Child Development Center was established in 2011 and became an independent department of Faculty of Rehabilitation & Allied Health Sciences (FRAHS) in 2015 for the learning and development of children with different disabilities.

Child Development Center is the only center in the twin cities to provide a balanced, structured program of learning which allows every special child to progress on his or her own pace while ensuring equal opportunities for all. The center also includes prominent pediatricians, clinicians, physical therapists, speech pathologists and occupational therapists on its panel. The center also seeks guidance of foreign qualified professionals on case to case basis.

At CDC, parents are encouraged to take full part in their child’s progress by attending formal reviews, regular parent-teacher meetings, and an open invitation to contact the center at any time to discuss any concerns regarding their ward’s education or any matter concerning the care and welfare of their child

Prof.Dr. Asghar Khan PT,DPT,PGD(PE&TM), CMPT,DSc PT (USA)

Dean (FRAHS)’s Message
Child development centre is a precious gift of Riphah International University to the community of the Twin Cities if you have a child at home with special needs. This centre is not only focused on their physical health, mental health, balanced & therapeutic diet (Medical Nutrition Therapy – MNT) for special kids but also works on their elementary level education. The center has clinical staff including physical therapists, Speech Therapists, psychologists, and diet and nutritionexperts.
The centre also has trained teachers for elementary level education. The centre is in collaboration with special Olympics and arrange sports activities as part of the program every year. Community integration is also part of the program for grown up children. This centre is one of the community welfare projects of Riphah International University under the faculty of Rehabilitation & Allied health sciences and every year the worthy chancellor provides enormous financial support to the centre to minimize the financial burden on the parents. We are extremely thankful for this favor to the Institute. Therefore, if you have a child with special needs then Riphah Child Development Centre (RCDC) is one of the best places for enabling your child for community integration, elementary level basic education and towards independent healthy living.
Our dedicated staff will warmly welcome you and answer your questions or concerns if you have any. May Allah (SWT) accept the efforts of our team and Riphah’s leadership for this noble cause.


Skilled services are provided under the supervision of Foreign Qualified Professionals by:

  1. Physical Well-Being by Physical Therapists  
  1. Stability
  2. Mobility
  3. Functionality
  1. Speech-Language & Communication Wellness by Speech-Language Therapist
  1. Pre-linguistic skills
  2. Hearing & listening
  3. Comprehension & Understanding
  4. Communication (functional to basic)
  5. Word Utterance & Sentence 
  6. Concrete to abstract Narration
  7. Feeding & Swallowing
  1. Activities of Daily Living by Therapists
  1. Self-Grooming skills 
  2. Self-Feeding skills 
  3. Tactile/Sensory 
  4. Literacy Equipment Management
  1. Early Child Education by Certified Special Education Teachers 
  2. Psychological & Social Well-being by Psychologists
  3. Balanced Diet & Nutrition by Clinical Nutritionist
  4. Community Integration via SOP and Inclusive Schools

CDC Vision

We will help every child to have a happy, fulfilling, and independent life


Following departments are providing internees and post graduate trainees on rotations for their graduate learning, training and clinical exams.
1. Islamic International Medical College Trust (IIMCT)
2. Islamic International Dental College (IIDC)
3. Riphah International Media Sciences (RIMS)
4. Department of Psychology
5. Special Olympics of Pakistan (SOP)



  1. DPT
  2. MS-PT Residency
  3. BS-SLP/T
  4. MS-SLP/T
  5. ADCP
  6. MS Psychology


UAN: 033-11-000-111,
UAN Lahore: 042-111-747-424