Q1. How does it work at IIAHP?
First a parent has to call IIAHP to take an appointment for child’s assessment. After the assessment parent will be given information in regards to child’s current level of neurological development & time/therapies needed to help the child to become well.
Our staff will inform parents about how much therapeutical intervention is needed for the child and when we can add the child to our therapy schedule. There could be a waiting period of one to two months before a new child can be added to the therapy schedule.
Q2. What do you do at the school? How is it different from other special schools?
At our place, we put the child through a rigorous, tailored daily program that aims at the holistic development of the child. We do not focus only on academics. Our objective is the all-round development of the child. Our focus is on first raising the abilities of the child and then teaching the child.
Q3. Would you also work on speech and language development?
We work on abilities that are precursor to speech. Our therapies help to develop language and speech.
Q4. What would be the student : teacher ratio?
The student:staff ratio is practically 1:2. We have one therapist and a helper for each child.
Q5. What is the age criterion for admissions?
There is no specific age criterion. However the younger the child when he/she starts the program the better the results.
Q6. Children with what kind of disabilities would best benefit from this program?
The program focuses on neuroplasticity and brain development. A child suffering from any kind of brain injury will benefit from this program. Children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, GDD, PDD, ADD, ADHD, Hyperactivity; all stand to gain from this program.
Q7. How long will we have to conduct this program to see results in my child?
Depending on the intensity and severity of the brain injury the time taken for results to show, will vary from child to child. Clearly a child with mild brain injury will show results quicker than a child with severe brain injury.
Q8. How would you evaluate and assess my child’s progress?
We evaluate your child on the first appointment on our IIAHP developmental profile sheet and assess your child in all the fields of brain development. For example: Visual Competence, Auditory Competence, Tactile Field, Mobility, Language and Manual Competence. We also assess sensory motor reflex patterns. We re-evaluate your child on the same graph every six months and modify his/her program accordingly.
Q9. What would my child’s daily schedule be like?
The day will be divided into 1 hour slots during which activities such as creeping, crawling, masking, patterning, brachiation, reflex training, sensory integration, reading, maths, time, money concepts, respiratory patterning, knowledge development, Brain Gym, Masgutova Methods, Prism Therapy, Feldenkrais, etc. will be conducted. Most of children come from 9AM to1PM , or from 2PM to 6PM.
Q10. How will the program progress for my child?
The individual program for your child will totally depend on the results of our evaluation and re-evaluation. Depending on the area of the brain needing stimulation, activities will be planned and executed.
Q11. If the child has no allergies, even then should IIAHP’s planned diet to be followed?
Following the specified diet will help enhance the effect of the program; gluten and casein are very difficult to digest and are also known to cause neurological problems. Hence it is best to avoid them. We also strongly recommend avoiding processed food items and sugar as a general rule.
Q12. What about families that come from far distances?
These families usually stay in PG or rental accommodations near by.