Research has shown that brain development in children takes place rapidly from birth to 3 years of age. As a consequence, they are receptive, adapt and learn better. Intensive intervention during formative years can mitigate developmental delays to a large extent.
Children from ages 0-6 years benefit the most from this individualized, family-centric, and integrated therapy program spread over an academic year.
The program focuses on eight domains that include motor, self-help, social, emotional, cognitive and communication skills. It has been modelled on the original Com DEALL (Developmental Eclectic Approach to Language Learning) program to support children with developmental disorders like autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity, specific learning difficulties, sensory-perceptual issues, motor executive issues, and communication, social, emotional deficits as a consequence.
The domain-specific goals for each child are broken down to smaller achievable goals on the pyramid.
While the focus is on preparing the child for school, the detailed assessment report of the child that identifies the problem areas, in reality, forms the base to set a target goal and the domain-specific goals.
'Early' is the keyword when it comes to intervention. Early intervention can begin as early as 12 months up to 6 years. These are formative years when the rapid pace of brain development aids a better grasp of skills.
The strongest argument in favour of early intervention is the brain plasticity or the ability of the brain to adapt and learn critical skills. This ability is higher during early childhood. Hence, intervention therapies show maximum results.
The developmental gaps widen as the child advances in age. It is easier to bridge gaps when they are younger and more receptive to learning.
Families of children who receive early intervention benefit immensely as they get the necessary support and guidance to understand their child's strengths.
Studies show that children who receive early intervention have a greater chance of being integrated into mainstream schools.
Detailed assessment and goal-setting
Trained experts evaluate the child on several parameters such as pre-learning skills (PLS), current developmental profile, Oro Motor skills, and sensory processing ability through a detailed checklist to get a complete understanding of the nature and diversity of the child's condition. This assessment takes place thrice a year through the program.
Our in-house experts are qualified and trained to deal with children with different developmental difficulties. They understand the challenges faced by the children as well as caregivers.
We guide parents on useful strategies and methods to work with their children at home. This practice has a two-fold benefit: it helps bond the parent-child better and secondly, it provides a consistent therapeutic environment for the child. We prepare parent observation reports to facilitate a two-way feedback flow.
We offer periodic workshops conducted by field experts on various topics around the child's development like language stimulation, feeding intervention, nutrition and mental health, tips and techniques to handle specific behavioural challenges, and so on. Parents get a chance to share their concerns and get their doubts clarified in a safe environment.
It may not be easy for the caregiver and the family to understand the child's diagnosis. We counsel the family, offer them a safe space to speak about their fears and challenges, prepare them for the road ahead and provide psychological support.
Food & Nutrition
Multiple studies show that food and lifestyle have a direct impact on cognitive, physical and mental health in children. We counsel parents on nutrition and dietary patterns that support mental health.
Occupational therapists engage children with physical, sensory-perceptual issues, and motor difficulties to help them perform activities of daily living and play using sensory-integrated activities.
Speech-Language therapy helps to bridge gaps in receptive and expressive language ability in a child. Language intervention happens in a highly communicative environment to stimulate vocabulary.
Weekly Home Programs
Parents can facilitate therapy as no other. We help in recreating the educational environment at home. Children who experience a consistent therapy environment at home and school show better improvement.