Vandan Institute For Rehabilitation Research
 
 
Awareness Camp
 
Vandan Institute for Rehabilitation and Research organizes an ‘Awareness Camp’ once in every three months for mentally handicapped children. In this camp parents are counseled as to how to develop the capabilities of their mentally challenged children and help them become self-reliant.

For counseling of parents and free check ups of children, a child specialist, a psychologist, speech therapist, physiotherapist, ayurvedic doctor, an orthopedic surgeon and special educator were present at the camp.

Vandan has organized two such camps in the past of which the last one was held on 25th Jan 2004. 60 mentally handicapped children and their parents attended this camp. Parents came with their spastic children not only from Jabalpur but also from nearby villages and towns like Katni, Sagar, Damoh, Sihora, Mandla, Seoni, Tendukheda etc.
FUNCTIONS & CELEBRATIONS

World Disabled Day : Children of Vandan Institute participated in the Annual Meet held on World Disabled Day.

A day at Vandan is a blend of fun and learning-both being interdependent on each other. Each child has an individualized education plan. The common point in all programs is an emphasis on the child’s strong point, the child’s interest and making education as functional and age appropriate as possible.

A typical day starts with singing of national song and daily prayer with yoga. It consists of a few basic divisions: reading and writing, free play, concept training (of shapes, sizes, colours, fruits and vegetables), speech therapy, physiotherapy, basic training (of day to day activities), depending on the need of the child.
The program is implemented in group of 4 to 6 children, in addition to one-to-one intensive. Some of the activities that a child is made to perform are :
       
» Clapping/Hello/ByeBye » Cycling
» Reciting poem » Washing of hands
» Writing » Eating/drinking
» Dancing » Wearing shoes
» Combing of hair » Walking
» Running » Games
» Drawing (shapes, fruits, sizes etc) » Puzzles
» Climbing up/down the stairs » Playing tabla
       
In short, a day at Vandan taps the total child :

encouraging his/her creative as well as logical side, structured as well as free expression. The children come at 11:30 AM eager to enjoy a new day and go back at 4:30 tired and happy.