Early Detection Helps Differently – Abled Kids
Lack of awareness about disability can lead to distress for many parents who is having a child with a disability Common special needs include challenges with learning, communication challenges, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, developmental disorders like Autism , Attention deficit hyperactive disorder ,Cerebral palsy, Delayed milestone , Learning disability and other Language and Speech disorder. There are multiple studies showing that early intervention in these children is very helpful, as maximum development of the brain happens till the age of six . These special children needs education in various forms of occupational therapy,speech therapy,psycho therapy and special education.
Special education or special needs education is the education of students with special needs in a way that addresses the students’ individual differences and needs. Ideally, this process involves the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials, accessible settings, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in school and community than would be available if the student were only given access to a typical classroom education.Students with these kinds of special needs are likely tobenefit from additional educational services such as different approaches to teaching, use of technology, a specifically adapted teaching area, or resource room. “
These special set ups provide individualized education, addressing specific needs. Along with that it is having facilities that enhance development in children, for instance – soft play areas, sensory rooms etc. The whole set up effectively communicates abstract thoughts of children to their mentors. The communication gap can be filled with the help of mediums such as sign language, Braille etc. Games and other activities like dance, drama, music, and art and craft must be given equal importance to nurture all aspects of the
personality like cognitive, physical etc.
Timely diagnosis and intervention by parents ,teachers and doctors will help them significantly improve their self –esteem ,academic achievement and to grow just like any other normal child .if such care is not taken , it can not only spoil ones human life but renders him/her miserable and dependent for their entire life with a vision to enable each such child to blossom , the new cherry blossom has been started as an intervention and therapy center for first time in dwarka who works with children having ADHD,ADD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, processing disorders and speech related disorders
Dr Ashok Nehra