Rehabilitation Therapy Services
Akshadhaa Foundation Rehabilitation therapy unit follows multi-disciplinary approach where Occupational therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech therapist and Special Educator work in a collective way, share and update their observation, assessment and therapy plan for each child. This helps to maintain consistent therapeutic plan and assess the progress.
The occupational therapy unit majorly focuses on to develop skills for hand writing, fine motor hand function, daily living skill and functional skills. To learn these skills child need postural stability, hand and finger muscle strength, eye to hand coordination, bilateral hand coordination and sensory diet. In occupational therapy unit we assess and target the child’s sensory issues. This helps in removal of barriers to learning and helps the child become more calm and more focused.
The vocation age group of children are taught in-hand manipulation of small objects, use of different tools and isolation of fingers. These skills help them to learn vocational skills like computer, stitching, jewelry making, paper bag making, manipulation of bunch of keys and more. These skills make the children more independent in their daily and vocational life
In our physical therapy unit we use wider range of treatment techniques, approaches, procedures in order to meet the physical demand of the children. The primary aim of physiotherapy is to restore the normal range of movement and function, dealing with both the gross motor and finer motor aspects. Specifically at Akshadhaa we follow a structured protocol. The protocol in general involves:
We at Akshadhaa cater to improve the speech and language skills of the child to age appropriate levels. The treatment primarily depends on the child’s mode of communication that is verbal and non-verbal communication while strengthening the muscles of the mouth for easy movements making sure that no aspect of the body hinders communication. The therapy is completely individualized based on the child’s needs. We work together with the child in a fun and exciting way to achieve the goals.
For non-verbal communication therapy, we use specified therapy techniques such us sing language, voice output and picture system like AAC and PECS. The other major area we focus is upon the articulation of sounds where we try to get the child to imitate speech sounds for highly preferred object with imitative non speech sounds and oro motor movements. In our speech therapy unit we follow a standardized assessment procedure and tools to find out the child’s receptive and expressive language age.
Special Education uses Incidental teaching, using behaviour principles of ABA within natural learning contexts. The therapists create tangible teaching learning materials which support the cognitive development and comprehension of the subject matter. The structured teaching method helps to develop the independent response and functioning which are very much needed qualities for the children in the vocation training stage.
The combination of different modalities of arts like rhythm, music, visual arts, sensory games, sports and physical fitness bring varieties and create comprehensive curriculum which we have researched and included in the school program, to bring motivation towards learning for our children.