Iravamai Vendum 4 : Tamil Documentry short Film
Kakkum karangal : Sivasakthi homes
Produced & Directed by Adhikaalai.com
Day care services
Home bound programs
Future Plans in the next 3-5 year span
Build fully equipped residential and day care homes
Put up Vocational Training Workshops
Introduce new and effective devices and learning methods
Start more centers especially in rural areas
Develop a network of similar 'homes' to facilitate sharing of resources
Build up infrastructure, both Social & technical, to eradicate mental retardation in generations to come
Residential care Top
Residential care is provided to few selected children in a homely atmosphere. The children are selected based on their family background, socio-economic condition of the families and other factors, which are essential to place a mentally retarded child in a residential care center. Children are given training in activities of daily living for helping the child to develop the skills needed to deal independently with his basic daily needs like toilet training, personal grooming e.g. wiping his own running nose, brushing his own teeth, bathing himself dressing up and so on. Functional academics helps to realize the color concept number concept, money concept etc.
Day care services Top
Day care service is preferred since the child can have the care and comfort of parents and at the same time get professional guidance from specially qualified staff on self-development. Children are given training in activities of daily living for helping the child to develop the skills needed to deal independently with his basic daily needs.
Special education Top
Special Education programs are conducted in a systematic manner to impart basic skills in communication, self care, home living, social skills, community use, self direction, health and safety, functional academics, leisure time activities, physiotherapy, speech therapy, music therapy and Reikhi. Children are also given vocational training considering their mental and physical age.
Home bound programs Top
Parents of mentally retarded kids are used to giving over protection or neglecting the kids. Society looks down upon them as a burden in all sense. Since most of these kids show low intelligence and many behavior problems their families prefer to put them in residential homes. Later these kids find it very difficult in interacting with their families. To create an atmosphere conducive for integration of these children with the family homebound programs are conducted. Specially trained staff visits families and gives guidance to family members on helping the child to improve. Integration of these children with the family is our dream.