What we focus on
Neuro Adult Care
If you have an adult with special needs, you are not alone.
Here are some of the special health care needs or developmental disabilities that occur among children birth through 3:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Behaviour Disorders
- Cleft Lip and Palate
- Cerebral Palsy
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Down syndrome
- Hearing Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Seizure Disorders
- Vision Impairment
- Spina Bifida
- Substance-Exposed Infants
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
The role of the iHriday professional therapists in different conditions:
Our rehabilitation care programs designed by our professional therapist can assist your loved one in working on their coordination, gross motor movements and motor planning. Paediatric neurological physiotherapists can work in a trans disciplinary manner to not only improve physical function, but also integrate behaviour management and reinforce positive language and socialisation skills.
With skills in changing motor behaviour, muscle tone and optimising for function, neurological physiotherapists can provide a wealth of knowledge in helping people with cerebral palsy navigate the appropriate services as well as provide direct therapy for specific goal achievement. This may be in the form of intensive therapy or educating carers to provide therapy support for meaningful activities. Our cerebral palsy physiotherapy services can also be tailored to your unique needs.
One of the most challenging things in working with people with intellectual disability is ensuring that they understand and have choice about the way in which they receive therapy supports, as too often this is ignored or not considered.
Developmental delay is a term used to describe when an infant or child is delayed in one or more areas compared to a range of normal development. The areas include fine motor skills, gross motor skills, speech and language, cognitive/ intellectual, social and emotional development. Developmental delay can be transient or persistent.
What our skilled therapists can offer:
- Take a family-cantered approach that is goal-focused and targeted
- Adopt a flexible communication manner to best match the adult’s behavioural responses
- Design of a personalised neurological rehabilitation program that is holistic and considers the 24 hour routine
- Provide hands-on treatment (when appropriate and tolerated) to teach your adult how to move better or more efficiently
- Provide advice on motor and visuospatial skill development and take home programs to develop them further
- Liaise with your adult’s network (e.g. kindergarten, school, other therapists) as appropriate
- Deeply understand the individual’s movement difficulties
- Assess the complexity of posture and functional abilities, and how to promote greater participation and long term health
- A consultation to understand what the person with an intellectual disability is looking to achieve or maintain
- An assessment of their medical history and functional ability
- Critical analysis of their movement preferences and postural control
- Education on areas that are likely to improve and what steps can be taken