Individualised Education Programme

Children passing through the portals of FAME are meticulously
enrolled to ensure that we can be the best fit for each child. Over the
years we have perfected the enrolment process by keeping it simple
yet efficient
The first step towards joining the FAME family is an exhaustive assessment, carried out by a five member team in the areas of Speech, Physical Therapy, Medico Social, Occupational Therapy and Psychiatry. This enables the FAME team to accurately understand the unique needs of the child.

The Assessment is then followed up by an interview of the child and his/her family. This provides us with a deeper understanding of the child's environment and background as this interview is carried out in his/her home.

The final step is an Empowerment Plan, with the guidance of our sister concern, FAME Swavalambana, we try to inculcate entrepreneurial skills customised to each child's needs and capabilities

The FAME Belief

Every individual has strengths
Every individual can learn if we know how to teach
Parents & Families involvement and support is the key to habilitation process Families are the treasure trove
Every individual learns
at his/her own pace

The FAME Approach


At FAME we provide a holistic education program which includes in house therapists, special educators and counsellors. This ensures that the overall growth and development of a child is better and faster.


Our Programs
This is a home management programme extended to parents of children with neuro developmental disabilities in the age group of 0-6 yrs. The emphasis here is to equip parents with the skills that will enhance skills of eating, toileting, gross motor, fine motor and cognitive development of the children. The multidisciplinary team consisting of the Special Educator, Speech therapist, Physiotherapist, Occupation Therapist and Social worker train parents to become co therapists.

This unit prepares children for pre schooling skills. The students engage in activities such as learning concepts of colors, shapes, sizes, numbers, pre reading and pre writing and play skills.

This program caters to young children in the age group of 6 years to 13 years. The emphasis is on training the students in gross motor and fine motor skills, activities of daily living, development of pre reading, pre writing, number concepts and play skills.

A programme that lay emphasis on functonal academics specifically for children who show an aptitude in academics, along with shopping and pre vocatonal skills. The students are taught skills which are relevant to their lives and which will enable them to lead an independent life to the maximum extent possible.

The programme is divided into 3 stages based on the assessed capabilites of students in the age group of 14 to 18 years. The students are taught functonal academics along with the following vocational actvites weighing, measuring, paper bag making, needle work, paintng, photocopying, scanning, lamination and data entry.



Therapy Services at FAME


Our professional physiotherapists make sure the child gets the motor exercise they need to maintain and develop their abilities and prevent deformation.A team of speech therapists and pathologists work with the child to better their communication skills both one-on one and in groups, based on their individual capabilities and needs.

This is a commonly used term that actually comprises of three parts – Speech Therapy, Language Therapy and Communication Therapy. Speech Therapy addresses motor problems involving the oral structures (lips, tongue, teeth, palate, nasal cavity, breathing mechanism), where the child is unable to produce speech sounds or cannot produce them clearly.
Language Therapy addresses cognitive (thinking) problems involving listening, paying attention, understanding, memory, organizing thought etc., where the child can speak but not in sentences, makes grammatical mistakes, has difficulty learning new words, and reading.
Communication Therapy addresses social problems involving interest to interact, adapting to people and the environment, where the child can speak but only when he chooses to, doesn’t follow instructions, avoids people, answers irrelevantly etc. Alternate and augmentative communication skills are introduced to those who are non verbal

Individuals with developmental disabilities have difficulties in the areas of sensory motor skills, like gross motor and fine motor skills, posture, muscle strength, joint mobility and stability, balance/coordination, mobility and ADL skills. One or many of these difficulties jeopardize the child’s participation at home, school or the community. Physiotherapy aims to maintain, improve/enhance and restore the functional ability and the quality of life (QOL) of persons with disabilities (PWD). Significant emphasis is laid upon the mechanical and environmental constraints of movement to make them more purposeful and energy efficient. The physiotherapists along with other team members evaluates, and plans out treatment programs that is suitable for school ,home environment and the community.

Mobility – Activities like rolling, crawling, supported walking using railings or a rollator, and wheel chair mobility are part of this training. These activities make them more independent in moving around their environment and in turn improves their cognitive and exploratory skills.


Sensory processing/integration - Activities on the swing, trampoline, ball pool etc are carried out to help children who have sensory processing difficulties (tactile, vestibular and proprioception).

Balance /Coordination - (Motor Skill Training) Activities like crossing over obstacles to reach a destination ,climbing stairs, jumping, hopping and ball playing are to name a few. Activities like crossing over obstacles reduce secondary injuries and help them in their inclusion at school, home, work place and community

Joint mobility and stability - These are carried over to prevent/slow down the occurrence of contractures and deformities of all the joints, to enhance mobility and augment a stable posture to perform functional skills

ADL skills - Activities of daily living like undressing, dressing, feeding, and other grooming skills are carried out with the help of the other team members of the multidisciplinary team and the parents. For children and young adults with cerebral palsy great care is taken on their posture and emphasis is laid upon the mechanical and environmental constraints of movement to make them more purposeful and energy efficient
Leisure activities are done as part of group activities so that there is a scope for learning from peers and making it more fun than dull and unexciting. They are done to improve motor, and cognitive and functional academic skills wherein there is a reinforcement of skills learnt during class activities.

Empowering the Child's Ecosystem

We do understand how parents feel, knowing that the child has a mental challenge and having to care for them every day. Our seasoned counsellors help parents come to terms with the situation and guide them as to how they can better interact with the child and resolve past issues

The FAME IEP Evaluation

As a part of the IEP , the special educators along with the parents set quarterly goals for the child based on their physical and mental progress. At the end of quarter, every child is evaluated against their IEP goals. This is a process that we follow very diligently at FAME and as s result we nopw have a beautiful history of progress for each of our students

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Financials

How we spend your money We want you to know exactly how we spend the hard earned money that you have donated to us. To this end we are in the process of digitising all our financial records and annual reports, which can then be accessed by anyone anywhere. Once we are done the following will be available  for view here:

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Contact Us

We are located here

No.156, 36th Cross

2nd Main Road, Jayanagar 7th Block

Bangalore - 560 082

Karnataka, India

Phone: 80 - 2244 6622

Fax: 80 - 2244 6623

E-mail: friends@fameindia.org