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Our Doctors

We have some of the best specialists from around the world, they bring years of experience and offer evidence-based treatment to ensure the best care for you.

Advanced Technology & Facilities

Well equipped with the latest medical equipment, modern technology & infrastructure, Aster Hospital is one of the best hospitals in India.

Comprehensive Care

We offer specialised treatment for children with conditions including:

  • Headache
  • Epilepsy
  • Movement disorders
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Stroke
  • Mitochondrial and metabolic disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Neurodevelopmental disabilities - Like Autism and ADHD
  • Sleep disorders
  • Brain tumors and conditions requiring surgery
  • Genetic neurological disorders and rare brain diseases
  • Neonatal neurological conditions, even in high-risk newborns
Expert Team

The Aster KIND team comprises experts from various subspecialties who with a multidisciplinary approach to provide optimal, evidence-based to children.

  • Paediatric Neurologist
  • Developmental Paediatrician
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Neuroradiologist
  • Neuro Ophthalmologist
  • Neuro Oncologist
  • Child Psychiatrist
  • Child Psychologist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Developmental Therapist
  • Speech and language pathologist
  • Play therapist
  • Special educators
  • Dietician
  • Social workers
Specialty Clinics & Programmes
  • Neurocritical care and trauma center
  • Childhood Stroke Program
  • Epilepsy clinic
  • Ketogenic Diet Clinic
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic
  • Neurofibromatosis Clinic
  • Neuromuscular clinic
  • Headache Clinic
  • High-risk baby follow up clinic
  • Child guidance clinic (ADHD, LD)
  • Autism clinic
  • Cerebral palsy clinic
Clinical Support Services
  • Audiology
  • Behavioral health
  • Occupational therapy
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Social work
  • Rapid-response team
  • Paediatric pain management
Aster Neuro Developmental Unit

An advanced facility for treating Neurodevelopmental disorders in children, the expert team of doctors and therapists at the Aster Neurodevelopmental Unit believes in incorporating the latest scientific concepts to empower and enable differently-abled children to be a part of society.

  • Assessment of children with developmental and behavioral concerns
  • Multi-disciplinary intervention services
  • Referrals to community services
  • Parental guidance for child development
  • Counseling and support for families of children with developmental and behavioral problems
  • Liaison with schools on children with learning problems - Placement of children with special needs for training and education
  • Collaboration with Primary Health and Community
  • Services for early identification of children with developmental and behavioural problems, to facilitate early intervention
Neuro Rehabilitation & Psychological Care
  • Patient & family services: family resource centre with family support specialists and Paediatric Psychologists.
  • Evaluation of bio-behavioural aspects of primary illness along the road from diagnosis to post-recovery and providing right guidance.
  • Working with the family and caregivers to cope with the stress of living with a physical illness.
  • Assistance in developing tools that the child and his/her family require to manage the acute phase of the child’s condition.
  • Management of the child’s emotional and physical pain in a manner that’s appropriate to his or her age.
  • Support to manage stress/ normal/ abnormal reaction to illness.
  • Identifying psychopathology and planning a customised, multidisciplinary treatment strategy that includes psycho-education, supportive psychotherapy, relaxation training, cognitive behavioural therapy and pyschopharmacology.
  • Combining individual treatment, family-based treatment and community resources to ensure the best possible outcome.


Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.

What does a developmental pediatrician do?

A developmental pediatrician in Kochi diagnoses and treats children with developmental or behavioural conditions. They offer comprehensive care to children and often collaborate with a team of healthcare professionals. From medical diagnosis to therapeutic treatment and guidance counselling, a developmental pediatrician can help parents and children with all types of developmental problems.

What question should you ask a developmental pediatrician?

You should ask a developmental pediatrician in Kochi questions related to your child's health condition. If you have any doubts regarding the proposed treatment plan, you can definitely clear all your queries. Apart from that, you can ask the specialist regarding the available treatment options for your child.

What are the most common types of conditions that developmental pediatricians treat?

Autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and speech or language disorders are some of the most common pediatric conditions that a developmental pediatrician in Kochi treats.

When should I consider seeing a developmental pediatrician?

You can consult a developmental pediatrician if you notice your child is showing delays in development. Symptoms such as delays in speech or motor skills, difficulties in learning, or any noticeable behavioural challenges, you can consult a developmental pediatrician.

How should I prepare for my first visit to a developmental pediatrician?

You can list all the concerns you have about your child's development when you go for the first visit of a developmental pediatrician. You can list down all your observations about your child’s activities and most importantly, carry all the relevant medical or educational records.

How does a developmental pediatrician decide on a treatment plan?

Before deciding on a treatment plan, a developmental pediatrician carries out a thorough assessment of the child. This assessment usually includes medical history, developmental examinations, neurological assessments, and other required diagnostic tests. The pediatrician puts focus on understanding the unique needs and strengths of the child to come up with the most appropriate treatment therapeutic plan.

What advancements or technologies are utilized by developmental pediatricians?

A developmental pediatrician in Kochi uses modern technology, such as genetic testing, MRI, and EEG, for precise diagnostic assessments. Technological advancements are also used to offer therapeutic treatment options for children, which allows the child to opt for treatment from the comfort of their own home.

What documents should I carry on my first visit to a developmental pediatrician?

You must carry all the medical records of your child, which include a list of medications, past evaluations by other pediatricians, and your child's developmental history. These documents are essential for the pediatrician to understand the root cause of symptoms and adequately diagnose underlying conditions.

How do developmental pediatricians decide if surgery is necessary?

If your child is diagnosed with any physical or neurological issue that may need surgery, a developmental pediatrician may consider it an option. However, before making the decision, they consult other specialists and doctors. Surgery is not required in every case, therapeutic treatment exists and can help treat underlying conditions.

What is the role of a developmental pediatrician in a patient's treatment journey?

A developmental pediatrician plans and executes the most appropriate treatment option for your child. They perform the diagnosis and recommend the most effective therapies to help the child deal with their developmental or learning disabilities.

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