HMH Logo


The Child Development Centre will be a child-centered and family-focused service for children involving both health and community services. The rehabilitative specialized disciplines under a common roof and provide multidisciplinary care. The main objective of the centre is to minimize institutionalization and promote community based care by providing appropriate interventions and guidance to children and their families to achieve goals improve child development within the context of the home, family, and immediate social environment.

The center is staffed by a skilled multidisciplinary team including :

  • Psychologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech language therapist
  • Social worker
  • Consultant pediatrician
  • Prosthetist/ Orthotist


  • Developmental delay or intellectual disability
  • Pervasive Development disorders
  • Neurological conditions, e.g., cerebral palsy, developmental co-ordination disorders, dyspraxia
  • Syndromes and/or behavior problems associated with developmental delay
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Specific learning Disorders
  • Motor skill delay
The services catered to by the facility include :
  • Empower and enable families to become problem solvers who are independent of services.
  • Comprehensive assessments by specific professions and/or multidisciplinary teams.
  • Provide individual programs for children with identified developmental needs, and their caregivers
  • Medical assessment and follow up of children with diagnosed or suspected developmental concerns
  • Community engagement - Communication with carer’s and educational institutions to integrate care plans within the child’s daily environment.
  • Provide assistance and guidance in acquiring rehabilitative tools and equipment.


The service will focus and give priority to those requiring support from multiple disciplines. The service is accessible through a triaging system, which has an eligibility criterion allowing those referring to be clear on the areas needing support. Referrals are accepted from paediatricians, specialist doctors and allied health specialists via a referral form available on the website. Patients and families requiring services from the child development centre without referrals will be directed to appointments with the paediatrician in HMH for screening and referral if required.


The child development centre works towards establishing a sustainable and an accessible service which is backed by proper resources and evidence based practices to ensure smooth functionality in catering to the children with different disabilities in the Maldives. The aim is to expand services to regional levels and achieve equity in care to all.

Child Development Centre - Referral Form

  • Child Development Centre - Referral Form