Criteria for Selection
Individuals with very low intelligence or multiple handicaps (physical, visual, auditory, epilepsy, etc) but :
The Children & Training
Training for the children starts at 8am and ends at 1 pm on weekdays. Some children who are more advanced have additional training sessions from 2-4pm. On Saturdays, group training is from 8am to 12 noon.
The following activities are covered:
Toileting, Eating, Dressing.
Walking, Balancing, Patterning, Stretching & Strengthening Exercises, Sensory Integration Exercises.
Musical Instruments, Ball Pay, Massage, Parachute, Therapy Equipment, Music/Singing.
Listening Skills, Sorting Shapes & Colours, Communication. Teachers are equipped with individual tablet computers as part of their teaching kits.
This is a room to relax the body, mind and soul. The Snoezelen Room is equipped with an ambiance and accessories that have been specially designed to stimulate all the five primary basic senses of touch, sight, smell, taste and sound. A session on this specialized room renders the child more receptive to other ensuing training activities.
Every child has an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) depending on the severity of his or her disabilities, on their learning potential. The program is drawn based on the types of skills required by the child covering the above activities and reviewed every three to six months. There is also a Saturday training program called the Living Skills Group (LSG) that caters to those children who have been weaned off the IEP. There are currently 9 students who come to SSMH every Saturday for exercise, social interaction as well as learning basic living skills.
Children who have graduated from the above training program and those who are unable to attend our Training Centre due to various reasons are placed under Home Visitation Program (HVP) where programs are drawn to be carried out at their own homes. Visits are made at regular intervals by the teachers to assess the child’s progress and review the activities deemed necessary.
Enable the Disabled; Translate Disability into Ability.
- Dr. Veena Kumari.
Individual Education Program (IEP)
The disabled child attending the Day Care and Training Centre receives an individualized education program based on his/her learning abilities. This program is drawn based on the type of skills the child requires in 5 basic areas.
Self Help Skills
Language and communication skills
Living Skills Group (LSG)
The older child who has been weaned off the IEP is put on a weekly program to ensure continuity in their training and development. The Living Skills Group focuses on teaching teens and young adults the basic self-help skills needed for daily living such as household cleaning, gardening, social interaction and exercises. It aims to develop a degree of independence in the students. This is basically a social group where the disabled are given the opportunity to interact with each other and to practise the skills learned.