Arriving at a Diagnosis - Ayati Centre- Services We Offer

The dedicated and skilled multi-disciplinary professionals (Paediatricians, Developmental Paediatricians, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language therapists, Occupational therapists, Psychologists, Educationists) in our team will do complete evaluations of your infant/child to arrive at a diagnosis at all possible times.

They will perform complete history taking, conduct physical examinations, carry out objective measurements, do full investigations (some of these investigations may be done at other hospitals or specialized facilities), and consult other specialists visiting Ayati.

Other specialists serving Ayati are

  1. Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
  2. Child Psychiatrist
  3. Clinical Geneticist

Based on the possible diagnosis your child may need long-term follow-up with other teams providing services together with the child development services.

At two years of age, we will consider discontinuing services for your child if she/ he has achieved the developmental requirements. Otherwise we will decide on some key services required for some of the key domains of development and functionality.

Other specific conditions

Syndromic conditions

If there are any reasons to suspect genetic or other syndromes with external clinical features or a positive family history, we will take the necessary steps to evaluate for the cause and refer you for genetic counseling.

We will provide training for your family on providing developmental support through the multi-disciplinary approach on how to bring out the best potential of your child. 

We have family support groups for some genetic syndromes. Please speak to our nursing staff on how to join a family support group.

 Some of the syndromes that we presently have family support groups are

  1. Down Syndrome parent group
  2. Fragile X syndrome family group

Cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders

If your child has difficulty in mobilizing or if there is a gross motor delay our Paedaitric team will do an extensive evaluation of medical and developmental needs together with the interdisciplinary inputs.

Our Paediatric Neurologist will evaluate all neurological aspects of your child and may request for an EEG (a strip to evaluate brain functions), EMG (an assessment of muscle functions) or imaging of the brain.

Your child will undergo necessary assessments in motor, language and communication, learning and fine motor and activities of daily living. We might request for a complete gait analysis, feeding assessment, cortico-visual assessment, speech and language evaluation, fine motor assessment, hearing assessment and a learning assessment based on the needs of the child.

The Ayati center is a pioneer in developing the Cerebral Palsy Register in Sri Lanka. 


Please speak to the front desk on how to join this register.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

We have infants from few months with red flags for autism to young adults with established autism spectrum disorder. The developmental team provide support for these young children by conducting formal assessments and planning service delivery. Parent-mediated interventions and monitoring through tele-therapy is an innovative approach adopted by the Ayati team. Children with ASD will be triaged according to their strengths and difficulties by a team of clinicians.

They will be directed for language and communication, activities of daily living and learning services at Ayati. There will be many opportunities for these children to attend social groups, play groups, school readiness and alternative augmentative communication. 

The medical team will review them regularly for any other interventions or assessments.


Learning Disabilities

All children referred by schools for learning difficulties will undergo a battery of assessments by the Paediatric team and the other clinicians. All children will be referred for a complete psychology assessment by a Child developmental psychologist and a team of clinical psychologists. They will be referred for hearing and vision assessments and blood investigations.

Detailed paediatric assessments will be undertaken. Extensive language assessments and a complete dyslexia screening will be conducted in Sinhala and Tamil languages if required.

The team will undertake communication with school authorities for school entry, accommodations, examinations etc.

We do understand there are children presenting with many other conditions. If you have a child with a developmental delay or any concern in development, please do not hesitate to contact us and get an appointment to meet us.



We do understand there are children presenting with many other conditions. If you have a child with a developmental delay or any concern in development, please do not hesitate to contact us and get an appointment to meet us.

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