving gross motor skills, balance and coordination, as well as strength and endurance. They also offer cardiopulmonary physiotherapy which assists with optimizing respiratory function in children with acute or chronic chest conditions.
The Orthotist works collaboratively with other health-care professionals to provide integrated treatment. They evaluate, design, custom fit and manufacture all types of orthotics or braces. Orthotic services at Al Jalila Children’s address the needs of children and teenagers with conditions that require orthotic intervention.