Center for Therapy


Therapeutic services worked closely with the, CSE Home Management Clinic and the Outreach programmes in delivering a range of services to children with multiple disabilities. These services include Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Aquatic therapy, speech therapy and Equine therapy. The objective of these services is to focus on delivering comprehensive rehabilitative services & promoting functional independence of the special needs children and young adults.


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Physiotherapy
The physiotherapy services worked for medico- social rehabilitation using various technical inputs for promoting functional goals for the multiply disabled children providing individual sessions, Group sessions and family training sessions. The therapeutic intervention focused on development of the functional abilities through physiotherapy techniques, closely working with occupational therapy and speech therapy units to enhance the prognosis with a multidisciplinary approach.
The facilities present in the physiotherapy centre were also utilized by other physiotherapy colleges for the clinical posting of under graduate students, planned according to their curriculum. The staff was also actively involved in conducting various workshops and staff development programme.

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Aquatic therapy
Started in the month of October 2011. The therapy pool is customized for the use of children with disability, one of its kinds in Rajasthan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Occupational Therapy
The Occupational Therapy unit delivered its services with a trained and qualified occupational therapist working as part of a multidisciplinary team. The services included individual assessment, treatment, sensory integration and early intervention, focusing on promoting skill development thus facilitating independence in all daily living activities. The unit also worked towards assessing, evaluating and recommending adaptive modifications of the mobility aids and postural aids.
An international summer internship program in collaboration with Boston University (U.S.) was conducted for the Boston University occupational therapy interns. Five interns in two batches underwent a one month internship program during July and August under the supervision of the therapy department.

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Sensory Integration
Sensory Integration therapy was conducted under the guidance of the Occupational therapist, in a customized and well equipped sensory integration unit. This facility helps to optimize the sensory imbalances present in the children and young adults with developmental disability mainly in Autism Spectrum Disorder. The therapy conducted individual sessions, group sessions and class room sessions, to integrate sensory stimulation and its responses, with a view to enhance motor functions.

 

 

 

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Equine therapy
One more facility was added to the present therapeutic service at Disha . Equine therapy is done in collaboration and support of the 61 Calvary at the Army Campus. The therapy is aimed to enhance multisensorial approach in the children for betterment of their function and over all rehabilitation. Equine therapy is a form of physical & occupational therapy in which a therapist uses the characteristic movements of a horse to provide carefully graded motor and sensory input. A foundation is established to improve neurological function and sensory processing, which can be generalized to a wide range of daily activities. 22 children in two batches of two went to the army campus each week for the therapy.

 

 

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Speech therapy
Speech therapy unit worked cohesively with the CSE to address the needs of children with disability. The service mainly focused in assessing and treating children with speech, language and communication difficulty. The oromotor problems with eating and swallowing were also addressed. The services of the unit were delivered by a qualified speech therapist who addressed different areas of disorders such as disarticulation, dysfluency, voice disorders, oromotor rehabilitation, issues related to feeding.
Regular therapy sessions were conducted, parental counseling was done to develop and carry a home based intervention program. The unit addressed referrals from CSE, home management and early identification.