Centre for Assessment and Therapy (OPD Unit)
The objective of the ‘Centre for Assessment and Therapy’ (popularly known as OPD unit) is to address the problems of the children through appropriate intervention programs. This is the entry point for the children with special needs. The focus is to assess the child and diagnose the disability & its severity.
Assessment includes consultation and diagnosis of the problem reported along with psychiatric, psychological, special educational, speech and language therapy, sensory integration and occupational guidance.
It also conducts some tests which include diagnostic tests for 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.
Along with the above mentioned assessments we also offer these services:
- Child and Parental Counselling
- Detailed psychometric evaluation
- Sensory Integration
- Self help skills
- Play Therapy
- Dance and music /Movement Therapy
- Art and Craft
- Games and Outdoor activities
- Hand Therapy
- Drama Therapy
- Genetic Counselling for Parents
- Parental Workshops
Regular classes run in the OPD are :
- EI -(Early Intervention) Play group
- EI -Junior
- EI -Downs group
- EI -ASD group
- Pre‐ Academic class
- EI –Afternoon classes
- Third shift group classes‐ afternoon
Introduced In 2020-21
To further uplift our services we have added few more therapies in the year 2020-21:
The entire academic session of 2020-2021 was conducted virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic. All classes (academic, co curricular and therapy) and assessments have been conducted through virtual platforms.
- Weekly parent counselling for the early intervention groups.
- Non thermal cooking with parental help is taught to make children self sufficient.
- Along with the essential therapies we have also introduced art and design classes for EI group classes.
- The overall assessment by a multi disciplinary team is also being provided virtually.
For the children, who cannot attend the regular classes due to various reasons, we offer our’package programmes’. In package
programmes Therapies are provided for 3‐5 consecutive days under our supervision and then home based strategies are discussed with the parents to continue with the therapies. Many parents look for such programmes, especially out stationed parents to get a proper guideline for the treatment of their children .In the year 2019‐ 20, we could reach to 45 children who were benefited by our package programmes.
During the year 2019-2020 the assessment wing assessed and diagnosed the following categories of disabilities and impairments.
|Autism Spectrum Disorder||195|
|Borderline intellectual functioning||20|
|Intellectual disability with epilepsy||08|
|Intellectual Disability with autistic traits||05|
|Global Developmental Delay||30|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder||29|
|Expressive Speech Disorder||15|
|Seizure disorder with autistic traits||08|
|Obsessive Compulsive Disorder||09|
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 (2019-2020)
|Dyslexia Screening Tests||04|
|Childhood Autism Rating Scale||25|
|Connor’s Parent Rating Scale||29|
|Indian Scale for Assessment of Autism||160|
FEEDBACK RECEIVED FROM THE PARENTS
“My son Adhrit Mukherjee, has been regularly attending Sensory Integration Therapy for the last 3 years. My experience is beyond expectations as my son has learnt to walk because of the hard work and dedication of the therapists here. The environment of M.V.K is very nice. Everyone is very helpful and affectionate......”
Parents of Adhrit Mukherjee,
“I am Karuna Singh, mother of Subh Rathor. I am coming to the Institution from February 2016. My son was diagnosed as autistic and was very hyper active. He is admitted to the early intervention class. After the regular schooling and therapeutic intervention, he has improved a lot. His receptive and expressive language has developed. I am satisfied with the services of Manovikas Kendra.”
Parents of Subh Rathor,
Events and activities
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.