Dr Chelvi Kukendrarajah

Dr Chelvi Kukendrarajah

MBBS MSc MRCP FRCPCH

Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

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33 years of experience
22 years as a specialist
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4.83

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4.83

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“Dr. Kukendra was a welcome relief to the parental stress we were suffering. Suspecting your child may have some issues together with the world of complicated concerns places parents in a compromising position. Having Dr Kukendra to lead us through that minefield was a life saver. She is clearly an expert in her field as she was able to "dumb" everything down for us into its simplest form. She is thorough, knowledgable, competent, kind and helpful. I cannot thank her or recommend her enough.“
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Subspecialties

  • Child Mental Health
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Neurodevelopment
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Neurodisability
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3289688
  • General Osteopathic Council: 3289688
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    Practices worked at

    The Portland Hospital

    212 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    1,466 reviews

    About

    Dr Chelvi Kukendrarajah is a Consultant Paediatrician and Lead Clinician for the Central North West London Foundation Trust Community Paediatric Services in Hillingdon. She is a Consultant Paediatrician with an excellent record of training and many years of clinical experience. After graduation, she trained in Paediatrics and obtained her Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics. In 2003, and `she is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics in 2003.

    Dr Kukendrarajah worked in the internationally renowned National Centre for Social Communication disorder, Harper House Children's Service in Radlett and in various Teaching hospitals such as St Mary's Paddington and The Royal Free Hospital, London. During her Paediatric training she specialised in Neurodevelopmental problems and Neurodisabilities and received a Masters degree at the University College London (UCL). Dr Kukendrarajah is fully trained and experienced in the use of specialist instruments such as standardised assessments 3Di - Developmental, Dimensional and Diagnostic Interview, DISCO, diagnostic interview check list for neurodevelopmental assessment, and Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and Bayley III.

    Dr Kukendrarajah has a particular interest and extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of social communication disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders and co existing conditions ADHD, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (Dyspraxia), Learning Difficulties, and Sleeping and Feeding disorders.

    She has wide experience of working with a multi disciplinary team consisting of Speech and Language Therapists, Clinical Psychologists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists. In addition she has considerable experience in collaborative work with a wider Paediatric network, and agencies such as Education and Social Services.

    Her approach is child and family centered, which empowers them to make informed decisions and choices. She provides robust, evidence based developmental diagnoses, which many parents find invaluable in helping to choose interventions and secure support for their children.

    Dr Kukendrarajah sometimes provides private joint assessments with highly specialist speech and language therapists for the

    Diagnosis and Management of Autism Spectrum Disorder and associated conditions such as ADHD, Challenging Behaviour, sleep and feeding problems. 

    She has a team of highly specialist Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational therapists, Clinical Psychologists and

    jointly works with Child Psychiatrists.

    Speech and language therapists in her Team use Attention Autism intervention developed by Gina Davis, a tool with a proven record predominantly in preschool and primary school children. Therapists who regularly attend ADOS-2 reliability in order to independently validate the scoring of ADOS -2 assessment. They have more 80% reliability rating. 

    In her NHS role, in line with the recommendations of NICE, Dr Kukendrarajah has developed an excellent service for Autism Spectrum Disorder and some of the co-existing conditions. She produced a comprehensive Assessment Tool which has proved invaluable and is now beginning to be recognised for use by other service providers.

     Dr. Kukendrarajah continuously reviews and updates her skills in line with current evidence and NICE/SIGN guidelines to achieve and maintain high quality services. She hold several 'Clinical Excellence Awards' for her hard work in the NHS.

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    Reviews:

    Community.scope.org.uk - Parents and carers

     

    My 22 month old was recently diagnosed with Mild Cerebral Palsy.I had been to see so

    many people and all missed the diagnosis. I seen a lady,after researching

    myself, in the Clementine Churchill Hospital, Sudbury Hill, Harrow, HA1 3RX.

    Her name is Dr. Chelvi Kukendra-Rajah and she is fantastic. Diagnosed him in

    first consultation and referred me to a brilliant physiotherapist. I did go

    private with BUPA for this consultation and his MRI but she does work in

    Hillingdon NHS hospital in a child development centre and that’s where I seen

    the physio too.

    http://www.mummytries.com/our-autism-journey-with-the-portland-hospital

    Procedures

    • Autism Assessment
    • ADHD Assessment
    • Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    • Paediatric Epilepsy (Initial Management and Follow-Up)
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Autism
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Child Development
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification:

    MBBS University of Peradeniya,Srilanka

    LRCP 1988 Royal College of Physicians of London

    MRCS 1988 Royal College of Surgeons of England

    MRCP 1993 Royal College of Physicians of London

    MSc in Community Child Health 1998 ICH London.

    FRCPCH 2002 Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health England

    Specialist Register entry date:

    General Paediatrics From 21 Jun 1999

    Paediatrics (Paediatric Community Child Health) From 21 Jun 1999

     

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