See the ABLE, not the Label

Dutch inspirational speaker, Alexander Den Heijer, has aptly pointed out that “When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower”. Endeavouring to sensitise our communities to children with special needs, SRCF organised a colouring event – Rang Kala, on Sunday 23/04/2017, for children with special needs at our Physiotherapy and Special Children Rehabilitation Centre, in Jambhulkar Centre.

47 enthusiastic children and their equally spirited parents turned up at the Centre on Sunday morning and filled it with colours, fun, and laughter. The children showed their versatility in creativity through their colouring, dancing, and musical skills. One of the participants even demonstrated different yoga poses beneficial to children and adults alike. All the children were awarded a certificate of excellence for their unparalleled talent.

SRCF would like to thank all our participants and their parents for allowing us to glimpse and experience their loving, vibrant and warm spirit.

To organise similar events in your community email us on hello@src.foundation or call us on +91 8380087035 / +91 8380087042.

    

Every child is an artist – Picasso

While promoting rights for women Malala Yousafzai had famously stated, ‘We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back’. The same words stand true for children with disabilities. Considering the paucity of platforms available to them, SRCF is pleased to organise ‘Rang-Kala’, a colouring event for our children with disabilities at its Physiotherapy and Special Children Rehabilitation Centre in Wanowarie.

Open to children between the ages of 3 and 15 years, SRCF will be providing all material for the event to be held on Sunday, 23/04/2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. To make the event accessible to maximum children, SRCF has waived registration charges and requests all parents/guardians to register their children for the event by 20/04/2017.

To register your child or know more email us on hello@src.foundation or call us on +918380087035 / +91 8380087042.

Come and be inspired to be a special kind of person, through our children with special needs.

This is where the fun stuff happens

Albert Einstein once said that Play is the highest form of research, and he couldn’t be more right. Often looked upon by parents and other adults as a means to pass time, Play is of paramount importance in the motor, social, cognitive and emotional development of the child.

From repeating muscular movements, incorporating objects in play, to using imagination, and following rules and penalties in a formal structured game, children require different cognitive efforts. This is why we can amuse and engage a 10 months old baby in a game of peek-a-boo, while a 10 year old needs a more complex game.

Working with children with special needs, we have found Play to be an important and useful intervention technique. It can be used with children with Autism, Learning Disability (LD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Cerebral Palsy (CP), Mental Retardation, etc. From helping the therapist establish a rapport to engaging the child into performing different expected occupational roles in a fun and purposeful manner, Play is an indispensable technique.

Our Occupational Therapist frequently employs Play in her sessions while dealing with children with special needs. It can be used to improve social reciprocity in children with Autism, cognition in those with LD, physical strength, grasp/prehension patterns and eye hand co-ordination in children with CP, etc.

To know more: Email us on hello@src.foundation or call us on +91 8380087035.

‘Different’ is a word that describes all children

The city of Los Angeles hosted the Special Olympic World Summer Games in 2015. The Indian contingent garnered 173 medals, with 47 gold, 54 silver and 72 bronze medals, bringing India to 3rd rank in medal tally, behind USA and China.

This impressive performance by our differently abled has made everyone sit up and take note of what Albert Einstein had once said – most people see what is, and never see what can be. The athletes didn’t see themselves as disadvantaged. They only worked hard and gave their best.

Understanding that some children require specialized physiotherapy services for improving their gait pattern, balance, core stability, and muscle strength, SRCF has started a dedicated Paediatric Physiotherapy Service at the Wanowarie Centre.

The Paediatric Physiotherapy team comprises of trained and experienced Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapist, and Speech Therapist. The Centre is also fully equipped with CP chair, balance and scooter board, ball park, ladders with slide, suspension therapy, nested tables, beach balls, modified table and chair, pedo-cycle, balance beam, trampoline, and other equipment for mentally stimulating activities.

To know more: Email us on hello@src.foundation or call us on +91 8380087035.