Who do we need to meet if we want to take consultations from Khushi?
You will have to meet Ms. Reena Singh. She is a trained Occupational Therapist and the founder of Khushi Pediatric Therapy Centre and the owner of Khushi therapy centre.
How many types of assessments are required? Do I need to meet all different specialists before coming to Khushi?
At Khushi, we assess the child by parent interview, non-standardized evaluation and observation of behavior of your child. The experts at Khushi will guide you to get a formal assessment if they feel the need for it.
It is not compulsory to meet many specialists before starting therapies and depends on each child.
Generally, a Developmental Pediatrician or a Pediatric Neurologist refers the child or the patient for therapies. Sometimes the school counseling team can also suggest the child to go for therapies.
What all do I need to bring with me when I visit Khushi for the first consultation?
A copy of all the assessments which were done earlier and all the medical reports of the child.
A detailed history of child’s health background since the child was born.
If the child is referred by the school or if the child is in higher class and has problems in coping with academics, then it is required to bring the child’s school notebooks as well.
How do we take an appointment for consultations?
You can call on the centre numbers for Kandivali – +91 91674 78701 and Andheri – +91 98195 61468 and get an appointment.
How do we start with therapies at Khushi? What happens when we come for the first session to Khushi?
When you come for a first visit to us, it will be about taking history and understanding the needs of your child- the strengths and the challenges of your child.
We have a personal information form which you will be required to fill in before you meet with the therapist at Khushi. This form helps us to save time so that we can straightaway work with your child and start evaluation instead of taking the medical history and other personal information which can be filled in the form by you. However, if some points are missed out, then those need to be filled by the therapist during the session. Before your scheduled session, you can ask the admin to email the form to you which you can fill and get it along.
It is recommended that you arrive on time for the scheduled appointment. This is because a fixed time is allotted to you and the next time slot is allocated to the child after you. If you arrive late, we may not be able to accommodate you as the time pressure is created. Also, at least 45 minutes to an hour is needed to be able to evaluate and assess the child. When you arrive late, the assessment gets shorter which will affect the quality of treatment that we provide. And for us, the quality of treatment provided is of utmost importance. So, it will be great to see you at the time that you have been given the appointment.
You will be explained about the various approaches that your child will need at Khushi post the non-standardized evaluation and observation of your child.
If your child can understand all that we are talking and if we are going to be discussing concerns, then, it is preferred that both parents come. This will help because one parent can wait out with the child and engage him while the other can discuss concerns with us. We do not recommend discussing concerns in front of the child.
It will be wonderful if you can take an appointment when your child has slept well and eaten well. And at a time when he is in a fresh mood.
Also, it is important to make your child wear track pants and T-shirts for therapy instead of jeans and shirts. Jeans and shirts restrict the movement. This will mask the evaluation and may give wrong results.
Some evaluations cannot be done on a full stomach, so it is advisable that you take an appointment after at least an hour of lunch or breakfast.
After the assessment the coordinator of the Centre will get back to you with slots available for therapy prescribed. The coordinator will also clear any other doubts you have regarding starting therapy.
Who takes the therapy sessions?
Khushi Paediatric Therapy Centre has a team of well-trained professionals who are passionate about their work and treat the children with utmost care and love.
We have a team of Occupational therapist, physiotherapists, counsellors and special educators who will take therapy sessions according to the needs of the child. Our therapists and staff undergo frequent trainings and workshops to stay updated and provide cutting edge therapies.
What is the qualification of these therapists?
Occupational therapy sessions are generally taken by a qualified Physiotherapist or a qualified Occupational therapist. Behavioral Therapy sessions are taken by professionals who hold a degree in psychology or special education.
Are these therapists legally authorized to take therapy sessions?
Our physiotherapists and occupational therapists are registered with the Maharashtra State OTPT Council. They are also registered with the All India Occupational therapy association and All India Physiotherapy Association.
The special educators and counselors at our centre are registered with RCI.
Does Reena Singh also take therapy sessions?
Ms. Reena Singh evaluates the child and makes the therapy goals with the treating therapist and the parent.
Goals are reviewed after every 30 sessions/ one and a half month (whichever is earlier) with the therapist. New goals are made by Ms. Reena Singh, the treating therapist and the parent.
If the goals are met earlier, then an observation session is organized before 30 sessions with Reena Singh. These observation sessions of setting new goals are included in the regular fee structure of the therapy program.
If required, she does take few sessions (which are charged separately) for out station parents who cannot come to Khushi.
She also offers video sessions for parents for home program sessions.
What is Behavioral Therapy?
Behaviour Therapy is a behaviour modification program that deals with analyzing and modifying human behavior. At Khushi, we seek to increase desirable behavior and decrease undesirable behaviour. We use the technique which best suits the child so that their learning is accelerated and they are able to manage themselves more independently.
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