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    Slow Motor Development and Hearing problem

    Dear All,
    I have a 1 year old baby boy who seems to be slow in his motor development. He just learned to crawl with his belly down and only for a short distance, also he is not able to sit stably for long. I am kinda concern about this. Can anyone advise me any therapy centers (private or public) or good paediatricians in HK can help on this. We just moved to HK thus not really sure what kind of help can we get here (especially public services)?
    BTW, the hearing test results for my son also slightly higher than normal (he has a minor cleft palate but already done with surgery). Will this affect his speech capability? Any speech therapy can recommend?
    Thanks!

    From a very concern mom

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    where did you deliver? i heard the Matilda has a good baby clinic. in any case, you need to find a good ped for your child. i also recommend Dr. Thondup. if you go to a good ped, i'm sure, he/she can help you.

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    once you have a HKID card, then you can use the public services virtually free of charge, however i'm not sure what the wait is like.

    i know they usually have a developmental test around 6 months. then i think there is another at 12 or 18 months...can't quite remember.

    if they find that there is a problem, they will refer you to specialists.

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    I would recommend you seeing a physical therapist specializing in pediatrics: Physiokids at Physiocentral, Liesbeth Krebbers, 2801 4801. Mobile: 9095 9729.
    Last edited by elane; 11-02-2007 at 10:50 AM. Reason: mispelling

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    Thank you! I will try the Physiokids first. Do you know how much they charge?

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    Liesbeth @ physiokids charge HK$850/hour

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    You could try the Child Development Centre at the Matilda. Here's a link to their info: http://www.cdchk.org/. The website has info on their baby assessment including the cost.

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    Lisbeth at Physiokids is v good. She has a waiting list. Ask her for help in sensory integration. She is also a Samonas therapist.

    Seems like your child may have physiological as well as neurological development problem. Traditional paedetrician may not be able to get to the roots and help.

    Early intervention is definitely beneficial.

    Read up on these websites and if you are interested to know more, pls pm me.

    www.familyhopecenter.org
    www.handle.org
    www.samonas.com
    www.ochslabs.com

    Good luck

    Rgds

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