Early intervention childhood (EIC) program

 

The focus is on children (0 – 6 years) who are delayed by the normal development framework.

Proper screening and profiling is done and thus an intervention program is tailor made for each child.

Our therapists and education professionals with expertise in ASD provides targeted understanding of

the child’s need and an intervention for the early years in the communication, behaviors, development,

social skills, play, emotional, cognitive ,sensory and adaptive domains are made.

 

Different techniques used are as follows:

  1. Individual Interventions: on social, pre linguistic skills and language, sensory, emotional, cognitive, play skills and adaptive responses. Various goals within these domains are arrived at and worked upon in sessions.

  2. .Family Based Interventions: understanding of the parenting styles and interaction, empowering and involving parents and careers in modification of the stimuli in all existing environments, so as to best help the child learn, apply and consolidate the skills they are acquiring.

Our team at Healing Nest, provides specific child-centered programs developed for the under-6 age group.

Social language & communication therapy

 

Social communication therapy is used to support children who struggle to use their language

in a socially appropriate manner. Social language & communication therapy can be used to

increase children’s understanding and compliance of the unwritten rules of social language.

Social communication therapy can be individualized to cater for each child’s specific difficulties.

We work closely with families and caregivers and help children develop the skills needed to

communicate with others appropriately. Social communication therapy can help children with

social interaction and making meaningful relationships with others.

Things we help with include the following: 

              1.  Children having difficulty with: Using their first word, communicating to you what they

                 want, looking/eye contact with you, playing games like pat-a-cake or Peek-a-boo.

               2.Toddlers having difficulty with: Following simple directions, Understanding new

                 words, using two words together, playing with others.

               3.Preschoolers having difficulty with: Following directions or answering questions,

                using sentences to talk with others, Relating to others, speaking so that others can

                understand them.

              4.For any child who doesn’t relate well to the people around them, Seems not to hear

                well, is stuttering, you think something is not quite right.

 

We provide one to one sessions and group sessions as per the need and the skill set of the child.

When the child comes in, an internal assessment is done to understand the child’s present

developmental milestones. A holistic plan is made to cater the need of the child.

Occupational Therapy

In our pediatric setting, therapists use their expertise to help children prepare for and

perform important learning and developmental activities. This typically includes muscle

strengthening and range of motion of the hands and body, work on bilateral coordination

(using two hands together), motor planning, visual perception skills, and visual motor skills.

It also includes direct practice of the task, often with adaptations or modifications of the fine

motor and self care tasks (cutting, writing, tying shoes) that are difficult for the individual child.

 

We provide both one to one and group sessions according to the child's need.

  1. Sensory Integrations and Praxis (SI).

  2. Motor Skills – Gross and Fine.

  3. Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s).

  4. Integrated Therapeutic Approach.

Neuro developmental treatment (NDT)

 

NDT is a hands-on treatment approach used by our team to enhance the function of children

who have difficulty controlling movement as a result of neurological challenges, such as

cerebral palsy, down syndrome, children with motor development delay, brain insult and any

other neurological dysfunction with children. Our experts properly assess and treat the variety

of neuro-motor problems experienced by these individuals and help these individuals become

as functional and independent as possible. We work collaboratively with individuals, their families

and caregivers, physicians, and other members of the rehabilitation team to develop and

implement a comprehensive treatment program for each person that is based on scientific

principles and current research.

Adolescent counseling

 

It is intended to help adolescents make sense of their feelings and behavior. This can include

traditional talking therapy, or can use other techniques which draw on the expressive nature of

young people- such as art therapy. These proactive and creative strategies can help an

adolescent to thrive in a counseling environment. Some of the issues we frequently work with,

are as following -  School behavior problems, Anxiety, Worry, Panic, Low self-esteem, Social

skills / Friendship issues,

Parental guidance & Counseling

 

Parenting can be satisfying and fulfilling. But it can also be difficult and time-consuming.

Often it is seen parents struggle managing multiple roles like providing consistent care,

professional/personal work, financial difficulties, maintaining adult relationships and then

a child who is difficult to manage. The need to manage the often called “undesired behavior”

of a child, for example: hitting, pushing, excessive running, anger, emotional breakdowns,

 rigidity, emotionally absent and many others, often becomes over whelming on a parents

well-being. We believe that when a child comes at Healing Nest, the family is given the

necessary knowledge, tools, guidance, and most especially support to parents without

bias or judgment. This way, they become more fully equipped to take care of their children.

Dance movement & music therapy

 

Moving is good for the body and mind. The mental and emotional benefits of movement

are plentiful. The same endorphins that make you feel better when moving also help you

concentrate and sleep better, and can help you become more resilient when faced with

the mental or emotional challenges of life. 

Special Education

 

This helps focusing on helping children with disabilities learns. In our pediatric setting,

therapists use their expertise to help children to perform important learning and

developmental activities. This typically includes muscle strengthening and range of motion.

This includes processes involving each child's planning and systematically monitored

arrangement of teaching procedures.

Preschool Program 

 

Preschool program is to help children acquire social skills and learning-related skills. We help with

the developmental milestones of children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave,

and move (like crawling, walking, or jumping). As children grow into early childhood, their world will

begin to open up. They will become more independent and begin to focus more on adults and children

 outside of the family. This typically includes muscle strengthening and range of motion

Group work (Age 2 years and up)

 

We believe that group work plays a major role in bridging the gap and helping them

learn day-to-day issues.

 

Some of the group goals: 

 

1. Language development: This primarily includes Expressive language, which includes

    eye contact, body orientation and speech. Receptive language is the other major bit

    which includes listening skill, instruction following and communication

 

2. Pre-academic development: The focus is on the cognitive development of the child.

    Some of the early learning concepts would be color concept, shapes, numbers, 

    alphabets, sorting, matching etc.

 

3. Social and emotional development: Every child needs to learn to express himself /

     herself to others verbally or non verbally. Our aim would be to enhance self-confidence

     and self-concept of the child and provide the child with various self-help skills to express

     appropriately.

 

4. Physical development: At an early age the child is physically developing immensely.

    We would help them with gross motor difficulties, fine motor difficulties, eating

    difficulties, balance coordination etc.

 

5. Executive functioning: The group will focus on children with Executive functioning

     difficulties like: managing time, attention to a task, difficulty to focus, plan and organize,

     remember details, impulsivity (inappropriate speech or behavior).

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