The most important goal of the SPEECH THERAPY Centre is to provide state of the art therapy facilities to the poverty stricken population in India where these services are either unavailable or fat too expensive. The Centre’s focus is to improve a child’s existing speech disability through individualized therapy sessions; allowing them to develop an independent voice which is an important step towards social inclusion and acceptance.
The therapy aims to assist in:
- Accelerating the rate of development of the child.
- Increase independent functioning.
- Minimize effects of handicapping condition.
- Assisting in improving the general health condition
The number of children we expected to cover is 50 in the first year, 75 in the second and 100 in the third.
Speech Therapy Sessions
Due to the intellectual disability of the child the ability of proper speech is limited and therefore speech therapy is essential. These sessions are essential since the child is guided and properly trained by the Speech Pathologists. Parents are also instructed as to what kind of training is necessary to enable continued progress.
Auditory Integration Therapy
Intellectually challenged children often display symptoms of auditory dysfunction, attention deficit, hyper and hyposensitivity to sensory stimulus and central auditory processing difficulties. The Auditory Integration Programme helps to re-educate the way the child listens, improve learning and language abilities, communication, creativity and social behaviour.
Purchase and equipment installation
During the course of each program, necessary equipment is purchased and installed:
- Tiny Speech Trainer.
- Stereophonic Speech Trainer (Portable).
- Voice Light / Speech Light.
After the 3 months the following equipment will be purchased and installed:
- Clinical / Research audiometer (Portable).
- Screening Audiometer.
- Computer with software for Voice therapy and Articulation therapy.
Helping Women from Shantytowns
SWA contributes to develop Conserves’s project which aims at helping women from Delhi’s shantytowns through fair employment. Indian workers / craftsmen / artisans convert waste plastic bags into innovative, colourful and creative bags and accessories called "Handmade Recycled Plastic" (HRP). The NGO works with experienced tailors/designers and rag pickers. Thanks to the activities of the NGO, children can attend school for free - a new school having already been built in one of the sorting centre areas.
Help for Delhi’s Untouchables
SWA supports the project of Tara (Trade Alternative Reform Action). The Project began in early seventies with an objective of creating avenues of economic growth for economically disadvantaged Artisans and Craftsmen of Delhi in the most poverty-stricken areas.