OIP is proud to announce the establishment of Oxygen Spark – A Special School for children with mental handicap.
The school and Day Centre facility welcomes children in the age group of 5-15 years, for assessment and rehabilitation of mentally retarded children. It also offers family education and support to the parents of such children..
Mental retardation is a developmental disability that first appears in children under the age of 18. In most cases, it persists throughout adulthood. It is defined as an intellectual functioning level (as measured by standard tests for intelligence quotient) that is well below average and significant limitations in daily living skills (adaptive functioning). In general, mentally retarded children reach developmental milestones such as walking and talking much later than the general population. Symptoms of mental retardation may appear at birth or later in childhood. These children typically have difficulties with social, communication, and functional academic skills.
Adaptive skills are the skills needed for daily life. Such skills include the ability to produce and understand language (communication); home-living skills; use of community resources; health, safety, leisure, self-care, and social skills; self-direction; functional academic skills (reading, writing, and arithmetic); and work skills..
Oxygen Spark strives to identify the deficits in adaptive skills and train the children in these skills, so that they can be less of a burden on the family and more of a contribution to the society as a whole, and are able to live as independent a life as possible.
Oxygen Spark also undertakes regular assessment and advice on management of the following disorders, in its outpatient clinics, and offers educational sessions to school teachers to deal with the problems effectively in their classrooms:.
- Neuro-developmental problems among children
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders (Autism, Asperger´s disease)
- Specific Reading Difficulties
- School refusal and
- Child psychiatric problems
Remember teachers and parents – mental handicap should NOT be a handicap to your children’s progress in life. Together, we can HELP them; Together, we can make them SMILE!
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