Developmental Paediatrics Clinic

Developmental paediatrics is a sub-specialty providing holistic care to children and youth with special needs and their families. 

Our services involve habilitation and rehabilitation of developmental disorders such global developmental delay, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, visual/hearing impairments, acquired brain injury rehabilitation and genetic disorders affecting development. Pharmacotherapy for conditions related to developmental disorders such as Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) and physical disabilities. Administering and interpreting neuro-developmental assessment tools and questionnaires. Management of learning disabilities, language disorders, behaviour difficulties, sleep problems, feeding and swallowing difficulties, tone management and assistive technology. 

The services are provided in collaboration with other disciplines such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists, behaviour analysts,speech therapists, orthotists, clinical psychologists, nutritionists and medical social workers. 

Clinic Time

Aga Khan University hospital – Main Hospital: Monday 2:00 pm-5:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am -1:00 pm
Aga Khan University Hospital – Muthithi road: Wednesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm​​

​Meet our Developmental Paediatric Specialist

Dr Susan Wamithi
Consultant Developmental Paediatrician,
Department of Paediatrics, Child & Adolescent Health at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi




Qualifications
  • MD (St. George's University School of Medicine) 2005
  • MMed (Aga Khan University) 2013
  • Fellowship in Developmental Paediatrics (University of Toronto) 2018
​Areas of interest
  • Childhood disability
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders 
  • Habilitation and Rehabilitation services
Professional Associations
  • Kenya Paediatric Association
  • Head of Research Committee - Eastern Africa Academy of Childhood Disability
  • Research Committee - International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability 
  • American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group – USA
Contact us

To book an appointment, please contact +254 (0)711 092 2888/9​ or email patient.referral@aku.edu​​​​

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