Centre for Child Development and Learning Difficulty

Centre for Child Development and Learning Difficulty

Centre for Child Development and Learning Difficulty has been setup with help of Heart & Hand for Handicapped, NY, USA especially to help students with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder etc.

We undertake Screening and Assessment, Counselling and Specialized training. We also undertake training for Teachers and Parents who can help such students.

We focus on following programmes to get the tangible improvement for the learners.

1) Sensory Integration Therapy (SIT)

Children learn through all the senses they possess. Sensory experiences include touch, movement, body position, vision, smell, taste, sound and pull of gravity. The process of the brain organizing and interpreting this information is called Sensory integration, which is implemented using Brain Gym and Learning Gym. The child is led through a series of exercises that helps him/her to respond accurately and appropriately to his/her senses. SIT also plays a vital role in how well a child develops his/her attention span for all sorts of learning behaviour.

This had a great impact on their task time. Pre and post observations are an innate part of our curriculum here.

2) The Literacy Programme facilitates phonological awareness, vocabulary skills, numeracy skills, comprehension enhancement, structuring sentences, developing reading readiness and encouraging children to think out of the box.

Various ICT based multisensory programs like wordshark, numbershark, toe by toe structured reading manual, units of sound, speed up Kinaesthetic writing program (based on detailed knowledge by occupational therapists) audio-visuals, worksheets, role plays and group interactions were used for that. We aimed at combining benefits of individual needs and independent learning.

 3) Speed Up! Is a carefully structured kinesthetic programme highly recommended by pediatric occupational therapists that focuses on movements to develop handwriting fluency and speed. It promotes writing rhythms and patterns laying emphasis on the fine motor exercises and activities.

4) Emotional Intelligence/ Quotient (EQ) is the level of your ability to understand other people, what motivates them and how to work cooperatively with them. It is responsible for 80% of success in life as it is more important than one's intelligence (IQ). It helps each one of us develop a mature emotional intelligence skill required to understand emotions better and deal with other people. The programme will cover the six areas of Emotional Competency such as Self Awareness, Self-Confidence, Self-Control, Empathy, Motivation and Self-Competency we did this through role plays storytelling discussing moral stories and Art expressive therapy.

 5) The Memory Booster program focuses on improving the memory and retention skills. This ICT based program consists of structured activities that require children to utilize their memory to the maximum. When practiced regularly it can help them gain valuable skills and techniques to help them remember things better throughout their lives. It also uses exercises to enhance the mental alertness and processing.

Customized plans are made for individual learners according to their strengths and weaknesses.