Facility Of Therapy

Children with brain damage face challenges such as difficulty in speech, walking, muscle control, hands-eyes coordination, hyper activity, lack of concentration and learning disability. Therefore apart from teaching and training, multiple remedial therapies are to be given for overall development of the child.
Institute offers following therapies to children:

  • Speech Therapy

  • Physio Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Social Therapy

  • Sensory Therapy

  • Music Therapy

  • Play Therapy

Speech Therapy:

This is a remedial therapy for problems related to language and speech. This therapy includes training/treatment for
1. improper use of words
2. Unclear pronunciation
3. Speech with incomplete words
4. Inability to speak complete meaningful sentences
5. Repeatedly speaking same words/sentences
6. Stammering
7. Stuttering
Speech therapist provide treatment after complete observation and evaluation which include:

  • Checking up of speech related organs

  • Voice

  • Flow of speech

  • Way of speaking and talking

  • Pronunciation of “swar” and “vyanjan” (Vowels and Consonant)

  • Concentration

  • Comprehension and communication

  • Drooling problem

  • Number of words and sentences known to the child etc…

Physio Therapy:

In this therapy, students are provided treatment through exercise. These include-
1. Gripping with coordination
2. Deformity correction
3. Muscular weakness
4. Gait training
5. Weight reduction
6. Free joint movement
Physio therapy for C.P. children:
In C.P. children mainly physical development and mental development get delayed so they are provided with exercises such as-

  • Stretching

  • Gait training

  • Vibration(for spastic)

  • Exercise for normal development pattern

These help the children to become self-dependent.
“ Medicine adds years in life, Physiotherapy adds life to years”

Occupational Therapy:

For children with cerebralpalsy and delayed development, a variety of training and exercise is required.

Therefore in the institute physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist and special teachers are available who provide different therapies to children to enable their overall development.

In occupational therapy, work is done on different organs of body for

  • Sensitizing different senses

  • Muscles of face and mouth

  • For regularizing and improving breathing

  • Head and neck muscles

  • Back muscles

  • Muscles of stomach

  • Muscles of hands

  • Muscles of legs and feets

  • For A. D.L.

  • For development of intelligence quotient

Senses sensed by different sensory organs such as skin, ears, eyes, nose, tongue, vestibuls(tubes behind ears), dynesthetic(nerves in muscles andjoint) is made to reach to brain through this therapy

Drinking water using straw
Blowing
For muscles tubular organs leading to stomach

Modified matsyasan
Brahmamudra
Colling exercise

Shoulder rotation
Exercise to fill bottle with water
Playing with sand

Toilet training
Self-dressing skills
Eating related training
Travelling related training

Music Therapy:

Music therapy helps handicapped sick persons improve physical, mental health, increase focus and concentration, enhance socializing.

Music helps singing and playing different instruments.
Music therapy can be

  • Active Music Therapy

  • Passive Music Therapy

Active Music Therapy:In this type along with the therapist, the child also gets involved in playing various musical instruments, singing and dancing.
Passive Music Therapy:Child doesnot get physically involved in the music played by the therapist.

Above music therapy is given individually as well as in group. The programme is designed considering the level, need and interest of the students.

Music therapy helps in development of following skills:

Child learns how to behave with others, respect others, etc.
Child learns to coordinate and adjust with others
Patience
Child learns to express self by talking in a group
Learns to express needs
Learns to follow instructions
Learns to follow social rules and regulations
Learn self-respect and self-reliance

  • Child learns to focus
  • Memory improves, learns to remember different works assigned
  • Learning sequences- child learns to remember places and ordering such as
    • session timetable
    • routine work
    • speech/song

Keeping the instruments property
Taking and keeping back from proper place
Sitting at the place assigned
Maintenance of instrument

Holding the stick
Playing the drum
Playing keyboard
Playing jhanz
Playing guitar
Playing table and dholak

Walking
Running
Spinning
Sitting
Jumping
dancing

Music therapy helps the child to overcome the negative emotions such as anger, violence. sadness. It helps the student to remain happy and ever smiling.
It also helps the students to understand the emotions like love, affection, encouragement, safety precautions etc.

Social Therapy:

Social therapy is given to children above 14 years of age. Children with retardation from border line to mild, moderate and severe all are included in this therapy.

Benefits of social therapy-
Social therapy starts with inclusion of children in dayto day activities and other family functions and individual care. This helps in improving behavior problem of children. The main benefits are listed above:

  • Child learns to do his own work. It helps in enhancing self-confidence and self-respect.

  • Child is able to create space for himself in family and society and become helpful for family

  • Child’s behavioral and life skills develop and he is able to spend his timecreatively

Social therapy activities:

  • Cleaning, wiping, arranging utensilsproperly

  • Washing, drying and folding clothes

  • Cleaning furniture

  • Broomimg and wiping

  • Buying and selling

Sensory Therapy:

This therapy is useful in awakening of brain neurons. Different senses reach the brain and child learns to react to different senses
Different senses related trainings are as given below-

  • For children having CP, ADHD, OCD, Low vision and dislike for touch

  • For children having habit of walking at night

  • By using different attractive pictures, children are given concepts of small-big, above-below, thick-thin, empty-fulletc.

  • By giving visual concept of planetarium(stars), autistic and hyper active children are helped to enhance their capacity to focus on an object.

Yoga Therapy

Yoga is not just an exercise, it is a way to connect once mind with almighty. Yoga opens ups the path to meet the god. One of the activities is ‘yogasan’. These exercises are extremely important for body and mind.

Yogasans are to be done methodically with ease, following the norms and proper guidance. By performing these exercises, body becomes strong and joints work smoothly.

A yogasan comprises of

  • yam

  • niyam

  • asan

  • pranayam

  • pratyahar

  • dharan

  • dhyan

  • samadhi

Psychologists also accept that power of concentration increases in those students who have peaceful minds. Several methods are available in yoga for calming of mind. Some of these methods are done by children here in the school.

Yog is useful in curing different types of diseases, disabilities and weaknesses.Things to remember while doing yogasan.

  • yogasan should be done after taking bath.

  • It should be done in a clean, plain, airy and open place

  • While doingyogasan, one must not take and should maintain complete silence

  • Children should be given clear instruction in single language.

  • Children should not wear tight clothes while doing yogasan

First the children do pranayama after that they perform yogasan and other yogic activities.

Pranayama

  • Ohm pranayama

  • Anulomvilompranayama

Yogic Activities

  • Activities of eyes/exercise of moving eyeballs

  • Moving neck

  • Moving tongue

Aasan

  • Padmasana

  • Bhujangasan

  • Karnapeedasan

  • Chalerasan

  • Sheershasan

  • Vajrasan

  • Yogmudrasan

  • Sampadasan

  • Tadasan

  • Hastapadasan

  • Konasan

  • Shavasan

  • Suryanamskar

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