Success story of a child with severe intellectual disability: Year 2018-2019
Name : Ashiqa Thakor Father’s name : Devendrasinh Thakor
Mother’s name: Sheetalben Thakor
Address : Prasaran nagar, Indore highway road Soniwaad Dahod 389151
Date of Birth : 20/03/2010
Ashiqa is a girl with severe intellectual disability She was admitted in our special school in July 2018.
When she came here she had very limited attention span of about maximum 20 – 30 seconds at one place. She was very hyper active. She used to shout a lot, throw things on others, bite others, pushed others and had many such behavior problems. She used to do urinal and toileting in her cloths only. She was helped in wearing her cloths. She could not sit in the class for even a minute. In academics she could not do anything and could not even speak two to three words.
She was able to speak single and simple words like ba ba , ma ma, ka ka !
Our special teachers who are trained for special education and training for such children, trained and educated her in group as well as in individual education and training programme.
She was trained for activities of daily living mainly for urinal and toilet, buttoning and unbuttoning of cloths, speech, socially accepted behavior, reading as well.
In academics she was trained to identify and speak simple words, identify objects of daily use, putting beeds in a thread, sing poems etc.
she is now able sit at one place attentively for about 10 minutes. She is able to speak simple three to four words sentences like “I am Ashiqa”, “I want water, I want to go out , I want to play" etc.
She is able to speak numbers from one to ten.
In group she is trying to do activities with other students. She is able to identify objects from the alphabet said to her like” k for kamal “ in Gujarati.
Her behaviour problems have reduced to a great extent. She has totally stopped biting, pushing others. She is becoming a good student now and trying to understand all the instructions that are given to her. She is trying to cope with other students and trying get mixed up with all.
The parents are happy saying that “You have taught our child to sign and speak when she is feeling to go for urinal or toilet. This is the most important thing for us. Further she is now started to learn in academics as well.”
The total students that are benefiting from this program are about 120 in our campus at Mandaav road. All students are provided all services FREE of cost.
Expense bifurcation is = Trust paid Teacher Salary @ Rs. 60000 p.a. x 4 teachers - Rs. 2,40,000 (for 50 children)
Cost per child - Rs. 4800 p.a.