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Artemis Special Children Center (ASCC)



ASCC is a collaboration of many to provide comprehensive care for children.

The focus of the department is trans-disciplinary approach which enables the

patients to avail the services of all the professionals concerned with pediatric

rehabilitation under one roof. These disciplines are:

•       Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

•       Speech Therapy

•       Clinical Psychology

•       Orthotics

ASCC is central to a specific network of health professionals who are dedicated to the treatment

of CP, such as:

•       Orthopedic surgeons

•       Pediatricians and Developmental Pediatricians

•       Neurologists

•       Visual Rehabilitation Specialists

•       Dieticians

•       Neurosurgeons

•       ENT specialists

•       Opthalmologists


The Hallmark

•       The hallmark of ASCC is early detection and
early intervention.

•       Early detection- the early pick up of delay
in a child’s development.

•       Early intervention- are the exercises given
to achieve near normal development

                        The earlier the detection, the better the intervention.


Goal of Treatment

The team aims to provide the best possible rehabilitation services

to ensure that each patient’s goals are achieved and with maximum potential.

When does a child need therapy?

•       Any adverse events before or during delivery

•       Any congenital problems or syndromes leading to delay in development

•       Delay in achieving head holding, crawling, walking etc

•       Signs of disturbances in movement either due to biomechanical constraints or neurological deficits

•       Asymmetrical performance of activities e.g. using one hand more than the other

•       Stiffness noted in hands or legs

•       Crossing of legs

•       Throwing of head backwards

•       Disturbed sleep patterns

•       Delay in achieving speech

•       Poor balance and co-ordination

•       Frequent falls

•       Feeding problems

•       No social smile

•       Refusal to approach or play with toys

•       Lack of communication

•       Writing problems

Attention deficits/ hyperactivity





What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy, also referred to as CP, is a term used to describe a group of

chronic conditions affecting body movement and muscle coordination. It is

caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually

occurring during fetal development; before, during, or shortly after birth; or

during infancy. Thus, these disorders are not caused by problems in the

muscles or nerves.

"Cerebral" refers to the brain and "palsy" to muscle weakness/poor control. It


•       Secondary conditions, such as muscle spasticity, can develop.

•       Non-communicable.

•       Is not a disease

•       Training and therapy can help improve function


Treatment options available for your child-

•       0 – 2 years – Neurodevelopmental Therapy

•       2 – 6 years – Neurodevelopmental Therapy/ Orthotics/ Botulinum Toxin

•       6 years and above – Neurodevelopmental Therapy/ Botulinum Toxin/ Surgery

What is Neurodevelopment Therapy

•       Advanced hands-on technique for examination and treatment of individuals with Cerebral Palsies and Development Delays etc.

•       Therapy is given by specialists who have had specific training in NDT

How it helps?

•       It is the best way to offer therapy to a child

•       Helps to reduce the intensity of spasticity

•       Modifies postural control  and improves function

•       Reduces the effect of fluctuating muscle tone

•       Improves the range and variety of movements