in Secondary and Tertiary Hospitals Under HPNSDP - HSM (FY 2011-2016)




List of services established supported by relevant publications (Reference by Clinic)





General Developmental Assessment (GDA)

1.   The Child First and Always. Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK. Website:


Psychological Assessment (PA)

1.   Khan NZ, Sultana N, Parveen M, Ali SMK. Comparison between intellectual performance and
      adaptive behaviour of malnourished children. Dhaka Shishu Children’s Hospital Journal. 10(1): 9-13,


2.  Parveen M, Banu SH, Khan NZ. Assessment of 50 Children with Primary or Associated Complaints of
     School Failure. In: (eds: SS Zaman, NZ Khan, S Islam) From Awareness to Action: Ensuring Health,
     Education and Rights of the Disabled. Proceedings of the Regional Seminar on Childhood Disability,
     Dhaka, 3-4 December, 1994. Page 181-186, 1996.                                                                                          


3.  Huq S. The validity of five factors of the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale. Dhaka University Journal
     of Psychology. 1996;Vol. 22c                                                                                                         


4.  Khan NZ, Lynch MA. Recognizing Child Maltreatment in Bangladesh. Child Abuse and Neglect. 21(8):
     815-818, 1997.                                                                                                      


5.  Munir, S.Z., Zaman, S. &McConachie, H. (1999)  Development of an Independent Behaviour
     Assessment Scale for Bangladesh.  Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 12, 241-


6.  MonwaraParveen, Aklima Begum, Naila Z Khan. How do we protect children from 'silent' abuse at
     home and in institutions? : two case reports.  Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on
     Safe Communities (SAFECOMM), Matwail, Bangladesh, Feb 14 - 16,


7.  Maksuda Begum. Conversations with children with disabilities and their mothers. International
     Journal of Narrative Therapy Community Work. 2007; 3: 11-16.

8.  Denborough D and Begum M. Talking with mothers and children – an intake questionnaire.
     International Journal of Narrative Therapy Community Work. 2007: 3: 17-20. 


9.  Gausia K,  Hamadani JD, Islam MM, Ali M, Algin S, Yunus M, Fisher C, Oosthuizen J. Bangla translation,
     adaptation and piloting of Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull.
     2007 Dec;33(3):81-87.                                                                               


10. Parveen, Monowara. Supplemental Information “Cultural Validation of Wechsler Preschool and
      Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI) in Bangladesh”.  PEDIATRICS 131.2 (2013).  


11. Parveen, Monowara, et al. Adaptation of items of bayley scales of infant development-II (BSID-II)
       suitable for Bangladeshi infants. Dhaka University Journal of Biological Sciences 23.2 (2014): 187-195.





Well Baby Clinic (WBC)

1.      Khan NZ, Muslima H, Begum N, Begum N, Shilpi AS, Batra M, Darmstadt GD. Reliability and
      Validity of a Structured Tool for Neurodevelopmental Assessment of 0-24 month olds for use
     by Multiple Professionals in Bangladesh.Pediatrics. 2010 Apr;125(4):e755-62. Epub 2010 Mar

2.  Khan NZ, Muslima H, Shilpi AB, Begum D, Parveen M, Akter N, Ferdous S, Nahar K, McConachie
     H, Darmstadt GL.  Validation of Rapid Neurodevelopmental Assessment for 2-to 5-Year-Old
     Children in Bangladesh. Pediatrics 131.2 (2013): e486-e494.                             


3.  Khan NZ, Muslima H, El Arifeen S, McConachie H, Shilpi AB, Ferdous S, Darmstadt GL.
     Validation of a Rapid Neurodevelopmental Assessment Tool for 5 to 9 Year-Old Children in
     Bangladesh. J Pediatrics. 2014 Feb 6. pii: S0022-3476(13)01583-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.
     2013.12.037.[Epub ahead of print]





In Patients Department  (IPD)

1.  Khan NZ, Mahmud E, Mahbub M, Banu SH, Parveen M. Neurological problems in children admitted in
      Dhaka Shishu Hospital. Bangladesh J Child Health. 17(3): 97-101, 1993.                  


2.  Khan NZ, Kalter H, Hanif M, Schillinger J, Saha SK, Black R. Meningitis treatment without follow-up:
     what are we missing? Lancet (letter) 346: 706, 1995.                                                                        


3.  Begum MN, Hossain M, Khan NZ. Clinical Profile and Outcomes of Nutritional Intervention in
     Children Presenting with Hyperammonaemia. Dhaka Shishu Children’s Hospital Journal. Vol. 13 (1
     and 2): 31-36, 1998.                                                                        


4.  Khan NZ, Khan AH. Lead poisoning and psychomotor delay in Bangladeshi children. Lancet.(letter) 
Feb 27; 353 (9154): 754, 1999.                                                                                                                         


5.  Jahan A, Hossain M, Banu SH, Begum D, Parveen M, Khan NZ. Birth Asphyxia and Long-term
     Developmental Outcomes. Dhaka Shishu (Children’s) Hospital Journal, 17(2): 9-13, December 2001.


6.  Talukder MR, Ferdousy R, Parveen M, Khan NZ. The use of the Bayley Infant Neurodevelopmental
     Screener (BINS) in identifying neurodevelopmental sequelae in acute bacterial meningitis.
     Bangladesh J Child Health. 2004; Vol. 28 (2): 51 – 54.                           


7.  ShaheenAkter, M. Quamrul Hassan, NailaZaman Khan, M MonirHossain. Neurological Signs in
      Neonatal Seizures and their Correlation to Three Months Neurodevelopmental Outcomes.
     Bangladesh J Child Health. 2005; 29 (2): 52 – 59.

8.  S. Akter, MZ Hossain, SZR Parvin, M Shireen, NZ Khan. Cranial ultrasonography findings in neonatal
     seizures and correlation of these findings with neurodevelopmental outcomes at discharge at 3
     months. Dhaka Shishu Hospital Journal. 2005; 21 (2): 49 – 55. 


9.  Khan NZ,  Muslima H,  Parveen M, Bhattacharya M, Begum N, Chowdhury S, Jahan M,  Darmstadt GL. 
     Neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm infants in Bangladesh. Pediatrics. 2006 Jul;118(1):280-9.


10. ASM NawshadUddin Ahmed, Naila Z. Khan, et al . Ciprofloxacin treatment in preterm neonates in
      Bangladesh: effects on growth and development. Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal, 2006 Dec; 25


 11. Summer Rosenstock, Naila Z. Khan, HumairaMuslima, Nasreem Begum, ShamimFerdous, Yoonjoung
       Choi, Gary L. Darmstadt. The Impact of Emollient Therapy During the Neonatal Period on
       Neurodevelopmental Outcomes (Abstract). Paper presented at the Programme for Global Pediatric
       Research (PGPR). May 2007, Toronto, Canada.


12. Samir K. Saha, Naila Z. Khan, A.S.M. Nawshad U Ahmed, M. Ruhul Amin, M. Hanif, Mustafa Mahbub,
       Kazi S Anwar, Shamim A. Qazi, Paul Kilgore, Abdullah H. Baqui. Neurodevelopmental Sequelae in
       Pneumococcal Meningitis Cases in Bangladesh: a comprehensive follow up study. Clin Infect Dis.
       2009 Mar 1; 48 Suppl 2: S90-6.                                                                                                    


 13. Mahbub M, Banu N, Parveen M, Khan NZ. Non-specific motor delay among admitted children in
        Child Development and Neurology Unit of Dhaka Shishu Hospital. Dhaka Shishu Hospital Journal.
       June & Dec, 2009; 25 (1&2) : 16 – 20.                                        


14.  Mahbub M, Azam M, Alam MJ, Khan NZ. Clinical presentation and etiology of acute bacterial
       meningitis among children admitted in Dhaka Shishu Hospital. Bangladesh Private Medical
       Practioners Journal. Jan 2011, Vol 17 (1): 17-21.                                   


15. Mahbub M, Azam M, Khan NZ. Hyponatremia in children admitted with acute bacterial meningitis.
       Dhaka Shishu Hospital Journal. June 2011; 27 (1): 31-34.                                                                    


16. Mustafa Mahbub,  MosiulAzam,  NailaZaman Khan. Neurodevelopmental outcomes of treatment of
       symptomatic CMV infection with Ganciclovir. Bang J Child Health. 2011; 35 (3): 97-101.


17.  Azam AZMM, Mahbub M, Majumdar SC, Banu SH, Khan NZ. Sub Acute Sclerosing Pan-Encephalitis
       (SSPE): A Ten-Year Experience. Dhaka Shishu (Children) Hospital. Dec 2011; 27 (2): 79-82.            


 18.  Ahmed AS, Khan NZ, Hussain M, Amin MR, Hanif M, Mahbub M, El-Arifeen S, Baqui AH, Qazi SA,
       Saha SK. Follow-Up of Cases of Haemophilusinfluenzae Type b Meningitis to Determine Its Long-
      Term Sequelae. J Pediatrics. 2013 Jul;163(1 Suppl):S44-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.03.030. 


19. Azam AZMM, Mahbub M, ShaoliSarkar, HumairaRafikaQuadri, Majumder SC, Khan NZ. Association of
      antibody titres of congenital TORCH complex with neurodevelopmental impairments in children.
     Bang Private Med Prac J. July 2013; 18 (2): 74-80.



Autism Clinic (AC)

1.   Khan, N. Z., Gallo, L. A., Arghir, A., Budisteanu, B., Budisteanu, M., Dobrescu, I., &Elsabbagh, M.
       (2012). Autism and the grand challenges in global mental health. Autism Research, 5(3), 156-159.


2.   Farzana Islam, HumairaMuslima, MonowaraParveen, NarsisRahman, Dilara Begum, SelinaAkhtar,
      Asma Begum Shilpi, MahmudaKhatun, NailaZaman Khan. Comparison of scoring of the parent’s
      interview for Autism – clinical version (PIA-CV) among ASD children and those with speech delay
      without ASD at a child development center in Bangladesh. Dhaka Shishu (Children’s) Hospital
      Journal. 2012; 28 (2): 67-72. 


3.  Farzana Islam. Autism Diagnosis in Low Resource Settings: Challenges and Opportunities to Enhance
      Research and Services Worldwide: Bangladesh Experience. Paper presented at international
      meeting in Baltimore, Maryland,  organised by Autism Speaks, USA, in October 2014.


Seating and Feeding Clinic (SF)

1.   Adams MS, Khan NZ, Begum SA, Wirz SL, Hesketh T, Pring TR. Feeding difficulties in children with
      cerebral palsy: low-cost caregiver training in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Child Care Health Dev. 2011 Nov 15.
      doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01327.x. [Epub ahead of print]


Low Vision Clinic (LVC)

1.  Rahman N, Banu SH, Mahbub M, Khan NZ. Visually Impaired Children- A Multi-Disciplinary Team
     Approach Towards Diagnosis and Treatment. In: (eds: SS Zaman, NZ Khan, S Islam) From Awareness to
     Action: Ensuring Health, Education and Rights of the Disabled. Proceedings of the Regional Seminar
     on Childhood Disability, Dhaka, 3-4 December, 1994. Page 256-260, 1996. 


2.  Muslima H, Jahan A, Rahman N,  Begum D, Akhtar K, Khan NZ. Visual improvement in children
     attending the ShishuBikashKendro, Dhaka Shishu Hospital. Dhaka Shishu (Children's) Hospital Journal,
June 2000, 16 (1): 22 - 26.   


3. Ahmed AS, Muslima H, Anwar KS, Khan NZ, Chowdhury MA, Saha SK, Darmstadt GL. Retinopathy of
    Prematurely in Bangladeshi Neonates. J of Trop Pediatrics. 2008 Oct; 54 (5):333-9. Epub 2008 May 25.


Speech Language and Communication Clinic (SLC)

1.  Asma Begum Shilpi, Selina Akhtar, Yasmin Tanaka An intervention through group therapy to improve
     the speech, language and communication skills in Child Development Center (CDC), Child
     Development and Neurology Unit, Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh at 1st National
     conference, Bangladesh Society for child Neurology Development and Disability 17-18 March, 2008.   


2.  Humaira Muslima, Monsur Musa, Asma Begum Shilpi, Sayeeda Jamaluddin, Naila Z. Khan. Adaptation
     of the Preschool Language Scale-3 (PLS-3) for children in Bangladesh. Paper presented at the 8th
     International Language and Development Conference. 23-25 June, 2009, Dhaka. Bangladesh.   


3.  Asma Begum Shilpi, Selinaakhter, Dr. Humaira Muslima, Prof. Naila Zaman Khan  Evaluation of
     children with speech, language and communication difficulties attending Child Developmental
     Centre, Dhaka Shishu Hospital. Poster presented at 2nd National conference, Bangladesh Society for
     child Neurology Development and Disability 08-09 April, 2011


Developmental Therapy (DT)

1.  Jahan A, Akhtar K, Begum D, Hussain M, Khan NZ. Assessment of Developmental Therapy as a
     Comprehensive Approach to Early Intervention of Disabled Children. Proceedings of the 13th Asian
     Conference on Mental Retardation, November 15 - 21 Dhaka, Bangladesh. Page 205 - 213, 1997. 


2.  Mustafa Mahbub, Dilara Begum, Asma Begum Shilpi, HumairaMuslima, Azad Chowdhury,  Naila
     Zaman Khan. Seizures and other neurodevelopmental outcomes ascertained by a rapid assessment
     tool by generic therapists on neonatal discharge in a national children’s hospital in Bangladesh.
     Poster presented at the   International Seizure Society (ISS) Conference, Cappadocia, Turkey, June


Epilepsy Clinic (EC)

1.  Banu SH, Hossain M, Khan NZ. Two year experience of developing paediatric EEG services in
     Bangladesh: Report of the first 1000 cases (abstract) . Journal of Electrophysiological Technology. 25
     (1, 2) : 56, 1999. 


2.  Banu SH, Khan NZ, Hossain M, Jahan A, Parveen M, Rahman N, Boyd S, Neville BGR. Profile of
     Childhood Epilepsy in Bangladesh. Dev Med Ch Neurol. 45: 447-482, 2003.   


3.  Banu SH, Khan NZ, Jahan M, Koli UK, Boyd S, Neville BGR. A randomized controlled trial of
     phenobarbitone and carbamazepine monotherapy in childhood epilepsy in Bangladesh. British
     Medical Journal, 2007 Jun 9; 334 (7605): 1207.   


4. Banu SH, Mahbub M, Azam AZMM, Rani S, Khan NZ. Non-convulsive Status Epilepticus in Children,
     Electro-Clinical Profile and Response to a Specific Treatment Protocol. Bang J Child Health. 2009; 33
    (3): 90-99. 


5.  Selina H. Banu, Naila Z. Khan, Mahmuda Hossain, Saadia Ferdousi, Stewart Boyd, Brian Neville.
     Seizure outcome prediction to guide management of children in countries with limited resources.
     Dev Med Ch Neurol. 2012 Jun 11. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2012.04325.x. [Epub ahead of print]    





Mental Health Clinic  (MH)

1. Naila Z. Khan, ShamimFerdous, Robiul Islam, Afroza Sultana, Maureen Durkin, Helen Mc Conachie. 
    Behaviour problems in young children in rural Bangladesh. J Trop Peds. 2009 Jun; 55(3):177-82. Epub
    2008 Dec 9.  


2. Islam F, Parveen M, Parvin R, Khan NZ et al. Child psychiatric disorders presenting to a tertiary
     multidisciplinary child development service in Bangladesh. Bang J Ch Health. 2011; 35 (3): 84-89. 


Multiple Disability Clinic (MDC)

1.      McConachie H, Huq S, Munir S, Ferdous S, Zaman S, Khan NZ. A randomised controlled trial of alternative modes of service provision to young children with cerebral palsy in Bangladesh. J of Pediatrics  137(6):769-776, December 2000.


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