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Our intervention services to children and adolescents who are visually impaired (birth – 18 years of age) enable them to minimize developmental delays and achieve desired educational goals. It gives them the skills and confidence to compete as equals in a sighted world. Intervention is mostly done on a one-on-one basis in the child’s home or pre-school or in an early intervention centre in the area.
Intervention program is designed based on the age of the child:
Early Intervention Program:
Children who are below the age of 6 years fall under the early intervention category, where one of the child’s primary caregivers is involved in the intervention program. The objective is to provide service to infants and toddlers and their parents as early as possible to ensure that the children reach their developmental milestones. This will in turn ease the process of getting the child into the general education setting.
The playway method is used to help the child learn the necessary skills in the following developmental areas.
In addition to the above, a child around 2 years is taught Pre-Braille skills that mostly involve learning to identify and be comfortable touching/feeling various textures. This skill makes it easy when the child learns Braille at a later stage.
Parental Reinforcement: Reinforcing what is learnt in the class is very vital and the parents/care-givers are shown how to replicate all the exercises at home.