The Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Division offers comprehensive consultation, evaluation and treatment for children, (birth to age 18yrs), with developmental and behavioral problems. It also provides Well Baby Clinics and developmental assessments of well babies to enhance early detection of any physical or behavioral problems.
Sunrise Hospital is the first hospital in Kerala to have the Development and Behavioral Pediatrics Department.
Key to this success:
ABCD Program(Assuring Brighter Child Development) which is based on 'Early Detection and Early Intervention'.
Special Protocol for Autism treatment, which is comprehensive and includes Medicines, Diet modification, Megavitamin therapy, Chelation therapy for heavy metal detoxification, Nutritional therapy, Speech and communication, Sensory integration therapy, Special education, Family counseling, Library facilities and Parent support group.
At Sunrise Hospital, We provide:
A multidisciplinary team with a developmental pediatrician who works with many other specialists like neonatologist, psychologist, neurologist, psychiatrist, developmental therapist, pediatric social worker, occupational therapist, physical therapist and speech therapists.
Coordinated care - We work closely with the family, the child's primary care physician and, whenever appropriate, school and community health resources.
Support at school level- Interact with child's teachers and staff for concessions and considerations.
In every case, our goal is to help the child in the process of physical, mental and social development from infancy to young adulthood and reach his or her full potential.
Dr Neena Shilen completed her MBBS and MD Pediatrics with top honors from Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Raipur, in 1994. Immediately she got appointed as Trainee in Neonatology Department, PVS Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, After completing the training, she was appointed Consultant Pediatrician, and had worked at various hospitals and also as Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at ACME Medical College, Kannur, Kerala, She had to take up the role of the Head of the Department of pediatrics during the development phase of medical college. She was Involved in all areas of managing a 10-member Pediatrics department including clinical and administrative disciplines. Took the lead role in structuring and planning Pediatric department and Neonatology unit,
Postgraduate Medical Education includes Residency in Pediatrics, at Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC , which is one of best 10 Children's hospital in U.S.A., which was also awarded the 'Most wired hospital in U .S.A' Residency was continued at Crozer Chester Medical Center, Delaware, which was affiliated to Children's hospital of Philadelphia, ranked Best Children's hospital in U.S.A since a number of years. Fellowship Training in Developmental Pediatrics, West Virginia, U.S.A.
Residency in Pediatrics in India was completed at Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur, India.
Dr, Neena has presented papers at International, National and State level conferences. She also has scientific paper publications in U.S, London and India.
Currently doing research on autism revovery with early detection.
West syndrome associations with autism.
Effects of media exposure in children.
Language Fluency - English, Malayalam, Hindi
Hobbies & Interests - Listening to music, story writing, poetry, reading, debating, cooking, and creative art.
" Every human being is born with a set of strengths and weaknesses: every person has potential. What happens to that potential depends largely on experience. Childhood is the most vulnerable period of human development, and by far the most influential. If the experiences of children support healthy development, they will be more likely to fulfill their potential as adults."
We care for you. Let's join hands to help every child become a shining star! ***