Case Studies

CASE STUDY – mATHISH

OP No: OP-223 Block: Tenkasi Block Name of the Child: Mathish Gender: Male Date of Birth: 09/08/2014 Father’s Name: Mr.Karuppasamy Mother’s Name: Mrs.Lakshmi Family & Social History: The parents of Mathish are Mr. Karuppasamy and Mrs. Lakshmi from Tenkasi. They are economically very poor and fall below poverty line. He was seen at one our

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Case Studies

CASE STUDY – SIVA SELVAM

OP No: OP-508 Block: Melapavoor Block Name of the Child: Siva Selvam Gender: Male Date of Birth: 19/9/2013 Grandmother’s Name: Mrs.Radhika Family & Social History: Siva Selvam was born in a village Pavoorchatram. The child had a history of low birth weight and general developmental delay. His mother had a history of hypertension during pregnancy.

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Case Studies

CASE STUDY – SIVA RAM

At Age 4, Siva Ram screened positive for delayed development at an Anganwadi centre (pre-school) by one of ASSA’s Community Rehabilitation Workers during a screening camp. ASSA’s specialist team did an initial assessment in his home and they identified him as having an Intellectual and Speech Impairment and recommended that his parents enroll him into

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Case Studies

CASE STUDY – YUKTHA

Yuktha was born in a village called Ananthapuram in Tamil Nadu.  Her mother had a prolonged labour and Yuktha didn’t have a birth cry and was underweight.  However, she was discharged from hospital without any developmental follow-up.  At the age of 2, Yuktha was unable to stand unsupported, her legs appeared stiff and she didn’t speak. Her mother was concerned about her

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Case Studies

CASE STUDY – KAMLESH

Kamlesh was born in a village called Vallam in Tamil Nadu. At the age of 2, Kamalesh was unable to stand. His parents were concerned about his child’s development, and consulted with the local doctor, who said Kamlesh would become “normal” with time. He was screened by one of ASSA’s Community Rehabilitation Workers at a

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partnerships

EI app training for Shishu Sarothi, Assam

The Enabling Inclusion® App allows organizations to make their early childhood interventions impactful. Developed by Amar Seva Sangam Ayikudi (ASSA) in 2014, this app is being used by nonprofits and other institutions across India. One such nonprofit organization – Shishu Sarothi from Assam has been using this app for over a year now. In a

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Innovation

Tele-Rehab

We have continued our early intervention and child rehab services without any stoppage during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns by utlizing tele-rehab.  Tele-rehabilitation or e-rehabilitation is the delivery of rehabilitation services over telecommunication networks and the internet. Tele rehabilitation allows patients to interact with providers remotely and can be used both to assess patients and

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Community Management

Parents WhatsApp Group

A good way to connect parents, promote peer mentorship and disseminate information is through whats app group. We had conducted a study to understand the feasibility of using social media WhatsApp groups to connect parents of children with disabilities. We found that 21% of parents in our program joined the WhatsApp group and it is

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capacity building

Assistive device webinar

What is Assistive technology? Assistive technologies are any product, high or low tech,whose primary purpose is to maintain or improve an individual’s functioning and independence to facilitate participation and to enhance overall well-being. (WHO) Provision of assistive technology (AT) for children, particularly in pre-school is very rare in India. To examine the barriers and facilitators

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