Scope of Work
We manage all chronic childhood and adolescent neurological disorders including epilepsy, neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD), headache, movement disorders and neuromuscular disorders. Many neuropsychiatric disorders having overlapping presentation and we have included child psychiatry as one of our added focus. We have experts in endocrinology, speech language pathology, audiology, rehabilitation therapy (occupational, physio, speech and visual) and clinical as well as counselling psychologist for psycho-diagnostics and counselling.
Early diagnosis and aggressive, evidence based, integrated, multidisciplinary & comprehensive management forms the key to best outcome & is the essence of our service.
Epilepsy, migraine, movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, and a large number of genetic disorders leading to and developmental delay and regression constitute a major part of child neurology. Neurodevelopmental Disabilities like Autism (ASD), Cerebral Palsy (CP), Mental Retardation (MR), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Learning Disability (LD) add to the burden. We have included Hearing Impairment, Speech Delays and Cerebral Visual Impairment in the basket of services as they are often comorbid. Endocrinology is relevant in some cases.
Majority of childhood neurological disorders are chronic and have co-morbidities, needing multidisciplinary management. Most children not only need a highly specialized expert in child neurology to arrive at the correct diagnosis & offer treatment, but often need counseling to understand the disease, allay the fear and anxieties and boost the confidence and self-esteem; therapists to deal with comorbidities, psycho-educational services for academic and emotional management. This needs a team approach to ensure best outcome.
These services are often scattered and there is a huge unmet need. Gaps exist in the entire spectrum of healthcare facilities for these disorders ranging from defining and implementing prevention strategies as well as diagnosis and management.
There is little awareness about the existence of these diseases in the general population and more so about the possibility of excellent outcomes if intensive, aggressive but focused care is provided early.