About our Children's Rehabilitation Center (CERC) Services

FSHN opened the doors to its Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) in 2013, to provide specialized treatment and care for children. Since then, our goal has always been to provide individualized assessments, treatments, and interventions for children, to enable them to live the most independent life possible regardless of their conditions.

Our team of pediatric specialists provides comprehensive therapy programs for babies, children and young adults across a number of areas. This includes physical therapy, hydrotherapy, speech pathology, counselling/behavior therapy and occupational therapy. Our treatment programs focus on setting specific and individualized goals to ensure that a child achieves their maximum level of function. We always strive to adhere to a “family-centric” approach, implementing the best treatment methods to ensure the child’s physical, emotional and mental health and wellness.

At CERC, we are fully aware that rehabilitative therapy can be overwhelming for a young child. Therefore, our specialists do their utmost to treat children with tender care and patience, working hard to make the therapy experience pleasant and fun for the child.

The Center offers one-to-one and group sessions, as well as complete assessments and treatments out of the center. We work with children, as well as their parents and caregivers, to evaluate and treat a broad range of complex needs and conditions.

Our range of treatments covers, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Developmental delays, including delayed walking, crawling and delays in speech development
  • Abnormal skeletal development, including spinal or extremity involvement (such as clubfoot, torticollis and hip pathology)
  • Neuromuscular diseases, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy
  • Neurological conditions, including cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury
  • Orthopedic conditions, such as arthrogryposis, scoliosis, kyphosis,
  • Traumatic injuries, such as those resulting from motor vehicle accidents
  • Sports injuries, such as joint trauma, or muscle and ligament tears
  • Post-operative rehabilitation and burns
  • Balance and coordination problems
  • Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Psychological concerns, including academic problems, anxiety and low mood
  • Attentional deficits and behavioral issues
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Speech difficulties, including articulation, phonation, fluency, resonance and voice
  • Language problems, including receptive and expressive language, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics; language processing, pre-literacy and phonological awareness
  • Fluency disorders
  • Feeding and swallowing difficulties in infants and children
  • Preterm infant health

Physiotherapy

Working towards improving a child’s balance, coordination, strength, range of motion, posture and alignment; through strengthening exercises, developmental activities and a range of movement exercises for functional independence.

Hydrotherapy

Using heat and the buoyancy of water to ease muscle pain and promote relaxation to help normal movement and function that would otherwise be impossible out of the water.  Exercise against the resistance of the water can improve muscle strength, co-ordination, endurance and balance, as well as improve blood circulation and reduce swelling.  The unique environment of a heated pool is a fantastic form of therapy for children of all ages, making it especially useful to develop functional skills and independence.

Occupational therapy

Working towards developing a child’s fine motor skills, coordination, sensory and perceptual motor processing, and cognitive functioning, as well as their everyday skills.

Speech-language therapy/pathology

Working towards developing a child’s overall communication skills, including the understanding and use of language, speech intelligibility (sound production, or articulation), fluency and speech patterns (phonation, resonance, pitch, intonation, voice); as well treating feeding and swallowing difficulties, and working to improve overall social communication skills.

Mental Health and Wellness

Working towards developing a child’s concentration skills, social skills and coping strategies through counselling and behavior modification. We also offer several screenings and assessments, including: autism screening, functional emotional assessment (FEA), applied behavior analysis (ABA), social, emotional and academic interventions, and support testing (IQ, ADHD/ADD, and learning difficulties). Our team also provides parenting support.

Contact Us

Address:

Amaia Residence, Floor 2, Building 7, Baghdad Street, Block 9, Salmiya, Kuwait P.O. Box: 24472, Safat 13015 Kuwait

Phone: +965 2572-0338 / 2572-1757

Fax: +965 2572 1677

Email: info@fshnkuwait.org

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