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FOR PARENTS

 

All children can learn, but not all children learn in the same way, at the same time or at the same rate- learning is an individual process. Meeting children's diverse learning needs means identifying needs, developing individual goals and objectives for a child, selecting or designing appropriate supports and services, and then choosing the best learning setting. Some children may need more time to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to perform at the level of his or her peers.

As children grow and experience the world around them, they respond by exhibiting different behaviour patterns. Of this, some behaviour is accepted and some are not. The most common behaviours that are seen as inappropriate are often described as the child being fidgety, restless, clumsy, and forgetful, has inadequate speech or unclear speech, very sensitive to sounds, has difficulty reading and spelling, has bad handwriting, reduced motivation to study, does not play with peers, and shows inappropriate behaviour.

 

FIVE provides you with a TEAM of child care specialists with expertise in the various areas of child development. We have a structured system of service delivery which includes:

  • Working closely with parents to understand their child.
  • Probing into individual child's strengths and needs and designing programs to suit the child's cultural upbringing while preparing him/her for the community at large.
  • Addressing intervention as an active process which should be closely and continuously monitored with ongoing communication.
  • Consistent use of strategies across people and settings.
  • Developing programs that incorporate an organizational structure that supports collaboration, parent involvement, and individualized program planning with a creative approach.

Here at FIVE, emphasis is upon each child's strengths keeping in mind that a deficit based model focusing only on what's wrong with a child may lead to symptom relief but is not likely to lead us in the way of positive long-term outcome. Therefore our programs not only include identifying strategies to manage problematic symptoms and behaviors but also finding strategies to build on what's right, to facilitate self-esteem, flexibility and a sense of self-efficacy.

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Parents have a vital role in the global developmental processes of their child and also more importantly are the most constant factor in the child's life. They play a primary role in the upbringing; protection and development of their children, and hence empowering them to be actively involved in the process is one of our prime focuses.

It is important not only to work towards shaping your child's behavior, but also to help them feel good about themselves in the process. Parent training does not mean that there is something wrong in your current style of parenting, it is just a guidance to help parents gain better understanding into the problems you face with your child and the most suited way to handle it. Parents need to understand what drives their child's behavior and how to adjust the way they interact accordingly.

Our professionals emphasize on the bond between a parent and child and help them acknowledge the high-rises and pit-falls that may be associated with it while providing them support to tackle the same. Parents are made aware of the significant role they play in their child's development, which is not so much of an automatic process. At FIVE, parents are actively involved in every stage of the programme and participate in implementing it into the child's immediate environment. Extended family is invited to share experiences with the child and consult with professionals on how they can contribute. Professionals also provide parents/carers with practical options for following the advice/activities at home, using cost-effective, easily available and real-life resources.

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Parenting involves everything from being a playmate, to providing moral guidance, to ensuring good eating habits and providing shelter and clothing. The varied and many responsibilities, and the demands this place on parents makes the parent-child relationship particularly complex. Parenthood is often based on one's past history and memories of early experiences with their parents/family along with her/his own personality and character traits that affect (positively and/or negatively) their relationship and interaction with their child. Parents tend to follow different rules for interacting with their children than they do in other relationships.

At FIVE we provide parents with structured demonstration (takes place during the session) for each language objective and explain the same to the parent, ensuring their full understanding. Practice activities are also devised within the sessions to encourage the parents to think about each language objective flexibly. Parents are encouraged to follow their child's lead at home and strong emphasis is placed on achieving the language objectives through the use of daily routines and situations. In particular it is important to stress to parents that, although they are not to blame for their child's language delay, they can now learn what to do to encourage language to develop.

SCHOOL PLACEMENTS

All decisions about placement must be made in the best interests of individual children so he/she can experience both challenge and success. For some children with special needs, complete inclusion may not be the best option and may benefit from specialized programs. In some cases, these children can be provided specialized support within their school setting. They may attend specialized classes full-time or may be partially integrated into regular classrooms for some subject areas or activities. FIVE offers parents with support while trying to make important decisions regarding your child's schooling and supports the child, parent and school in bringing out the best in the child.

PARENT-PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP

At FIVE, our skilled therapists acknowledge parents/carers as an important and effective facilitator. We encourage you to observe and participate in sessions, and use prescribed strategies at home, all the while paying careful attention to your concerns and addressing them as priority.

CASE MANAGER

The role of the Case Manager is to act as the link between the professionals and the child and child's family/care giver. The child need not necessarily be availing professional help from our centre to receive this service. The Case Manager, will in that case, coordinate with the outside agencies involved and meet with the Parents/Care givers once a month to explain to them the process. They help Parents/Care givers to understand what is happening, the importance of it, emphasize on parental role in the process and where things are headed. They will maintain personal files for each child. Clients can be either individuals or even organization such as schools etc. In case of schools, the Case Manager will be the contact between the school agencies and "FIVE".

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For further details please do email us at enquiry@childsupport.in

 

 
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