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WHAT IS PARENTAL COUNSELLING? 

This is done soon after receiving a diagnosis and during critical phases such as approaching adolescence.  Counselling  can greatly broaden the parent’s options of how to best benefit their child and can improve their ability to make positive, long term decisions by providing an opportunity to sort out factual information from misinformation. Counselling is provided to family members to deal with issues related to the pressures and stress of parenting a child with a mental handicap, living in a nuclear family or joint family, second child issues or any other concerns families may have. Appropriate coping strategies are discussed and developed with inputs from psychologist sand medical professionals. Parents also receive referrals to schools and services elsewhere. 

WHAT IS SPECIAL EDUCATION?

The primary goal of Special Education is to increase self-sufficiency by teaching functional academics and other skills needed in everyday life across home, community, work, and leisure domains. 

WHAT IS SPEECH THERAPY?

The focus of speech therapy is to improve communication skills, including receptive and expressive language skills and articulation.

WHAT IS OCCUPATIOANL THERAPY?

Occupational therapy may be provided in the same settings as physical therapy. In some settings, the two may be integrated into a single session. Occupational therapy focuses on helping people develop fine motor control necessary to perform concentrated tasks like drawing, writing, or lacing. These basic skills later form the basis of more advanced self help and academic skills.