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.

Sukanya Mitra,

Head, Centre for Assessment & Therapy

Phone: 09432550909 / 033 46031861
Email: mvkassessment@gmail.com

The OPD conducts workshops for parents which explains them about the different Disabilities and also address their queries. The therapists are sent to workshops to upgrade their knowledge.

Services Offered

Along with the above mentioned assessments we also offer these services:

  • Child and Parental Counselling
  • Detailed psychometric evaluation
  • Multi-sensory
  • Sensory Integration
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Self help skills
  • Play Therapy
  • Dance and music /Movement Therapy
  • Art and Craft
  • Games and Outdoor activities
  • Audiovisual
  • 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
  • Transit
  • EI –Afternoon classes
  • Third shift group classes‐ afternoon

Introduced In 2019-20

To further uplift our services we have added few more therapies in the year 2019-20:

  • We have introduced computer classes for academic children of early intervention group classes.
  • We have organized awareness programs on ‘Disability and Importance of Early Diagnosis and Intervention ‘at nearby nursery and play schools for parents and teachers.
  • Our team members have visited different nearby play schools and nursery for creating awareness about the disability and the working of the institution for the children in need.

Package Programme

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.

Graphical representation of the number of cases in the year 2019-2020

Autism Spectrum Disorder 195
Intellectual Disability 66
Borderline intellectual functioning 20
Cerebral Palsy 10
Intellectual disability with epilepsy 08
Intellectual Disability with autistic traits 05
Global Developmental Delay 30
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder 29
Hearing Deficit 15
Down’s Syndrome 21
Seizure Disorder 04
Conduct Disorder 08
Expressive Speech Disorder 15
Seizure disorder with autistic traits 08
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 09
Learning Disorder  04
Others  22
TOTAL 480

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)

Intelligence Quotient 175
Dyslexia Screening Tests 04
Childhood Autism Rating Scale 25
Connor’s Parent Rating Scale 29
Indian Scale for Assessment of Autism 160
Total 393

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