The main function of the Paediatric Unit is to run a two-week residential programme designed to integrate children with cerebral palsy into family and community life. To achieve this, children participate in physical and psychological therapy and carers/mothers are educated how to care for the child and made aware of disability issues and rights.
Children are referred to CRP for an initial assessment with a qualified therapist, either through other institutions or CRP's Community Based Rehabilitation programme. Depending on a child's condition, an appointment is then made for treatment and rehabilitation at CRP or to join the two-week residential programme.
After admission, the children are assessed in order to produce an individual treatment plan. According to the plan, the mothers/carers are taught physical movement and child management skills. Every morning there is group therapy, a hand function session and an individual session with a physiotherapist and an occupational therapist. Other components of the programme are health education, a disability awareness programme and a group visit to the nearby National Martyrs Monument. After completion of the treatment period, a written home plan is devised and handed over to the families and a follow up appointment is made.
A recent and popular addition to resources available is the playground which includes typical playground equipment such as standing frames, slippery slide, hammock and a sandpit.