| Feb 17, 2023
Gaining exposure and recognition
Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. We are writing to express our deepest thanks for your donation, contributions from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to accomplish our mission of providing a quality health center to the disabled children of the deprived communities of the La Altagracia province.
We truly appreciate your support !
To date the neurodevelopmental disorders treated in the CEDI are: autism, behavioral disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders associated with medical condition (epilepsy, malnutrition and genetics), psychomotor retardation, cerebral palsy, learning disorder, emotional and/or mental disorders, intellectual disability and communication disorders, etc.
The center offers a welcoming and comprehensive space, with specialists highly trained, who incorporate the family into the treatment planning for these children, with the purpose of improve their living conditions and their level of social inclusion:
.To date, the center has served more than 12,000 children, with an average of 140 patients per week.
The areas with the highest flow of patients are: Early Care Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Rehabilitation and Speech Therapy.
The most common medical cases are autism, cerebral palsy, psychomotor retardation, phonological disorders, neurodevelopmental disorder
Services available from 8 am. at 4 pm. from Monday to Friday:
- Evaluation and Follow-up: Pediatrics, psychiatry and nutrition. Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology. Physiatry. Audiometry. Video-electroencephalogram.
- Psychometric Evaluations: Neuropsychological, Language, Personality, Neurodevelopmental Profile, Intelligence, Motor skills, Psychiatric, Family and Couple Well-being.
- Therapeutic Intervention Programs in: Early Attention (Psychomotricity, Sensory Regulation, Social Interaction, etc). Speech Therapy (Receptive, Expressive, Motor, Fluency, Pragmatic Language Disorder, etc.) Family and Couples Intervention, Neurocognitive Intervention (Memory, Attention, Perception, Visuospatial Processes, Reasoning, Planning, Self-regulation)
In the other hand, we are very proud to report that Grupo Puntacana, the parent company of Grupo Puntacana Foundation, was recently recognized by CONEP (National Council for Private Enterprise) and UNDP (United Nations Development Program) for the positive economic, social and environmental impacts in the DR, and above all for the contribution (through our project “Centro de la Diversidad Infantil Puntacana”) to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the 2030 agenda of the United Nations Organization (UN):
Goal 1- End of poverty
Goal 2- Health and well-being
Goal 10- Reduction of inequalities
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There are still many needs to meet in terms of equipment; for example 1 electric treadmill for physical therapy, 1 medical software for the comprehensive management of the center, 2 pediatric sphygmomanometer, 1 stethoscope, 3 compact oximeter for children, 1 spirometer, 2 Kit sensitivity 6 monofilament., 1 adipometer , 1 reflex hammer kit, 4 office filing cabinets , staff training and supplies.
Given that it is the only center of its kind in the entire eastern region of the country and the demand of the population has been increasing, we hope to expand the facilities of the center in the near future.
We look forward to continue partnering with you in order to get these goals together
We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.
There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support