Identify the type of disability
- Visual Impairment: Total vision impairment or Low Vision limited sight that interferes with daily activities.
- Hearing Impairment: fully or partially deaf; from birth or later due to accident
- Loco Motor Disability: disability of the bones, joints muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy
- Intellectual Disability: It is a disability characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social and practical adaptive skills.
- Mental Illness: It is also known as emotional illness, mental disease or mental disorder.
- Cerebral palsy: Is a group of disorders that can involve brain and nervous system functions, such as movement, learning, hearing, speech, seeing and thinking.
- Autism: Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the normal development of brain and impairs social and communication skills.
- Learning Disabilities: A condition giving rise to difficulties in acquiring knowledge and skills to the normal level expected of those of the same age; also includes Dyslexia, slow learning, etc.
- Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a group of related disorders characterized by a tendency for recurrent seizures.
This step is to identify the exact disability in a child or adult; whether it is a simple or complex or compound one; and mild, moderate or severe. It is an important step to start clinical care of a person with disability. Accordingly we put “Assessment Process” as heart of our approach to build action plans around the individual needs. Before beginning the enrolling process, the person with disability will be assessed to identify his / her present condition. This assessment will be carried out by a team of clinical psychologist, social worker, occupational / physio / speech therapists and a special educator with their parents / legal guardians through case study of birth & further milestones, discussions, medical tests, clinical evaluations, etc. On completion of the assessment, a report is made describing the methods followed in assessment, the results of the assessment, the needs of the person assessed and the future actions plan.
The assessment report will be discussed with the parents / legal guardians. This process helps us to understand their strengths and weaknesses before we consider admitting the person to the relevant stage of rehabilitation programme. This assessment also helps us to plan out actions required to improve their existing strengths and address their weaknesses. This assessment at the outset is considered vital as each person with disability has unique set of problems and situations. On admission of the person and as per drawn out action plan it is likely that the person would undergo counseling, administration of therapies, training, observations, skills training and employment.