We are passing through an era where has rapid changes in the concept and understanding of the child and child development is taking place. A child learns through experience. These early experiences are nothing but interactions of the child with the environment. These form the initial patterns of learning and behaviour which form the foundation to further learning. Combinations and permutations of this basic knowledge leads to complex learning, increased intelligence and adaptive behavior. On the contrary the child with handicap is unable to interact with the environment. This blocks the process of interaction of the children.
These children are at higher risk for secondary deprivation. All these may culminate in social and emotional handicaps adding further to the existing problems. It is a well known fact that these effects can be minimized or prevented if problems are identified early and the early intervention programs are initiated.
Above all, to meet the demands of these At-Risk Children, "Dakshinya Bhava Samithi" started Early Intervention Centre for at risk Children in the year 1998 -1999 with 7 Children
The Early Intervention programs at Dakshinya provide individualized care and training, that help the child to achieve full potential. These programs are of following nature:-
Aims and objectives of Dakshinya Early Intervention center:
01. Acceleration of rate of development in the child.
02. Acquisition of new behavior / skills by the child
03. Increased independent functioning of the child
04. Early detection and prevention of secondary handicaps.
05. Minimize effects of handicapping conditions.
06. Render assistance to parents and family members in coping skills and understanding their child better.
Dakshinya Early Intervention Center is meant for
* Infants and Children at increased environmental risk( e.g.: low socioeconomic status, single parent, broken homes).
* Infants and Children at increased biological risk (e.g.: Prematurely, low birth weight, asphyxia etc,)
* Infants and children with established developmental delays, deviation and disabilities.