Currently only a small modest facility is in existence in Kelaniya which provides the only hope for intervention and support for the families of these children. This underfunded facility is unable to deal with the required need.
Here are some real stories of success resulting from the work done from the current small facility at the Kelaniya University.
“My child couldn’t sit, had delayed speech, used a limited number of words and had swallowing difficulties. At the Centre she received help from a speech therapist, occupational therapist and a physiotherapist. Within the first two-three weeks I observed a significant improvement and now she can sit and use some words. This clinic provides invaluable services.”
“My son didn’t talk, he didn’t look at us and he didn’t interact with us. Now he has skills which he didn’t have earlier. After attending to this clinic I have observed positive changes in my child. My child is referred to speech therapy and occupational therapy at this clinic and these services provide a huge support for my child.”
“My child had a poor academic performance. I received proper guidance to assist my child. After attending this clinic I observed a significant improvement in my child. At the school test my child scored more than 70% for most of the subjects”.
“I brought my child to this clinic since my child couldn’t speak and she has difficulties in walking. I would like to give my sincere thanks to this clinic since my child can talk now and now she walks without support.”