Comprehensive Care Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CCCND)

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The Pediatric Neurology subdivision of the Department of Neurology is involved in the management of childhood neurological disorders. Children with autoimmune, neurometabolic, neurogenetic, neuromuscular and neurodevelopmental disorders are managed in this section. An interdisciplinary team of speech and language pathologist, occupational therapist, psychologist, physiotherapist and social worker are available for the neurodevelopmental assessment and rehabilitation. The services are organised into outpatient and inpatient care. The general neurology out patient clinics on Friday is dedicated to the pediatric neurology patients.

Comprehensive Care Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CCCND) is a separate centre for evaluation and management of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. CCCND was inaugurated on 8th August, 2017 and was established with the support of the Federal Bank Ltd.
Inauguration of CCCND.
Sensory integration unit and pediatric physiotherapy unit are part of CCCND for providing therapy for sensory issues and motor impairment respectively
Sensory integration unit
Sensory integration unit
Pediatric physiotherapy unit
Pediatric physiotherapy unit
Interdisciplinary team consisting of speech and language therapist, occupational therapist, psychologist, physiotherapist and medical social worker for providing assessments and rehabilitative services
Specialty clinic for children with neurodevelopmental disorders is conducted on first and third Saturday of every month.
Dr. Asha Kishore, Director, SCTIMST inaugurating Autism Clinic
Research Projects
Functional neuroimaging studies in autism spectrum disorder
Barriers in implementing home training programs for autism spectrum disorders
Clinical outcome, literacy skills and academic achievement in autism spectrum disorder: a prospective cohort study.
Recent Publications
  1. George J, Sandhya P, Sajitha KV, Sundaram S. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - A rare clinical presentation of L-2 ‑hydroxyglutaric aciduria. BMJ Case Rep 2021;14:e244038. doi:10.1136/bcr-2021- 244038
  2. Ramanan S, Sundaram S, Gopalakrishnan A, Anija DV, Sandhya P, Jose DS, Baruah SD, Menon S, Dharan BS. Intermediate-term neurodevelopmental outcomes and quality of life after arterial switch operation beyond early neonatal period. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Jun 21:ezab223. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezab223.
  3. Tandon V, Lotlikar RS, Nair SS, Sekar S, Sundaram S. Skeletal complications in congenital insensitivity to pain and anhidrosis: a problem to reckon with. Neurol Sci. 2021 Jul;42(7):3023-3026. doi: 10.1007/s10072-021-05181-7.
  4. Sudhakar K, Bejoy T, Menon R, Nair M, Nair SS, Sundaram S. CErebral dysgenesis, neuropathy, ichthyosis, and keratoderma (CEDNIK) syndrome with brain stem malformation. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, published ahead of print. 2020 DOI: 10.4103/aian.AIAN_673_20
  5. Karunakaran S, Menon RN, Nair SS, Santhakumar S, Nair M, Sundaram S. Clinical and Genetic Profile of Autism Spectrum Disorder-Epilepsy (ASD-E) Phenotype: Two Sides of the Same Coin! Clin EEG Neurosci. 2020 Nov;51(6):390-398. doi: 10.1177/1550059420909673.
  6. Nambiar PN, Kumar S S, Menon R, Nair SS, Madhavilatha GK, Sundaram S. Horizontal gaze palsy and progressive scoliosis-a tale of two siblings with ROBO3 mutation. Ophthalmic Genet. 2020;41(1):99‐100. doi:10.1080/13816810.2020.1727537
  7. Vinayagamani S, Nair SS, Sundaram S. Teaching NeuroImages: Hypomyelinating leukodystrophy with generalized dystonia. Neurology. 2020 Jan 21;94(3):e335-e336. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000008827.
  8. Vedartham V, Sundaram S, Nair SS, Ganapathy A, Mannan A, Menon R. Homozygous sequestosome 1 (SQSTM1) mutation: a rare cause for childhood-onset progressive cerebellar ataxia with vertical gaze palsy. Ophthalmic Genet. 2019 Aug;40(4):376-379. doi: 10.1080/13816810.2019.1666414.
  9. Nanda S, Tandon V Menon R, Soumya S, Nair M. Clinico-Genotypic Correlation: Recurrent Attacks of Paralysis and Skeletal Muscle SCN4A Mutation (p.Ile693Thr).Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease. 2019;21(1):42-46
  10. Raina A, Nair SS, Nagesh C, Thomas B, Nair M, Sundaram S. Electroneurography and advanced neuroimaging profile in pediatric-onset metachromatic leukodystrophy. J Pediatr Neurosci 2019;14:70-5. Doi: 10.4103/jpn.JPN_155_18
  11. Sundaram S, Nair M, Namboodhiri S, Menon RN. Mitochondrial acetoacetyl-CoA thiolase enzyme deficiency in a 9-month old boy: Atypical urinary metabolic profile with a novel homozygous mutation in ACAT1 gene. Neurol India. 2018; 66(6):1802-1804. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.246264.
  12. Sivadasan S, Vinayagamani S, Sundaram S. Teaching NeuroImages: Imaging in metabolic leukoencephalopathy, L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria.Neurology. 2018 Oct 16;91(16):e1549-e1550. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000006362.
  • Ms. Lincy Philip
    Occupational therapist
  • Ms. Sandhya P
    Clinical Psychologist
  • Ms. Sajitha K.V
    Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Rekha M
    Junior Social Worker
  • Ajina Khan R
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