Child Support Service Chennai - Sree’s Rehabilitation Center

 
 
At Sree’s Rehabilitation Center, we focus on holistic development of the child by multidisciplinary approach which we achieve by providing services like Occupational therapy, Sensory integration, Speech and language therapy, Augmentative and Alternate communication, Special education and Facilitation of social skill and play. 
 
 

Occupational Therapy

 
 
Occupational therapy (OT) is a treatment given by an occupational therapist which focuses on sensory integration, balance, coordination of movement, fine motor skills such as pre – writing, facilitates learning by improving attention concentration and also self – help skills such as eating, drinking, dressing, brushing, toileting etc.
 
 

Sensory integration

 
 
S.I is a therapy designed for children/individuals with sensory integration deficits; focus on improving an individual’s ability to use incoming sensory information (auditory, tactile, smell, vision, taste) appropriately and encourage tolerance of a variety of sensory inputs.
 
 

Speech and language therapy

 
 
Speech/language therapy (SLT) is provided by a speech therapist or speech and language pathologist with the goal of improving an individual’s ability to communicate. This includes verbal and non-verbal communication. The treatment is specific to the individual’s need.
 
 

Augmentative and Alternate communication

 
 
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) includes all forms of communications such as pictures, line drawings, sign language, computer assisted communication, writing etc: that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas.
 
 

Special education

 
 
S.Ed. is the education of students with special needs in a way that addresses the students' individual differences and needs. Ideally, this process involves individually planned and systematically monitored teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials, accessible settings, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs. This is to enable them to achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in school and community than what is available for the student if he/ she have given access to a typical classroom education only.
 
 

Facilitating social skill and play

 
  A social skill is any skill facilitating interaction and communication with others. Social rules and relations are created, communicated, and changed in verbal and non-verbal ways. The process of learning such skills is called socialization.

At SRC, we also focus on improving play skills which facilitates better cognitive development when combined with other therapies. We facilitate use of play materials, equipment, taking turns; also how to communicate their needs and wants.

 
 

Disorders and Difficulties - Child Support Service

 
 
At SRC we focus on all kinds of developmental disabilities and congenital problems.
 
 

Autism

 
 
Autism is a very complex developmental disability which exhibits dysfunctions in communication (verbal and non –verbal), behavior, social skills and play, imagination and thought. This disorder manifests a wide range of variations in the characteristics and is commonly referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder. It affects more boys than girls.
 
 

ADHD

 
 
Attention Deficit hyperactivity disorder is characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, poor attention span and inability to focus. Children are usually impulsive and hyperactive when they are excited. When these symptoms are present for a longer period and affect their daily routine then a diagnosis is made. Boys are more likely to be affected than girls. Diet intervention also helps children with ADHD.
 
 

Speech and language delay

 
 
A diagnosis of speech and language delay is made when the child is not meeting the speech and language milestones appropriate for the child’s age. Though speech and language usually co – exist, they can occur as separate entities also. Speech and language delay is seen with most of the developmental delays.
 
 

Learning difficulty

 
 
Learning difficulty or learning disorder is brain’s inability to receive process, store and retrieve information. It can occur as a separate entity or can be due to certain handicapping conditions. There are specific types of LD such as reading difficulty (Dyslexia), writing difficulty, Math difficulty (Dyscalculalia), Non-verbal Learning difficulty, Auditory processing disorders, Dyspraxia etc.
 
 

Cerebral palsy

 
 
Cerebral Palsy is a disorder of movement, balance and posture. There are different types of CP. Spastic diplegia, Spastic hemiplegia, and Spastic tetraplegia, Ataxic, Athetoid / Dyskinetic. They exhibit difficulties in perception, Cognition, Sensory disturbances, speech and language delay, epilepsy.
 
 

Semantic pragmatic disorder

 
 
Semantic Pragmatic disorder as the name suggests is difficulties pertained to specific aspects of language. Semantics refers to word meaning and pragmatics refers to the social and non- verbal use of language .Hence these children have difficulties in understanding idioms, metaphors, riddles, jokes, body language, maintaining a conversation, topic initiation and do not know what to talk, when to talk, how to talk. It is usually seen with children with high functioning autism, Asperger’s syndrome.
 
 

Stuttering

 
 
Commonly referred to as Stammering is characterized by silent pauses, prolongations, blocks, and repetition of syllables, words or phrases, in short, affects the fluent speech .Symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can be specific to individual, situation or language. It is seen both in children and adults.

Professionals involved in the Intervention of children with developmental disabilities are speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, special educators, psychologists, dieticians, neurologists, pediatricians. Social workers, counselors etc; Improvements depends on various factors such as severity of the problem, time of intervention, co – existing conditions and Family support.

 
 

Sree's Learning Center

 
 
At Sree’s Learning Center, our ultimate goal is to bring children with special needs into the mainstream society by inducting them into normal school. In order to achieve this goal we started Sree's learning centre where we work on school readiness with independency. At Sree's Learning center we help children with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders and slow learners. 

At Sree’s learning center we help the children achieve Independency by improving child’s activities for daily living such as eating, drinking, bathing, toileting and dressing. This is achieved by team effort from the occupational therapists and special educators. Communication is worked by speech and language pathologists along with the other team members. We improve their academic skills using specialized teaching aids and teaching approaches which is worked by qualified special educators. Group skills, play, peer interaction is also targeted and worked thus making them ready for mainstream classroom. We work on extra curricular activities such as music, yoga, skating, arts and crafts, dance, cooking, thus working on prevocational training skills. 

We also work on community rehabilitation by taking these children to supermarket, restaurants and field trips. We conduct regular parental teacher meetings, parental training sessions, and provide home programmes, demonstration therapy and guidance. Parents are well informed about the child's development and up-to-date documentation of each child's assessment, Therapy plans, Individualised Educational Programmes and progress is maintained at Sree’s centre.  

The uniqueness of our Learning centre is we maintain a teacher-student ratio of 1:7 (with a class assistant and helper).
 
 


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