Institute for Child Development (ICD) is a trusted name in the field of Child Development and Childhood Disability. It is the brainchild of a group of Professionals working with children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Neuromuscular Diseases. It is the only Pediatric Habilitation Centre in Delhi, India which works exclusively for High Risks Infants, Children with Brain Injury, Delayed Milestones and Developmental Disabilities. The specialized developmental pediatric Centre works as out patient Department and provides holistic Management.
The organization has five different projects to cater the need of children with delayed milestones or childhood disabilities. Children in the age group of 0-18 years are the regular beneficiaries. The five programs are as:
- Centre Based Intervention Project
- Home Based Intervention Project (In Delhi and NCR only)
- Community Based Intervention Project (10 Km radius from ICD)
- Regular School Based Intervention Project (In Delhi and NCR only)
- Outreach Project-Associated Centre (Initially in North India, East India and North-East India only)
1. Centre Based Intervention Project
This is a project for those children who require intensive management. Children who are less than 3 years old are main beneficiaries. Children who get specialized treatment like Botox injection, Orthopedic surgery, Intrathecal Baclofen pump, Rhizotomy, HBOT, Stem Cell Therapy are also eligible for this project. The centre based projects has three program to cater the needs of all varieties of needy children
Early Intervention Program
Age Group: 0-6 years
The Early Intervention Program has been divided into two streams
Children who does not attend any school (0-3 Years)
Children who attend schools (3-6 Years)
Potential Achievement Program
Age Group: 6-13 years
Under this Program, we encourage every child to attend school to attain functional literacy. If a severely affected child is unable to attend any regular school we encourage parents to go for Home Schooling.
Adulthood Transient Program
Age Group: 13-18 years
Under this program, the children continue to attend school and attend our facility for Remedial Education and maintenance therapy
2. Home Based Intervention Project
When a specific child is unable to attend our centre or our associated centre due to some unavoidable reasons, we provide the child home based services. We have observed that a large number of children are unable to attend our centre due to
- Long distance
- Transport problem
- Unavailability of attendant / assistance
- Heavy traffics on the way
- Multiple disability / severe to profound disability
- Old or ill parents
- Financially weak
Presently, a team of 30 professionals are providing home visits to more than 50 children.
The team is comprised of Pediatric physiotherapist, occupational therapist, Special educators, and Speech therapists.
3. Community Based Intervention Project
ICD has been running a CBR project in south Delhi. Presently, we are providing our CBR services to person with disability in South Delhi only. Based on ICD location, ICD has taken only 10 km radius for the year 2014-2015.
4. Regular School Based Intervention Project
ICD has started a project where ICD technical staffs help regular school to include children with disability in the mainstream. The specific professional’s team visits the specific school regularly to help and coordinate with school teachers. Remedial education sessions are provided in case of need.
5. Associated Centre
After a long interval, ICD has started again to help new centre by associating technically. New Centres are welcome to get our technical support.
ICD has been following the Eclectic Approach in the form of Combination Therapy which is popularly known as C-therapy. C-therapy is the amalgamation of the world best result oriented treatment systems. The component of the program varies according to the need of the specific child. Generally the program consists of standard therapy, experimental therapy and exploratory therapy.
The organization has been well known for its genuine guidance and quality services. The ongoing results have enabled the organization to become world leader in the field of childhood disability. ICD is considered the premier centre in India for treatments like Botox therapy, Intra –thecal baclofen therapy, Advance Orthopedic Surgeries, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), Stem cell therapy and Laser Acupuncture.