Department

Unit for Deaf blind

Children with deaf blind / dual sensory impairment are trained in three major areas such as communication, orientation & mobility and basic concepts. Experiential learning approach through concrete educational aids /materials are used for the same. Tactile and kinesthetic methods are used to teach.

Unit for Autism with Additional Disabilities

Children diagnosed as autism spectrum disorders with additional disabilities are trained in this unit. The module includes training to improve the communication and socialization in these children. A holistic model is applied to enhance the specific and general abilities.

Extension & Outreach Programme

The Extension programme of NIEPMD activities are where a comprehensive programme is given towards the rehabilitation of persons with Multiple Disabilities. NIEPMD in collaboration with State Resource Training Centre (SRTC), Chennai initiated rehabilitation services for the urban population. The Professional Team, comprising of Special Educator, Speech & Language Pathologist and audiologist, Pediatrician and psychologist attends to clients on regular basis and referrals were made for clients.

Scheme of Assistance to Disabled persons for purchase/fitting of Aids/Appliances

The Institute was entrusted with implementation of ADIP scheme. To provide Rehabilitation aids and appliances to the persons with disabilities living in tribal and interior areas in different parts of the country, the Institute conducts Rehabilitation camps under its Extension Service programme. The main objective of the scheme is to assist the needy disabled persons in procuring durable, sophisticated and scientifically manufactured, modern, standard aids and appliances that can promote their physical, social and psychological rehabilitation by reducing the effects of disabilities and enhance their economic potential. The aids and appliances supplied under the scheme shall confirm to Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) specifications to the extent people. NIEPMD had conducted various camps in several places of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

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