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Pediatrics

Children's Early Intervention

Emirates Rehab and Homecare early intervention programs are for children of all ages with developmental delays, neurological disorders and autism.

The first step is to complete a comprehensive evaluation of the child's cognitive, language, motor and social development skills. This should be conducted by a physician. The treatment plan will identify areas of intervention.

Emirates Rehab and Homecare believes that a combination of approaches is the most effective way to treat and assure patients of benefit. The nature of developmental delays and behavior combinations are complex.

Our therapies will include physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech language therapy. For pediatric cases, our programs are conducted on a 1-to-1 (educator to child) ratio.

We can help with the following conditions:

Cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, down syndrome, autism, broken bones / orthopedic injuries, speech & language disorders, developmental delays, congenital disorders (present from birth), attention hyperactivity disorder

In addition to treatment and instruction, our interventions focus on the child's interests, using extensive visuals (both Arabic & English).

In our programs, it is our wish that every child experiences individual growth, educational activities and develops independence.

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapy is particularly useful to detect health problems early and utilizes a range of modals to treat children.

Emirates Rehab and Homecare specializes in congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal and / or acquired disorders.

Our therapists will assess your child’s development, movement, strength and balance to create a structured program.

We can also provide pediatric rehabilitation for babies with neurological conditions and difficulty with physical development (i.e. mobility, muscle strength, range of movement, balance, etc).

Children with developmental problems may have difficulty reaching expected mental and physical growth milestones. These developmental milestones are common tasks that most children achieve, learn and develop based on specific age ranges. This can include head control, rolling, crawling, walking and talking.

Our therapists will work on all of the following with your child:

  • Stretching
  • Strengthening (lower extremities and trunk muscles)
  • Re-educating normal movement patterns
  • Balance Training
  • Improving ability to stand and quality of walking
  • Milestone development
  • Working on fine and gross motor skills
  • Motor planning

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Some people may think occupational therapy is only for adults as kids do not have occupations. However, a child’s job is to play and learn!

In this therapy, an occupational therapist will evaluate a child’s school performance and daily activities. They will then compare this to what is developmentally appropriate for the age group.

Our occupational therapists work with developmental conditions, sensory regulation, autism, fine & motor developmental delays.

Occupational therapy can improve cognitive skills, motor skills, enhance self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.

Pediatric occupational therapy benefits may include the following:

  • Help kids work on fine motor skills so they can grasp and release toys. Also, this is especially important for developing handwriting skills
  • Address hand-eye coordination to improve a child’s play skills (i.e. hitting a target, batting a ball, copying from a blackboard, etc)
  • Help kids with severe developmental delays to learn basic tasks such as bathing, getting dressed, brushing their teeth, eating, etc
  • Help kids with behavioral disorders to learn appropriate anger-management techniques (i.e. instead of hitting others or acting out, using positive ways to deal with anger – writing about feelings /  participating in physical activity)
  • Teach kids with physical disabilities about coordination skills related to eating, using a computer, etc
  • Evaluate a child’s need for specialized equipment such as wheelchairs, splints or communication aids
  • Work with kids who have sensory or attention issues to improve focus and social skills