MJF Kids

The Centre is the first to introduce hydrotherapy in Sri Lanka, additionally it carries out the following Specialized services

The Centre is the first to introduce hydrotherapy in Sri Lanka, additionally it carries out the following Specialized services

Special Education programme using normal curriculum and Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) for Children with Cerebral Palsy - 8 Class rooms

Bobath Therapy with Mr. Rajkaran Mahendran, Certified Pediatric Bobath Therapist - (only available at this Centre).

Bobath Pediatric therapy is internationally recognised as being an effective therapy for children with all types of cerebral palsy, regardless of their accompanying disabilities or age. The Bobath Concept analyses the specific difficulties a child has in participating in ordinary activities; finding practical solutions that can be incorporated into everyday life.

Conductive Education - Conductive Education, or CE, is an educational system, based on the work of Hungarian Professor András PetÅ‘, that has been specifically developed for children and adults who have motor disorders of neurological origin such as cerebral palsy.

The goals of conductive education include assisting children in developing maximized orthofunction (the ability to conduct activities of daily living, such as dressing, eating, and self-care). The program also seeks to develop maximal independence in school, the community at large, and the workforce using minimal or no adaptive equipment. This program especially targets children under age six for maximal potential impact.

Physio, Speech and Occupational therapy - Fully equipped rehabilitation services available with qualified Therapists.

Whole body Vibration therapy (WBVT) - to improve spasticity, bone density, muscle strength and coordination.

Dysphagia management for children with swallowing difficulties - The goals of dysphagia treatment are to maintain adequate nutritional intake for the children and to maximize airway protection.

Suit Therapy - - A very holistic approach to treatment of individuals with neurological disorders like Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delays, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Autism and other conditions which affect a child’s motor and or cognitive functions.

Hippo therapy - - using Hippo therapy unit - The movements of the horse riding help the child's posture, balance, coordination, strength and sensorimotor systems.

Hydro therapy (Aquatic therapy) with trained Aquatic therapist in a wheelchair accessible and heated pool.

Advanced Gait training using Unweighing Support System.

Sensory garden and inclusive play area with a wheelchair swing and a wheelchair merry go round (first time in Sri Lanka).

Snoezelen room - multi sensory environment environment to enhance the sensory integration.

Speaking at the inauguration, Dilhan C. Fernando, the son of Dilmah Founder Merrill J. Fernando emphasised the need to change the mindset in Sri Lanka to allow children with developmental disability to achieve their potential.

“There is a very unfair stigma associated with these conditions. People who are different are considered disabled. We want to overcome that. These kids may be different but they are absolutely not disabled, unless we treat them as such. In Sri Lanka there is a terrible dearth of information on these conditions and the efforts of the NCCPDD is to address that gap and make them engaged members of society,” he added.

Through the global network of Dilmah, MJFCF expects to bring best practices and expertise from around the world to the NCCPDD to train the professionals.