Early Intervention

Early Intervention programme:

Early Intervention programme:

Ashadeepa organization and Association of people with disability Bangalore has implementing community based programme on Early intervention and early education in Hungund Taluk Bagalkot district. Early Intervention Service is special Services for infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delays. These services are designed to identify and meet children’s need in 7 development areas. These are Physical, Cognition, Sensory, Communication, Social emotional and ADLS. Ashadeepa is the one of the organization to implement the Early Identification and Early Intervention programme. This programme helped & motivated parents to develop their children over all rehabilitation early ages especially in remote villages. Now ashadeepa organization covering 179 children with special needs in 21 panchayat and 52 villages. 
According to the 2011 Indian census, 2.21 % of the total population is people with disabilities (PWDs), out of which disabled children in the age group of 0 to 4 years is 1.14 % of the population. Ashadeepa as an NGO that’s change the lives of deprived people with disability since 14 years, we run widespread programs in rural area across Hungund and Ilkal Taluk at Bagalkot District to facilitate, equip and empower children and adults with a variety of disabilities together with locomotor, spinal cord injury, speech and hearing, cerebral palsy, and to some level, psychological issues.

Program Objective
Promote a child’s age-appropriate growth and development and support families during the early critical years. Ensure early detection, intervention, equal opportunities and social inclusion for the children 

Some of the common issues that were cited are: 
1. Infants with Disabilities go unidentified due to a lack of Early Intervention Not identifying Children with Disabilities early, causes additional health complications/secondary issues.
2. Due to the absence of Early Intervention, the child with disability finds it harder to adjust and cope with later interventions, like therapy, education etc

3. Staff at government hospitals are not adequately trained or equipped to conduct screenings in an effective manner, thus causing many children with disabilities (CWDs) to go undetected.

Birth to six years of age is a crucial age for children as most of the developmental milestones are achieved during this time. The foundation for Physical, cognitive, communication, social and affecting growth is laid during this time. This normal growth may hamper due to various reasons. This leads to slow or delay in the development which may lead to disability. If detected early the delay could be avoided or the secondary problems and deformity could be prevented. Especially the communication difficulties have to be identified at this stage as most of the language is developed by six years. Therefore there is a better need to prevent/ provide to disability in children at a younger age by providing the basic amenities of life. 
he very first problem is suppression of ‘Deaf people’ to raise their voice about their academic and social needs. It began in their family and this suppression continues throughout their life in schools, colleges, community and workplace. The reason being hearing perspective of deafness is taken for their education and inclusion in the society.

Success Stories

Tanushree, a 3-year-old girl hailing from a poor socio-economic background, suffers from severe cerebral palsy. When his mother, who works as a daily wage worker, approached Ashadeepa, Tanushree had no neck control, would drool, and be unable to sit even for a few seconds. After assessing his condition, Tanushre was provided early stimulation activities and assistive devices.  With stimulation and mobility aids, Tanushree is now able to make eye contact, his drooling is under control and she is able to sit without support for a few minutes. She desperate mother is happy now and has enrolled Joshua into Anganwadi.

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