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.

Occupational Therapists

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

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.

Orthotics

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.

 

 

Team

Naomi Keyser

Team Leader - Occupational Therapist

Tanja Bosch

Senior Occupational Therapist

Anjanet Liebenberg

Occupational Therapist

Karien van der Mescht

Occupational Therapist

Jean Maher

Occupational Therapist

Zulfiquar Ali

Occupational Therapist

Katy Prudhomme du Hancourt

Occupational Therapist

Susan Morrison

Occupational Therapist

Haneen Salim

Occupational Therapist

Annemie du Plessis

Senior Physiotherapist

Tammilee Pike

Physiotherapist

Noleen de Jager

Physiotherapist

Caryn Campbell

Physiotherapist

Ahmed Elgendy

Physiotherapist

Eurose Majadas

Physiotherapist

Vaishnavi shetty

Physiotherapist

Manoj Chevari

Physiotherapist

Sunil Prem Shankar

Physiotherapist

Georgia Bruce-Jones

Physiotherapist

Mpho Monese

Speech and Language Pathologist

Syed Irtaza Amir Hassan Kazmi

Orthotist

Mick Paolo Emplica Abaya

Rehabilitation Aide

Hanin Omar

Speech and Language Pathologist

Tiffy George Roy

Speech and Language Therapist

Karen Golightly

Speech and Language Pathologist

Sara Elmenoufy

Speech and Language Therapist

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