There are many support services helps to run the core programs to improve the quality of services and facilities. Within the near future a number of support services will be accessible at the Proyash campus. The grounds of Proyash are envisioned to be an area that can be enjoyed by all individuals regardless of their physical limitations. This Sensory Garden will permit wheel chair access and meet other accessibility concerns while the design and layout will provide a stimulating journey through the senses, heightening awareness, and bringing positive learning experiences.
Assessment and Diagnostic Clinic: The medical assessment is conducted by a medical officer (a paediatrician) and a child neurologist. This assessment includes birth history, anthropometric assessment, clinical examination of hearing, vision and observation of function and neurological assessment. After Assessment the provided facilities are:
Medical and psychological support, therapeutic intervention (Occupational Therapy & Sensory Integration Therapy, Speech and Language therapy and physical therapy) and behavioral intervention.
Children with a variety of disability including Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Seizure Speech and hearing difficulty, vision Impairment, Low vision, muscular dystrophy , Autism, Intellectual, Multiple disability, hyperactivity, ADHD are diagnosed, treated and managed by Proyash. These children are referred to Proyash by different hospitals, organization of the country.
UClinicnits and services available at the Intervention
ENT & Hearing Assessment Unit
ii. Field and Audiometry
iii. OAE and Trympanometry
iv. Speech and Language Therapy
v. Cochlear Implant (post surgical speech therapy intervention)
i. Doctor’s Consultation (Paediatric, Neurological)
ii. Electro Encephalo Graph (EEG)
iii. Hyper Baric Oxygen Chamber (planning for installation)
Mental Health Consultation Unit
i. Psycho-Social Support
ii. Behavioral Intervention
iii.Counselling and Guidance Services (doctors and psychologists treatment and management)
Other Medical & Health Check (on appointment) Services
Checkup on Gynaecology
The clinic accepts referral from a variety of hospitals.. Each child is assessed by the Medical Team (Pediatrician, Neurologist), Psychologist, Therapists (Occupational, Speech and Language therapists and Physiotherapist) by administering standard scales and tools.
Based on the comprehensive assessment the multidisciplinary team assists with diagnosis of conditions, determines a plan for management and if required admission into Proyash. In conjunction to current services audio logical test, EEG, hydrotherapy and aqua therapy has introduced in Proyash. There is a plan to install hyperbaric oxygen therapy for treatment of special children. For pathological investigation, Proyash takes support from Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP).
Psychological assessment is conducted by administering different standardized scales like Diagnostic and statitical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM IV), Modified checklist for Autism in Toddlers Revised (M – Chat-R), Autism Diagnostic Checklist (ADCL), Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) and Portage Early Education Program checklist. For cognitive assessment, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV), Wechsler preschool and primary scale of Intelligence (WIPPSI-III) adapted by ICDDRB and Wechsler Abbreviated Scale for Intelligence (wasi) adapted by ICDDRB is administered. For developmental assessment, Bayley Scales of Infant Development, 2nd edition (BSID-II) for adaptive behavior assessment, Independent Behavior Assessment Scale (IBAS). After assessment about 35% children is enrolled in PROYASH, 25% are enrolled for outdoor services and some were referred to other schools while 40% of special children are on a waiting list for receiving services.