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Child Development Centre

Child Development Centre ( CDC ) is a specialised one-stop centre within ParkCity Medical Centre ( PMC ) providing holistic services to accurately assess and intervene children with special needs . CDC ’ s highly specialised medical and allied health professionals aim to provide a co-ordinated multidisciplinary team approach and family-centred . In addition , CDC is also to provide continuous psycho-emotional and psychoeducational support to parents / caregivers / family members of children with special needs .

Our primary multidisciplinary team consist of developmental paediatrician , clinical psychologist , speech-language pathologist , occupational therapist , audiologist , physiotherapist , dietician , and optometrist . We work cohesively to monitor children ’ s progress with the dedicated medical and allied health professionals . In order to enhance the public awareness , CDC conducts events to promote inclusivity of children with special needs in daily life activities and communities .
Main services provided by various allied health professionals in CDC :
Clinical Psychology Clinical psychologist assesses , diagnoses , and intervenes to assist child to obtain their optimum abilities , as well as guiding parents to help the child . Clinical psychologist assesses a child ’ s condition through few approaches such as diagnostic interviewing the parents / care-takers behavioural assessment and interpretation of psychological testing . Intervention plans carried out based on child ’ s condition and needs .
Besides assessment , clinical psychologist does involve in training and supervision , as well as researchbased practice related to mental and behavioural health care for individuals , couples , and families .
Occupational Therapy Occupational therapist helps child to participate and perform their age-appropriate occupations that they
find challenging by addressing their sensory , social , behavioural , motor skills , or environmental issues in order to build their independence and increase their self�confidence .
The occupational therapy promotes independence and participation , through evaluating and addressing a child ’ s development , abilities , skills and needs , followed by improving the child ’ s ability to perform occupations .
Speech Language Therapy Speech language therapy provides a diagnostic and comprehensive speech and language assessment and intervention for children with speech , language , social communication difficulties and based on the results to develop an individualised speech therapy program that meets the child ’ s needs .
In summary , PMC CDC is a ONE-stop Centre providing comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment and intervention for children with special needs and provide effective support to their families .
The occupational therapy promotes independence and participation , through evaluating and addressing a child ’ s development , abilities , skills and needs , followed by improving the child ’ s ability to perform occupations .
Therapy Room PMC CDC ’ s Multidisciplinary Team
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