The Proposed project is for the rehabilitation of the Children with Deaf/dumb & Multiple Disabilities. At present there is no institution carrying out rehabilitation for the deaf/dumb/MD children in the District or State. The only rehabilitation is the home-based rehabilitation programme by Sabarmathi Social Seva Sangam Tamil Nadu. The rural areas of Avinashi block, Tirupur are so remote that the chances of rehabilitation of the disabled children are grim. Though the literacy rate is low.
The only rehabilitation is the home-based rehabilitation program by us in Avinashi block, Tirupur are so remote that the chances of rehabilitation of the disabled children are grim. People have no idea on what kind of intervention can be given to such group of children. Even now the deaf/dumb/MD children are put in either school for the deaf, blind or MRand later terminated from there, due to their dual/multi sensory loss. Because of the ignorance even the professionals and the clinicians idea
1.To continue to develop the Child's present level of functioning in cognitive, speech and language, psychological, motor and self help skills through Primary Education. 2.To provide stimulation in the necessary areas and to develop the various functional skills of the child and make him/her independent to whatever capacity he can be. 3.To train the mother as caregiver by providing her with necessary skill training to be practiced on the child in day-to-day activities.
The focus of the center will not only be on the child but also the parents. The centre-based training will not be provided in isolation, as is usually done. But in our project, the training is based on expressed needs of the parents. Accordingly the programme for any child will be planned in partnership with the parents. The parents will observe and many times work hand in hand with the educators. In the process, the educators and other professionals hand over the skills to the parents.