Early rehabilitation

We offer early rehabilitation services designed for families with young children.

At the Disability Outpatient Clinic, we provide early rehabilitation for families whose children are under the age of 3 when they become clients, with a significant number of these children having Down syndrome.

The aim of early support rehabilitation is to provide tools for everyday life, so that the family and other people close to the child can support the child's overall development in the best possible way.

Our rehabilitation services include home visits and standard appointments by physiotherapists and speech therapists. We tailor these services to meet your specific needs. We also organise services as purchased services.

We actively encourage parents to care for their infants in a way that fosters not only their mobility but also the development of early interaction skills. Together, we will explore how to integrate these developmental practices into your family's daily routines.

To track your child's overall development, we employ tools such as the early childhood education and early rehabilitation model "Pikku-Portaat" and the "Alberta Infant Motor Scale" to monitor mobility progress.

Typically, we extend invitations for children to visit us around the age of 1. During this visit, families meet with a doctor and other therapists tailored to the child's specific needs. Our services complement public health services, including those provided by child health clinics.

Early rehabilitation at the Disability Outpatient Clinic continues until the child is about three years old. At that point, we will assess the need for further rehabilitation.

In most cases, children are eligible to receive rehabilitation services funded by Kela.

You can access the service through the telephone counselling of the Disability Outpatient Clinic.

Our services are free of charge.

Service points

Disability Outpatient Clinic

Address: Sofianlehdonkatu 8, A-building, 00610 Helsinki