The Delhi Society for the Welfare of Special Children, New Delhi is a voluntary organisation established in the year 1965 to cater to children with mental retardation. The organisation aims to provide complete rehabilitation for these children from education and therapies to vocational training and job opportunity. The services are also provided to children with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, ADHD, ADD, etc belonging to weaker economic section of the society. Regular parent training, seminar and workshops are also conducted by faculty of the training institute.
1. Okhla Centre Special School:
It is one of the oldest day care centre in Delhi which provide educational and therapeutic services to mentally retarded children. The children are categorised based on chronological age and level of functioning. It has also introduced National Institute of Open School curriculum to provide flexibility in education to students.
2. Vocational Training Centre:
The students who graduate from special school are provided with vocational training in candle making, printing, making covers, masala making, packaging, etc. so that they can earn their living in the society. The centre presently pays stipend to nearly 70 students of age 18-40years, providing them with a sense of satisfaction and self-worth.3. Teacher’s Training Institute:
The Institute offers a 2 years correspondence B.Ed course in special education recognised by Indira Gandhi National Open University. Various other diploma and postgraduate courses in special education are also offered to special educators, psychologists and rehabilitation professionals.
4. Diagnostic and Counselling Clinic:
Children with special needs are evaluated in academic, psychological, interpersonal attitudes and are provided with various rehabilitation remedies by a team of multi-disciplinary professionals consisting of pediatricians, psychologists, speech therapists, etc.
5. NURTURE- Intensive Therapeutic Programme:
This programme involves services provided to children with severe mental retardation and to children in transition, from respite care to mainstream. It also includes intensive therapeutic and behavioural intervention giving them a chance towards rehabilitation.
6. FLYER – Early Intervention Unit:
This program provides services to infants and toddlers from birth to 4 years of age who have developmetal delays or are at risk for such delays and preventing developmental risk at later stages.
7. PAHAL- An integrated learning programme:
This project caters to children with special needs, learning, reading, writing problems who are given special attention through effective technique of teaching using modern tools. Special attention is given on Language Development, Personal, Social, Emotional Development, Mathematical Understanding, General Awareness, Career Counselling and Training.
Assessment Early Intervention
Home Programmes for Parents
Monthly Group discussion
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