FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Q1 :Why does a child needs Occupational therapy?
Ans :At times, you may notice that a child is having a hard time to perform activities on a               daily basis or a child has issues with learning and attention. Occupational therapy can             help a child to develop these deficits.
Q2 :How can Occupational therapy helps a child?
Ans :Occupational therapy uses different activities, strategies and exercises prepared by an             experienced therapist to assist kids develop the skills they needed to help them                     become more independent.
Q3 :What does an occupational therapist do to improve a child's condition?
Ans :An occupational therapist assesses child's strengths and weaknesses then from there,             she/he will make an individualized program to cater the needs of a child.
Q4 :Is there a difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy?
Ans :Yes, occupational therapy focuses on the development of activities of daily living,                   coordination, focus and skills while physical therapy deals with pain, strength and                   endurance.


PYHSIOTHERAPY
Q1 :What is Paediatric Physiotherapy?
Ans :
Physiotherapy aims to help and treat children and young people with physical                         problems as well as providing support to their families and caregivers.
           Physiotherapists support and young people who have difficulty with movement and                   treat short and long-term conditions that impact on physical development, activity                 and their ability to participate in play, learning and socializing.
           Following an assessment, physiotherapy programmes are advised in collaboration with             both the child/young person and their family/caregiver.  Treatment is incorporated                 into simple everyday activities.  Advice and training are provided so that the family                 can help and encourage the child to practice their physiotherapy programmes.
Q2 :Do you have licensed professional for providing treatment?
Ans :Yes, we do have licensed professional registered under DOH.
Q3 :How to book an appointment?
Ans :You can book an appointment through phone, email, whatsapp or through our website.
Q4 :How long will be the treatment time?
Ans :Approximately 45 minutes, it varies between child to child.
Q5 :Do you have hydrotherapy? 
Ans :Yes, we do have hydro physiotherapy.  We are the only center in UAE who have                         this hydrophysio for paediatric.
Q6 :What are the documents do I need to carry when I come?
Ans :
A valid ID.                                                                                                                           Insurance information Thiqa Card.                                                                                         Referral Letter (if required).                                                                                                 Reports, X-rays, MRI’s, CT scans etc. and any other relevant information.                                 List of medications (if any).
Q7 :How can I cancel or reschedule my appointment?
Ans :Telephone the office during business hours and allow at least 1 days’ notice so that we             can offer your appointment time to patients on our waiting list..
Q8 :Who are all your client?
Ans :We provide physiotherapy assessment and treatment for a wide range of pediatric                   conditions and injuries including sports injuries, muscles and joint problems,                           orthopaedic conditions and neurological conditions, developmental delay and                           developmental disorders. Sensory Perception disorders, Autistic spectrum disorders,               Acquired brain injuries, birth injuries and complex trauma. We may also treat children             with long term and complex needs who may require ongoing rehabilitation.
Q9 :What happens in the initial and follow up treatment sessions and how long do they                   last?
Ans :The initial appointment will include a discussion between the Physiotherapist, parents             and the child of their current difficulties, any past medical problems and depending on             the nature of the problem, their early development and birth.

           A physical therapy assessment will then be completed of the child which may include               range of movement, their muscle strength and their functional abilities. Depending on             the age of the child, the assessment will be tailored to make it as fun and enjoyable               for the child as possible.

Q10 :
What should my child wear?
Ans :Your child can wear whatever they are comfortable in for the discussion part of the                 session, however we do request that they bring shorts and/or a vest to wear so that                 we are able to see the area of the body we are assessing for the physical assessment.             For babies, it can be helpful to assess in their nappies. You will always be present                   during any periods of time when your child may be partially undressed and we will                   endeavour to make you and your child as comfortable as possible at all times.
Q11 :What happens if Physiotherapy can’t help my child?
Ans :If your condition is not improving after a certain number of sessions deemed                           acceptable by your therapist, we will refer you to your G.P. for further investigations               such as an X-Ray, MRI, blood tests etc. We work very closely with some of the best                 consultants, GP’s and surgeons in the area so we can always help to put you in front               of  the correct professional and help with your condition.
Q12 :Can my child give consent for their own treatment?
Ans : 
Only the parent/legal guardian of the child can provide consent and the                                   Physiotherapist must be advised in advance if someone else e.g. a grandparent, will be             bringing the child to an appointment.

           Any child over the age of 14 who is deemed competent by the Physiotherapist can                   provide and withdraw consent to treatment. Any child who is under 16 must be                       accompanied to all appointments.

Q13 :What is your working hour?
Ans :Saturday to Thursday. Day time and Evening.
Q14 :How much cost will be for a session?
Ans :It depends upon the treatment time your child required. It will be discussed at the                   time of appointment before treatment starts.
Q15 :Will the session cost will be cover under insurance?
Ans :Yes, it will be covered.
Q16 :Do I need referral?
Ans :
You can refer your child directly for assessment and treatment.

           If you are using your insurance card to cover cost of sessions, the insurance company             will ask to see your own GP first to obtain a referral letter, before they will authorize               your treatment and cover your costs. We also accept referral from GPs, Consultants                 and Case Managers.

 

SPEECH THERAPY
Q1 :How will I know if my child needs speech therapy?
Ans :When a child has trouble in speaking or expressing and when a child has problems in               understanding or receiving the language.
Q2 :What are the benefits a child can get from speech therapy?
Ans :Speech therapy can help the child to speak more clearly developing the child's                         confidence. It helps a child to develop his social skills and express his emotions.
Q3 :When can I expect a result or change in my child's speech from this therapy?
Ans :Speech therapy is not a quick fix, this may take months to years depending on your                 child's needs. Little by little, there will probably be an improvement in your child's                   speech.
Q4 :As a parent, how can I help my child to develop his or her speech?
Ans :Speech therapists prepare activities to let you and your child practice at home to                   enhance and reinforce child's learning.

 

OCCUPATIONAL AND SPEECH THERAPY
Q1 :What should I do if I noticed that my child has developmental delay or has a problem with speech?
Ans :Let your child be checked by a doctor or specialist. You may also contact ABILITY PEDIATRICS REHABILITATION for referrals and for occupational and speech therapy services.
Q2 :When can a child start to have his/her occupational and/or speech therapy?
Ans :It is most beneficial when a child starts occupational and/or speech therapy at an early age.