Centre for Assessment and Therapy (OPD Unit)
The centre for Assessment and Therapy (popularly known as OPD unit) is the entry point for the children with special needs. The focus is to assess the problems of the child (diagnose the disability and its severity). The objective is to address the problems of the children through appropriate intervention programs.
Assessment includes consultation and diagnosis of the problem reported along with psychiatric, psychological, special educational, speech and language, sensory integration and occupational guidance.
It also conducts some tests which includes screening tests of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention deficit hyperactive disorder; Educational tests comprising Intelligence Quotient, Specific Learning Disability, Personality tests consisting of Thematic Apperception Test, Children’s Apperception Test, Rorschach Ink Blot Test and many more psychological tests.
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Along with the above mentioned assessments other services offered are:
- Child and Parental Counseling
- Dance and music
- Art and Craft
- Games and Outdoor activities
- Sensory Integration (Extended Programme)
- Self help skills
- During the current year we have introduced an extended programme on Sensory Integration for children with Sensory Processing Disorder and Hyperactivity.
The different regular classes are:
- Early Intervention Mixed Group
- Early Intervention Autism
- Early Intervention (EI) Downs
We have the facility of package programmes for those children who cannot take the daily therapies due to the distance and other factors. To cope with, we provide them with therapies for three to five consecutive days and home based strategies are provided to the parents as a part of the therapies.
During the year 2015-2016 the assessment wing assessed and diagnosed the following categories of disabilities and impairments.
|DISABILITIES||NO. OF CASES|
|Autism Spectrum Disorder||200|
|Intellectual impairment with epilepsy||14|
|Intellectual impairment with autistic traits||10|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder||23|
|Expressive Speech Disorder||9|
|Total No. of Cases||442|
OTHER PURSUITS OF THE DEPARTMENT
This year we organized a workshop for parents on AUTISM AND MANAGEMENT OF AUTISITC CHILDREN.
One of our esteemed resource person was Ms. Indrani Basu who has wide exposure in this field and deals with the management of autistic children.
ASSESSMENT DETAILS (2015-2016)
|Dyslexia Screening Tests||5|
|Childhood Autism Rating Scale||5|
|Connor’s Parent Rating Scale||15|
|Other personality tests||2|
|Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule||3|
FEEDBACK RECEIVED FROM THE PARENTS
“A benevolent institution with a noble mission; helping the special children with special education programme,helping them gradually to be included in the main stream system. The faculties are cooperative; guidance provided by them is definitely helpful. Last but not the least, we are elated to be a part of this institution and appreciate the package system educational programme”
Parents of Deep Chowdhury, Alipurduar
“My son was first diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorder in 2015 and his treatment started from the same year. It's been one year my son is receiving training and during this period he has started talking in sentences and we are immensely satisfied with the process. Thanks and regards to the whole team of Manovikas Kendra. We are truly grateful to the efforts rendered by you all”
Parents of Swastik Sarkar, Alipurduar
“My daughter is studying in your school for last two years and I am pleased by seeing my daughter's improvement. I am sure that this improvement will continue with your proper guidance and teaching methods.”
Parents of Monsikha Rakshi,
Ms. Sweta Sonthalia Sah
Presented a research paper in the Centenary Conference An international event organized by Department of Psychology and Department of Applied Psychology. The topic of the research paper was “Role of Music Intervention Programme in Positive Behavioral Outcomes in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”
Attended a session on “Ideas that matter In Disability work” organized by Pradip Centre for Autism management in association with the Hans Foundation and Keystone Human Services International.
Attended a workshop on “Psychoanalysis: A journey from classical to contemporary Perspectives” organized by Department of Psychology, West Bengal State University.
Presented a lecture on “Stress Management” for the parents organized by Outpatient Department, Manovikas Department.
Submitted Ph.D thesis titled “Role of Attachment Style in Aggression, Anxiety and Depression of College Students of Kolkata” to the University of Calcutta from the Department of Applied Psychology.
Dr. Swagata Sinha
Attended a workshop on “The A- Z of Sleep Disorders” held in Kolkata.
Participated in the Annual Meet of Lundbeck Institute. The topic of discussion was Decoding Cognition across Neuropsychiatric Domains in Gurgaon.
Ms. Sukanya Mitra
Praticipated as a participant in a seven days workshop on “Play Therapy” organized by Antaragram, Baruipur, Kolkata
Acted as a resource person for the CRE programme held in Manovikas Kendra. The topic of discussion was “Emotional Problems faced by disabled adults and their families.”
Was a part of the organizing committee for the workshop on “Autism and Stress Management for Families” by the Outpatient Department of Manovikas Kendra.
Acted as resource person for the workshop on “Play Therapy” conducted in Manovikas Kendra.