PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

sitting tolerance, orientation & movement, gross & fine motor skills, bladder control

LANGUAGE SKILLS

survival words, self-expression

FUNCTIONAL LEARNING

basic literacy & numeracy, currency use, time concepts, prevocational tasks


Our training programme is specially designed and delivered, based on each child’s age, abilities and needs. It is one of the three parts that go into the Individualised Education Programme prepared for each member of our Centre.

As one can tell from the sample curricula above, training for intellectually disabled children and adults has goals and milestones that are entirely different from the primarily cognitive goals set for neurotypical young people. The pace of change is correspondingly different. To illustrate, here is Sujith’s story:

Sujith, came to us with low sitting tolerance and difficulty taking in visual input and committing to memory. For instance, he struggled with recalling even two of four pictures like Dog, Cat, Cow, and Monkey. We discovered that if only one picture card is presented to him at a time he is able to name them all. When a new card is introduced, he needs to stay with that new picture and name for several weeks before the next one. Now, to help him without overwhelming his ability, we will increase the array size to 2 over a few months. This helps Sujith feel more confident, and helps him comply with instructions. Today, we have a changed Sujith who is much calmer, has a significantly improved sitting tolerance and attention span.