The term “Intensive Therapy” refers to programs that involve intensive therapy sessions for a certain period of time. A child receiving a standard treatment model might receive hourly physical, speech, and occupational therapy 5 days a week for 3 weeks, but those receiving intensive treatment might receive an hour of each discipline 5 days a week for 3 weeks.
Physiotherapy is predominantly the focus of our intensive blocks, but we at Hope AMC Center in Dubai often include sessions from other disciplines, such as speech and occupational therapy.
As part of our Intensive Therapy program, your child will have the opportunity to investigate their habitual thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, basic beliefs, and problematic behaviors in a focused and in-depth way.
How Does Intensive Therapy Work?
To put it simply, intensive treatment refers to any type of therapy that occurs frequently and for a short period of time. Under the intensive approach, children are exposed to hundreds, if not thousands, of repetitions of certain exercises, developmental movements, and/or functional abilities very quickly.
Neuroplasticity (pathways to the brain = ability to learn!) underlies intensive therapy. Because of the high number of repetitions, these pathways are formed faster and can be more solid.
With intensive therapy blocks, children can reach milestones or achieve goals quickly, and newly learned skills should be easier to transfer to their home environment. Both stand-alone therapy and regular weekly therapy can be conducted – you can see results either way!
The intensive blocks are intense! All the hard work is worth it when you see the results! So, it is important to ask the following questions when considering an intensive therapy for autism Dubai:
- Can you tell me about your goal(s)?
- What is the maximum amount of time your child can tolerate therapy?
- Is this type of therapy covered by your funding plan?
We offer Intensive Paediatric Therapy Programs that will help your child come out with a new better version. Our programs are tailored to your child’s age (starting at 12 months), diagnosis, and therapy goals.
In order to meet the needs of your child, we customize our therapy. Our recommendation for optimal results is a 3-week program of 3-4 hours a day for 45+ hours. As we understand the commitments and needs of families, we offer flexible durations.
Is Your Child a Good Candidate for an Intensive Therapy Program?
These are the conditions we treat in children:
Cerebral Palsy, developmental delays, strokes, muscle tone disorders, spinal cord injuries, and Spina Bifida are among the neurological conditions we treat.
- ASD / ADHD / ODD
- Genetic disorders, including Down Syndrome
- Global Development Delay
- Behavioral, social, and/or language delays.
- Post-op rehabilitation e.g. botox, Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR).
How Can Hope AMC Help?
There is no doubt that Hope AMC is one of the top pediatric rehabilitation centers in the UAE applying an innovative approach to neurological development. Our intensive therapy programs for autism and other conditions are highly advanced. Compared to traditional therapy, our therapy program produces faster and more effective results.
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