• Educational Therapy
  • Play & Movement Therapy
  • Dance & Movement Therapy
  • Language & Drama Therapy
  • Assistive Technology
  • Summer/Winter Camp
  • Educational Excursion
  • Workshops

Educational Therapy

  • Assessment of Early Learning and Developmental Skills
  • Assessment of Educational Skills (Reading, Spelling, Writing and Math)
  • Assessment of Life Skills

For children aged 0-5; Special Educators work on special skill sets, as outlined below. The focus of these interventions is development of language, communication skills, relational capacity and cognition.

Areas to be developed:
  • Eye Contact
  • Play: Engaging
  • Name Calling
  • Interpersonal Relationship: Social Smile
  • Joint or Shared Attention
  • Self-Regulation
  • Communication
  • Play: Expanding the Child’s Interest in the World
  • Imitation
  • Greeting
  • Play: Two Way Communication and Social Problem Solving
  • Reporting

Play & Movement Therapy

These workshops are conducted for eight weeks with a group of 5-6 children, thrice a year. The main focus of these workshops is to enhance play behaviour.

Areas to be developed:
  • Attention
  • Engaging and relating
  • Problem solving
  • Using words to create ideas in a group which enables social communication or non-verbal pragmatic language.
  • Motor Planning and sequencing
  • Parents are involved in these classes. Group goals have been set by the teachers according to the needs of the individual child; which are mutually agreed upon by parents and staff.

Dance & Movement Therapy

These workshops are conducted for Ten weeks with a group of 5-6 children, twice a year. The main focus of these workshops is to enhance motor functioning and Visual Spatial processing.

Areas to be developed:
  • Motor planning
  • Sequencing
  • Left/right integration
  • Balance, Coordination
  • Body awareness and senses
  • Location of the body in space
  • Conservation of space

Language & Drama Therapy

Through innovative collaboration with theater artists we develop plays and dramas that creatively engage the children and their parents. Through performance arts, we are able to address the specific delay in social communication and emotional concerns.

Areas to be developed:
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Using words to create ideas
  • Logical thinking
  • Higher level of logical thinking such as ‘Multi causal thinking’ or ‘Grey area thinking’.

Assistive Technology

We have also been influenced by developments in research into child language. Research has recently focused on an area often ignored in the past; that of pragmatics, which is the study of language in its context of use. A pragmatic approach offers a perspective on child language that emphasizes how communication is achieved. It considers how language is used to communicate a variety of intentions, to relate to the communication needs of the listener and to participate in conversation and connected discourse (Bates, 1976).

For addressing language and communication skills our group of experts have developed several assistive technology devices.

Summer/Winter Camp

During the summer or winter break, we organize small therapeutic workshops for the children and their parents to develop social, fine motor and self-help skills through different programmes.

Areas to be developed:
  • Non flame cooking
  • Puppet making using recycled materials,
  • Drama Therapy Workshops
  • Field trips and excursions (museums, historical sites, orphanages, and senior citizens homes, so on.).
  • Parent Training Workshops

Educational Excursion

Travelling and living beyond the familiarities of a known environment may be a challenge for many children with special needs. An annual overnight trip to a historic site is arranged, for older children to travel in a group accompanied by a staff member.

Workshop for parents and professionals

In addition to direct engagement of the children and their parents in therapy,

Areas to be developed:
  • Educational workshops for parents and other professionals caring for children with special needs. This provides a great opportunity for parents to meet and discuss with experts and address different special needs related queries, and socio-cultural issues around autism and other developmental delays in India.
  • Weekly professional workshops and training opportunities allow an avenue for continuing education.