Aakaar Child Development Center
The Aakaar Child Development Center at Navi Mumbai is one of its kind centre providing a multidisciplinary approach towards the special needs of children.
Aakaar Child development Center adheres to a philosophy of love and acceptance of the child and the use of a highly individualized, structured program for each child. Through its various intervention programmer, the centre offers an eclectic mix of behaviour based methods and structured teaching. Elements of TEACCH, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Neurodevelopment Therapy, Sensory Integration, Handwriting Remediation, Verbal Behavior Analysis (VBA), various forms of Assisted and Augmentative Communication (AAC) including Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) are a part of the methods used. The different kinds of programs offered by the centre are:
The Assessment: The intervention program begins with an extensive assessment process. A detailed assessment report is provided along with a recommended program plan detailing the various therapy programs that are beneficial to the child.
Early Intervention Centre– Aakaar recognizes the importance of intensive early intervention for young children across various developmental difficulties. Early intervention is a preschool setting for children with special needs to maximize their potential of reaching normal development and inclusive education. While these children share a common diagnostic label, each has individual needs. The setting will provide specialised group intervention by an OT, ST, and Special Educator for children between 2 to 6 yrs of age who are at risk for any kind of disability.
Individualized Outreach program – this program consists of individualized one on one intensive sessions of occupational therapy, speech therapy and special Education as per the child current level of functioning. The therapy schedules are planned to help with smooth and coordinated transitions from one therapy to the next.