Frequently asked questions
The EI App
The EI app allows tracking, monitoring and evaluation of all service providers and service users (children and their parents).
To monitor all aspects of the program through the dashboard and report generation features. This allows for a rich collection of data for research and to drive program changes at the level of the individual child and family and at the level of the entire program.
The EI app covers ages 0-23 years.
Yes, the EI app is available in Google Play Store as a test version. You should sign a Non Disclosure Agreement for getting user ID and password. To actually use the EI app, a licensing agreement with ASSA needs to be signed.
We can provide a server (for which there will be an additional yearly charge) or you can use your own server. We strongly recommend using a dedicated cloud based server.
Application Server Linux Server
Min 4GB RAM
Dual or Quad core
RDS MS SQL Server
10 GB Storage
Application Server Linux Server
Min 4GB RAM
Dual or Quad core
RDS MS SQL Server
25 GB Storage
We have prepared demos of every module in the EI app. Once you sign a Non Disclosure agreement, we can share these video demo modules with you.
However, data access will be restricted only to those in our organization who require it to provide the listed technical, monitoring and support services and won’t be used by us for any commercial, research purposes and will not be sold to any third parties. Data access and usage will be spelt out clearly in the licensing agreement.
If you are interested in using data for any joint research purposes, further agreements can be made.
Regular technical updates will be shared with you free of cost. Most upgrades we perform will also be shared with you free of cost. However, if you require specific new additions, such as new tools or evaluations that is specific to your version of the app, it may require additional funding.
The app follows Indian data security laws and requirements and also international GDPR data security standards.
Yes. For all initial assessments (service user baseline profile, general assessments and specialist assessments), you can add or remove questions as per your requirements. We can do it for you initially and we will also train you on how to do these additions and deletions. For standardized evaluation tools, questions can not be added or deleted as they are validated tools.
The EI Model
25 children per CRW. 100 children per each type of specialist (PT, special educator, speech trainer). 300 – 500 children per Field Team Leader. 1 Project manager, 2 IT support persons, 1 office admin, 1 finance officer per 2000 children. This can be adjusted based on your organizations needs, funding and program approach.
Our training program will help set you up to implement the EI model of service provision and use of the EI app and we can support you further during the implementation period. We can share resources we used for our rehab staff training.
Interventions can be planned to be conducted in schools and set out in the EI app while scheduling. Many drop down options are included in the EI app for intervention selection within the school environment for up to age 24. In our EI program, we have extensive experience doing interventions within the school.
Yes. If government staff are involved in your program, they can be given the EI app and use it depending on their role within your program. For example, anganwadi workers / preschool teachers can do the screening using the app, govt therapists can use it for treatment planning, etc..
The children in the various EI programs are all connected to other government programs. In the general assessment section of the EI app, other medical and rehab specialists who are involved or required in the care of the child, school they are attending, access to government benefits and programs are all captured. However, there is no formal linkage of the EI app to govt databases or medical records.
Yes, you may use the EI app with only community workers. You have 2 options. One if to perform only the general assessment by the community worker and document any basic rehab interventions and any social or rights based interventions they conduct. Another option to have consultant rehab specialist conduct the assessments, evaluations and intervention planning. It can be done by consultant rehab specialists at local hospitals, health centres, schools, etc. It can be conducted in person or via tele-rehab consultations.
- Transdisciplinary approach. For example, you don’t have a speech trainer. The physiotherapist or social worker gets trained in performing speech evaluations, assessments and interventions and they complete them. You don’t have a special educator. Your OT or psychologist completes the special educator assessments, evaluations and intervention planning.
- You can opt out of covering certain domains of development (assessments, evaluations, interventions) if you feel your program workers don’t have the expertise in that area.
The activities and their objectives are currently pre-populated with many options. Your organization can give us a master list of activities and their objectives that you want to capture for different types of workers, such as social workers, psychologists or any type of specialists. This revised list will then be deployed for use into your version of the EI app.
In addition, different types of rehab workers can complete any assessments, evaluations or feedback forms that you think are appropriate for them to do – including child and family information, general assessment, parent feedback forms, parent strain and empowerment evaluations, etc.
Yes. We have and can train organization on how to launch early intervention and child rehab programs and support you during implementation, even if you choose not to license and use the EI(R) app.
Yes, We have and can train organization on any particular aspects or modules of our Enabling Inclusion model, even if you choose not license and use the EI(R) app.
There is an initial one time cost to set up and deploy the app in your sever and training cost, yearly sever cost (if you want us to host server) and a per child licensing cost. Please contact us for a quote.
There is no minimum number of children, but we will charge for a minimum of 100 children. There is no maximum number of children. We have programs with >2000 children enrolled.
- Software Setup
- Domain creation
- Application Set-up, Configuration and Deployment
- Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) for software
- Application server space and data server space
- Usage of App – Unlimited users
- Quality Management support
- Post onboarding support for processes & procedures, scales, tools, modules and service provider training
- Tech support: Application Help Desk for all levels (L1,L2, L3) of tech support
- Knowledge Sharing
- Licensing fees for 3rd party scales within the EI app
We have a standard 7 – 10 day in-person training program or 14 day online training program to onboard your organization for use of the app. Training can be adjusted to the needs of your organization.
We can use a Train-the-Trainer model, whereby we train your IT team, rehab project leads and management who can then directly train your rehab and IT staff or we can directly train your rehab staff and community workers.
If direct training of your staff in rehab topics is needed, we can arrange that as a separate training for an added cost.
We will provide 5 EI app manuals – (1) EI mobile app, (2) EI web app, (3) Report generation and (4) Dashboard app and (5) Master Data manual. In addition, we will provide rehab manuals for your rehab staff. We have video modules covering both app and rehab topics that we can share with you as a reference.
Following onboarding training, we will offer monthly EI app and rehab online support sessions until you are fully comfortable with the process. We will also do a site visit after 4-5 months to assess the program and provide guidance and further support. Cost of travel should be covered by your NGO, but the training will be included in our licensing fees.
We will train your IT staff to handle basic level of tech support, called L0 level.
We have a help desk who will receive all tech support inquiries and we are set-up to handle tech support at all levels (L1,L2,L3,L4). We will respond within 24 hours and most issues will be solved immediately or within a few days.
After initial training, we will provide monthly online support sessions. We will also analyze the use of your app and provide feedback and guidance. In addition, we will plan. a site visit after 4-5 months to assess the program and provide guidance and further support. Cost of travel should b covered by your NGO, but the training will be included in our licensing fees.
As long as we are in a licensing / partnership agreement, we will provide support. We will also share our experience with training, implementation, logistics, monitoring and evaluation, research, government and private sector partnership development, fundraising and advocacy. If you require direct assistance in any of these areas, we can create a secondary partnership agreement that goes beyond the licensing agreement.