Shrimad Rajchandra District Early Intervention Centre (SRDEIC) is a dedicated centre to prevent or at least minimise physical or neurological disabilities in newborn babies and infants. The Government of India has recognised our centre as a model centre, one to be replicated in every district across the country.
Babies born prematurely are at a high risk of developing serious complications such as cerebral palsy, blindness, hearing loss and physical, cognitive and neuro-motor disabilities. Early intervention is the key to minimising the long-term effects of these complications.
SRDEIC offers the following comprehensive services at highly subsided rates or completely free:
- Evaluation and treatment by a paediatrician, paediatric orthopaedic surgeon and paediatric neurologist.
- Dental services.
- Physical therapy and occupational therapy services to prevent or decrease difficulties in movement and other functional problems.
- Sensory integration, neuro-developmental therapy and services for oro-motor and feeding difficulties as diagnosed by our physiotherapist and occupational therapist.
- Vision services and early identification of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) by a paediatric ophthalmologist and optometrist.
- Audiology services for children with hearing loss and deafness provided by an ENT surgeon and audiologist.
- Speech-language pathology services for children with weakened muscles around the mouth, delayed speech and difficulty in swallowing.
- Psychological services including testing, counselling, consultation, parent training, behaviour modification and specialised learning programmes provided by a clinical psychologist.
- Identifying cognitive delays and providing intervention to enhance cognitive development.
- Lab services for routine blood investigations.
- Nutrition services to identify and manage feeding problems.
- Specially-designed learning environments and activities that promote the child’s development.
- Providing families with information, skills and support to enhance the child’s development.
This systematic, planned and multidisciplinary approach:
· Alleviates feelings of isolation, stress and frustration
· Reduces future costs of special education, rehabilitation and healthcare
· Helps children with disabilities become productive and independent.