Medical Therapeutic Services Department

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This department provides medical and rehabilitation services to Al Shafallah affiliates as follows :

1. ​​Medical Services Section

Includes clinics , pharmacy and nutrition unit , in addition to :

  • Medical examination of Al Shafallah affiliates and preparing their medical files
  • Overseeing personal hygiene
  • Following up chronic medical conditions ,such as diabetes​
  • Providing regular vaccinations
  • Conducting regular screening of eyesight and teeth
  • Laboratory tests that help in directly uncovering bodily illnesses
  • Following up and treating urgent cases ( cramps and asthma)
  • Special examinations of certain cases ( Down Syndrome)
  • Referring some medical cases to specialized clinics

A nutrition unit is attached to the medical services section . That unit is responsible for overseeing the growth of Al Shafallah boys and girls and providing them with meals that fit their ages and diagnostics. A nutrition specialist oversees the natural growth process of these boys and girls . and sets treatment plans in accordance with the needs of different cases. The unit coordinates efforts with parents for implementing the treatment program at home , as well conducts regular follow up.

2. Rehabilitation Services Section

The rehabilitation team determines the types of disability , their severity and causes. The team involves the children and their families in the therapy sessions and integrates treatment plans in the children’s daily life in order to create new skills and enhance the level of existing skills.

The following units are attached to this section:

  • Physiotherapy Unit
  • Occupational therapy unit
  • Speech and language therapy unit

The Rehabilitation team is supported by the following committees:

A) Dietitians /specialist committee concerned with determining the ability of a child to eat by himself, then setting a comprehensive treatment plan for achieving identified goals, also work with Feeding committee .

B) Seating committee who assesses wheelchairs and other specialized assisting technologies in order to provide the best choices for each individual case.

C) ​Assistive technology committee who integrates technological means for developing skills and enhancing communication capacities towards achieving full societal integration