- Family centered services
- Strengths-based approach whereby families identify child strengths and their needs
- Families set goals using the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure.
- Counselling services by psychologists for parents.
Early Intervention Parent Participation Groups
- Parent leaders are elected and monthly group meeting held
- Allow parents to share, interact and form social support networks.
- Connection to self help groups for livelihood initiatives
- Group advocacy
- Parent Whatsapp groups formed and ASSA sharing modules on WHO’s ICF model focused on parent empowerment
Parents Empowerment and Consultation Meetings
- Meetings conducted every 6 months for parents to learn, share and give feedback on the program
- A total of 2180 parents and family members and their children participated in the period of April 2017 to March 2020 over 6 different events.
Use of the Tirunelveli Early Intervention Caregiver Assessment Tool which measures
- Family Empowerment
- Caregiver Strain
- Parent – Child Interaction
- Program Evaluation and Feedback
Outcomes (from 2017 – 2020)
- Overall 6246 caregivers were trained and supported.
- Family Program Engagement (number of planned visits that were completed) increased from 60% to 95%.
- 74% of parents had decreased Caregiver Strain.
- 73% of parents had improved Family Empowerment.
- 62% of parents had Improved Caregiver – Child Interaction.
- Overall, statically significant decrease in caregiver strain, increase in family empowerment and improved parent – child interaction.