Our mission is to understand the unique needs of every special child and strive to enable parents and professionals to help children grow to their full potential by providing them with the best service and of globally researched products at an affordable cost to enhance their quality of life.
We remain dedicated to give back to the community not only with our products and services, but also by using a portion of our profit to sponsor a variety of events to benefit people with special needs and learning disabilities.
Looking forward to a fun filled, colorful journey together by ensuring we can offer the best of services to these special gifted children of God.
Shishu Pal has been a Special Educator over 5 years. He worked in the SEN department of the school and teaches a ‘whole language’ curriculum, which covers all aspects of communication: receptive and expressive language, decoding social cues and understanding emotions. Behaviour modiﬁcation, problem solving skills and functional living skills are included to help children with special needs become contributing members of the community. He has done Graduation in B.A Psychology and D.Ed Special Education in Autism. He is also a specialist in Behaviour Therapy and works with children in mainstream classes, to help them not just with reading, writing and spelling but also in building their self-esteem. He conducts teacher training programmes to empower mainstream teachers in understanding and teaching children with Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties.
Major Achievements :
Continuously learnt and contributed to the development of educational paradigms.
Worked effectively in the field of education, keeping the larger fabric of society in focus.
Worked towards disseminating quality education to all.
Professional Experience :
Head Of The Department – In Sheoran International School, Greater Noida
Worked with Billabong International School (2015)
Director – The Learning Hub ( 2014)
The Wings Learning Centre, Noida (2012)
We provide the Speech Therapy Services for the above noted speech problems for the children and adults mentioned above. We involve the parents or the caregivers because they are the best teachers as their link with the child is not only biological but is also emotional. This helps us build/develop skills more effectively as we involve parents or adults directly in the planning goals and targets. Procedures adapted upon one’s abilites and needs, thus tailor made for each individual. We are especially experienced and trained for the correction of speech disorders of the Hearing-Impaired, Mentally Retarded/Challenged and Children with Autism and adults.
How we speak is fundamental to success in our relationships with the peers, family and the co-workers. Isolation can occur if the problem goes uncorrectesd or untreated. We provide Speech-Therapy services to these persons so that they can develop into productive and successful members of the society. Disorders of Speech and Language: Speech is the verbal expression of language and includes language, articulation, fluency and voice disorders. Language is much broader and refers to the entire system of receiving and expressing the information in a meaningful way. It is the understanding and being understood through communication- verbal, non-verbal and written. Communication is a skill that can be learned. Self expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment and to improve the quality of life. Let’s help our loved ones to achieve it and grow step by step.
Different Kinds of Speech Disorders:
1. Articulation Disorders which include difficulties in producing the sounds in syllables or saying the words incorrectly to the point that other people can’t understand what is being said.
2. Fluency Disorders include problems such as Stuttering, the condition in which the flow of speech is interrupted by abnormal stoppages, repetitions (st-st-stuttering) or prolongations of the sounds and the syllables (stuttering).
3. Voice or Resonance Disorders include problems with the pitch, volume or quality of voice that distract from what’s being said.These types of disorders may also cause pain or discomfort for the child while speaking.
4.Feeding, Oral/Dysphagia Disorders include difficulties with eating or swallowing.
5.Language is the system of symbols for communicating. Communication is the activity of conveying the information using a symbol system. Language Disorders can either be receptive or expressive. Receptive Disorders refer to the difficulties in understanding or processing the language. Expressive Disorders include difficulty in putting the words together, limited vocabulary or inability to use the language in a socially appropriate way.
Causes of Speech Disorders:
Hearing, Mental, Emotional or environmental impairment or deprivation or wrongly learned communicative behaviour can cause speech disorders in children or adults. Some speech disorders can be seen in the normal or without any above mentioned problems .
Occupational therapy is an enveloping term encompassing a child or adult’s ability to perform activities of daily living attention concentration, self-care, work, sensory integration ,etc. and is crucial in developing and leading a meaningful and functional life. It helps develop pre-learning skills, including pre-reading and pre-writing skills and self-help skills in children and fine motor abilities in adults.
What is Applied Behavior Analysis:
Behavior analysis focuses on the principles that explain how learning takes place. Positive reinforcement is one such principle. When a behavior is followed by some sort of reward, the behavior is more likely to be repeated. Through decades of research, the field of behavior analysis has developed many techniques for increasing useful behaviors and reducing those that may cause harm or interfere with learning.
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the use of these techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive change in behavior.
As mentioned, behavior analysts began working with young children with autism and related disorders in the 1960s. Early techniques often involved adults directing most of the instruction. Some allowed the child to take the lead. Since that time, a wide variety of ABA techniques have been developed for building useful skills in learners with autism – from toddlers through adulthood.
These techniques can be used in structured situations such as a classroom lesson as well as in “everyday” situations such as family dinnertime or the neighborhood playground. Some ABA therapy sessions involve one-on-one interaction between the behavior analyst and the participant. Group instruction can likewise prove useful.
How Does ABA Benefit Those with Autism?
Today, ABA is widely recognized as a safe and effective treatment for autism. It has been endorsed by a number of state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Surgeon General and the New York State Department of Health. Over the last decade, the nation has seen a particularly dramatic increase in the use of ABA to help persons with autism live happy and productive lives. In particular, ABA principles and techniques can foster basic skills such as looking, listening and imitating, as well as complex skills such as reading, conversing and understanding another person’s perspective.
Special Education for the Mentally Retarded/challenged, Autistics and Multiple-Disabled: This involves giving educational programs for children with special needs through making Individualized Education Program (IEP) to help them learn various tasks of daily living, academics, communication, self-direction, recreation etc. This improves the rate of development, attention and concentration and academic performance, forgetfulness, slow-learning or associated conditions of learning backwardness due to problem in understanding, reading, writing or memorising. For instance, children with Mental Retardation, Epilepsy (Seizures ), Autism, Learning Disability (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Illness and CVA(Cardio-Vascular Accident).
Social skills groups are small groups (typically two to eight kids) led by an adult who teaches the kids how to interact appropriately with others their age. They can help kids learn conversational, friendship and problem-solving skills. They can also be useful in teaching kids to control their emotions and understand other people’s perspectives. A school psychologist or a speech therapist might lead a social skills group in school. Groups are also offered privately, outside the school.