Shrimad Rajchandra District Early Intervention Centre (SRDEIC) detects complications in babies born prematurely and provides specialized treatments that reduce long-term complications. The Government of India has recognised our centre as a model centre, one to be replicated in every district across the country.
Babies born prematurely are at a high risk of developing serious complications such as cerebral palsy, blindness, hearing loss and physical, cognitive and neuro-motor disabilities. Early intervention is the key to minimising the long-term effects of these complications.
The DEIC offers the following comprehensive services at highly subsided rates or completely free:
- Evaluation and treatment by a paediatrician, paediatric orthopaedic surgeon and paediatric neurologist.
- Dental services.
- Physical therapy and occupational therapy services to prevent or decrease difficulties in movement and other functional problems.
- Sensory integration, neurodevelopmental therapy and services for oro-motor and feeding difficulties as diagnosed by our physiotherapist and occupational therapist.
- Vision services and early identification of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) by paediatric ophthalmologist and optometrist.
- Audiology services for children with hearing loss and deafness provided by an ENT surgeon and audiologist.
- Speech-language pathology services for children with delayed speech, weakened muscles around the mouth and difficulty in swallowing.
- Psychological services including testing, counselling, consultation, parent training, behaviour modification and specialised learning programs provided by a clinical psychologist.
- Identifying cognitive delays and providing intervention to enhance cognitive development.
- Lab services for routine blood investigations.
- Nutrition services to identify and manage feeding problems.
- Specially designed learning environments and activities that promote the child’s development.
- Providing families with information, skills and support to enhance the child’s development.
This systematic, planned and multidisciplinary approach
- Alleviates feelings of isolation, stress and frustration.
- Reduces future costs of special education, rehabilitation and healthcare.
- Helps children with disabilities become productive and independent.