Early Intervention Of Devp Issues In Children A Key To Optimal Outcomes

ST Correspondent
Monday, 11 November 2019

“The challenge is that there aren’t enough facilities to address developmental problems and the demand far outnumbers the supply or the availability of such facilities,” said Dr Kadam.

PUNE: Early intervention of developmental issues in children will be a key to optimal outcomes, opined various experts during a Continuing Medical Education (CME) on developmental paediatrics organised by the Inamdar Multispeciality Hospital in association with Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP).

The ‘Roots to Wings’ child development centre at Inamdar Hospital was inaugurated by senior paediatrician Dr Archana Kadam during the conference. Dr Kadam said that the incidence of developmental problems is definitely on the rise. “Early years of life are important for lifelong development. Hence, it is important to intervene early which will be a key to optimal outcomes. Each child requires individual therapy as the needs are different. Paediatricians should also screen the parents and analyse the domain development of children which includes rollover, crawling, speaking etc,” said Dr Kadam.

She added that all these domains are interlinked and issue in one can affect the other. “The challenge is that there aren’t enough facilities to address developmental problems and the demand far outnumbers the supply or the availability of such facilities,” said Dr Kadam.

Consultant Paediatrician at Inamdar Hospital Dr Yogini Chidgopkar said that the centre will focus on holistic care of babies facing developmental issues. “As these babies have different needs, they need rehabilitation under many heads as in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychological counselling, remedial therapy etc. Parents have to run a lot for getting all those cares. This centre will address all the needs of such kid and bring some relief to the parents,” said Dr Chidgopkar.

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