Federal Bank ties up with SCTIMST to set up Cognitive Rehab Centre for Children


Kochi: Federal Bank Hormis Memorial Foundation and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) in Thiruvananthapuram have entered into an agreement for establishing a ‘Comprehensive Centre for Cognitive Rehabilitation of Children with Neuro Developmental Disorders.’

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Dr. Asha Kishore, Director, SCTIMST and Raju Hormis, Head, CSR, Federal Bank at a function held at SCTIMST recently.

SCTIMST is an Institute of National Importance under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and has the unique mandate of linking clinical medicine with technological innovations. Federal Bank Hormis Memorial Foundation is a public charitable trust created and managed by The Federal Bank Limited. It has been in the forefront in providing financial support to many endeavors for children with special needs. This joint venture with SCTIMST is yet another instance of their enduring commitment towards the welfare of children.

The Centre would cater to the medical and rehabilitative needs of children with various neuro-developmental disorders like autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorders, cerebral palsy and dyslexia.

A multidisciplinary team involving pediatric neurologist, speech language pathologists, child psychologists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists will be available for these children through this state-of-the-art facility. This collaborative venture will not only provide comprehensive services to children with neurodevelopmental disorders, but will also foster academic and research activities in this field. Early intervention and parental counseling of children with special needs are the key aspects of this Centre.