Audiologist (3) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title=""An audiologist is trained to diagnose, manage and treat hearing, balance, and other auditory disorders in people of all ages. They have training in anatomy and physiology, hearing aids, acoustics, neurology, balance disorders, counseling and sign language.
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An audiologist is trained to diagnose, manage and treat hearing, balance, and other auditory disorders in people of all ages. They conduct tests on patients to diagnose the exact condition and administer the treatment required. If hearing aids are required they identify the best type and make sure they are fitted properly.
They counsel families and patients since auditory disorders have far-reaching social and economic implications.
They also teach coping and compensation skills such as lip reading and sign language to families and patients so that they can listen and communicate. They also aid in the research of the underlying causes of these disorders and in the designing of hearing aid equipment."
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Occupational Therapist (4) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title=""An occupational therapist (OT) provides treatment to disabled patients across the lifespan to help them develop, regain or improve the skills needed for activities in everyday life. This includes helping children with disabilities function well in school and social situations and providing support for adults experiencing chronic conditions. An OT does this through the use of therapeutic methods, assistive technology, and environmental modifications.
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An occupational therapist (OT) provides treatment to injured, ill, or disabled patients across the lifespan to help them develop, regain or improve the skills needed for activities in everyday life. An OT does this through the use of therapeutic methods, assistive technology, and environmental modifications. They help children improve their motor skills and sensory awareness by leading them in play activities and monitoring their progress. They help people with physical disabilities or chronic conditions by training them in the use of adaptive technology like wheelchairs and by demonstrating exercises that bring pain relief. They also suggest changes in the patient's environment like lowering cupboards, labelling drawers, etc so that patients are more independent in their everyday activities."
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Psychologist (7) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title=""A psychologist studies cognitive, emotional, and social aspects of human behavior and offers a wide range of treatment options that include cognitive behavior therapy, play therapy for children, family and group therapy and other evidence-based approaches.
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A psychologist conducts psychological testing and psychiatric evaluations of patients and designs treatment programs taking into account the patient's behavioral patterns. They do counselling for both patients and families in a group or one-on-one. They also work in the capacity of researchers, conducting scientific studies of behaviour and brain functioning. This aids them in their counselling and helps them design better treatment plans. "
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Special Educator (7) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title=""A special educational needs (SEN) teacher works with children with physical disabilities, hearing or visual problems, speech or language difficulties, learning difficulties such as dyslexia, conditions such as autism, etc who therefore require an advanced programme of learning in order to reach their full educational potential.
They prepare learning lessons using specialised audiovisual and software tools and specialised skills like Braille for visually impaired students and sign language for hearing impaired children.
For children with mild disabilities the lessons include reading, writing and mathematics. The children are also evaluated by their teachers to identify if the learning difficulties are short or long term.
For children with severe learning difficulties, a SEN teacher focuses on basic communication and literacy skills.
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A special educational needs (SEN) teacher works with children with physical disabilities, hearing or visual problems, speech or language difficulties, learning difficulties such as dyslexia, conditions such as autism, etc who therefore require an advanced programme of learning in order to reach their full educational potential.
They prepare individualised education programs (IEP) using specialised audiovisual and software tools and skills like Braille for visually impaired students and sign language for hearing impaired children. They also facilitate learning outside the classroom by including sporting events, field trips in the curriculum.
A SEN teacher ensures that the children can successfully integrate their social skills from a classroom setting to a wider social setting."
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Counsellor (7) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title=""Counselling is a systematic process that allows the patient to discuss his or her thoughts and feelings about any issue that they face, confidentially, to a qualified professional so as to understand the problem better and generate solutions. Counsellors provide an environment where the patient's concerns are listened to in a non judgemental manner. Counselors help the patient understand their problems clearly and help them either resolve them or come to terms with them.
Counselors specialize in the area they want to focus on and therefore there are school counselors, special education counselors, marriage counselors, mental health counsellors, etc. School counselors help students in the areas of academic achievement, personal development and career development ensuring that students become productive and well-adjusted adults. A special education counselor helps special needs children deal with difficulties they face in school and help them achieve their vocational or educational goals. They are in constant touch with parents and other teachers and constantly monitor and assess the child's needs and concerns."
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Speech Therapist (6) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title=""Speech therapists support and care children and adults who have difficulties with speech and communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing.
Speech, language, and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes, such as a stroke, brain injury, hearing loss, developmental delay, cleft palates, cerebral palsy, or emotional problems.
They are allied health professionals and work closely with parents, carers and other professionals, such as teachers, nurses, occupational therapists and doctors.
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Speech therapists or Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) support and care children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing.
Speech, language, and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes, such as a stroke, hearing loss, developmental delay, cleft palates, cerebral palsy, or emotional problems. For patients with speech difficulties, speech therapists work with them to improve their voices and teach them how to articulate words better and speak fluently. For patients with swallowing problems, SLPs focus on exercises that make the muscles of the mouth stronger and help increase acceptance of different foods and liquids. In some cases SLPs also suggest different diets to ensure safe swallowing."
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ABA/Behavior Therapist (2) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="ABA stands for Applied Behaviour Analysis. It is broadly the application of behavioral principles to everyday situations to help individuals either acquire skills such as language skills, self-help skills, play skills, etc or decrease certain behaviors such as aggression, self-injury, etc.
ABA is an applied scientific discipline and methods in ABA have been extremely effective for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Discrete Trial Training (DTT) is an effective teaching strategy for children with autism, that falls under ABA. It breaks down skills into small, “discrete” components and the ABA therapist teaches these skills one by one. Along the way, the ABA therapist uses prompts, modeling, and positive reinforcement strategies like rewarding the child with a candy or a toy to facilitate the child's learning. For example, the instructor may reward a child if he/she interacts with another person maintaining eye contact. The idea is if they are rewarded they are likely to perform it more often and with enough practice, they will eventually acquire the skill. There are other ABA teaching strategies as well and they differ primarily in what types of rewards are given, and whether the therapists use a highly structured format or more play activities.
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Pediatrician (3) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="A paediatrician is a doctor who specialises in providing medical care to infants, children and adolescents. They along with general physicians are the first point of contact for families when their child is not well. They are also most often the first medical practitioner who diagnoses the developmental or intellectual disability of the child and offers advice, information and support regarding the medical condition the child has. It is usually a paediatrician who refers the child to any other specialists if there is a need.
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Physiotherapist (5) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="A physiotherapist is a health professional who helps the physical and motor development of a patient. As the nature of the disabilities vary the treatment plan has to be designed differently. Treatments could range from posture care to helping a child use adaptive equipment like a wheelchair to exercise sessions to advising parents on how to handle their children in a way that will encourage good patterns of movement. Physiotherapy is non-invasive and does not involve medication. They are also called 'movement specialists'. Physiotherapists who are trained particularly to work with children and adolescents are called Paediatric Physiotherapists.
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Psychiatrist (1) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="A psychiatrist is a medical doctor with training in treating mental and emotional disorders. Pediatric and adolescent psychiatrist works with children, adolescents and their families to diagnose and treat mental disorders. Children can experience a wide range of mental disorders such as anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar disorder, behavior difficulties like aggression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), eating disorders and autism spectrum disorder. A psychiatrist prescribes a treatment regime, a mix of medications, therapy sessions and exercises for such children.
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Residential Centre (3) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="A residential treatment center (RTC), sometimes called a rehab, is a live-in health care facility providing therapy for substance abuse, mental illness, or other behavioral problems.
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Art / Music/ Dance teacher (2) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="Art Therapist for autism (ASD), Down syndrome/cerebral palsy/special needs/mental retardation in Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Indore, Dehradun, Secunderabad,Hyderabad. Art therapy is a creative method of expression used as a therapeutic technique. Art therapy, as a creative arts therapy modality, originated in the fields of art and psychotherapy
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Special School (4) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="A special school is a school catering for students who have special educational needs due to learning difficulties, physical disabilities or behavioral problems. Special schools may be specifically designed, staffed and resourced to provide appropriate special education for children with additional needs.. A school for children who are unable to benefit from ordinary schooling because they have disabilities, etc
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Therapy Centre (15) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="A treatment center that treats patients with substance abuse issues or mental illness.
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Vocational Centre (4) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="A vocational school, sometimes also called a trade school, career center, or vocational college, is a type of educational institution, which, depending on the country, may refer to secondary or post-secondary education designed to provide vocational education, or technical skills required to perform the tasks of a particular and specific job. In the case of secondary education, these schools differ from academic high schools which usually prepare students who aim to pursue tertiary education, rather than enter directly into the workforce.
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Early Interventionist (3) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="Early Interventionist for autism (ASD), Down syndrome/cerebral palsy/special needs/mental retardation in Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Indore, Dehradun, Secunderabad,Hyderabad
Helping children at the earliest signs of educational or developmental difficulty is key to prevent further delay as the child progresses. This concept is the basic premise of early intervention and the key goal of an early interventionist. Being such an important role in the educational field, a position as an early interventionist is rewarding but challenging and requires not only specific educational requirements but also unique personality traits.What is the role of an early interventionist?
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Children with disability really benefit from early intervention – the earlier, the better. But it can be hard to know which early intervention is right for your child. A good early intervention will be family focused, well structured and based on reliable evidence.
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Inclusive education means that all students attend and are welcomed by their neighbourhood schools in age-appropriate, regular classes and are supported to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of the life of the school
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Neurologist (1) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="Find Neurologists who provide services for seizures and epilepsy, autism (ASD), Down syndrome/cerebral palsy/special needs/mental retardation in Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Indore, Dehradun, Secunderabad,Hyderabad
A neurologist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating diseases of the nervous system. The nervous system is made of two parts: the central and peripheral nervous system. It includes the brain and spinal cord.
Illnesses, disorders, and injuries that involve the nervous system often require a neurologist’s management and treatment.
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Dermatologist is a doctor who treats diseases related to the skin, scalp, hair, and nails. Special needs children can have specific skin conditions that are triggered by either the constant rubbing or picking of skin or because of their diets which are most often based on the texture and colour they like rather than on nutritional aspects. It is also possible that children with developmental or intellectual disabilities are hypersensitive, hyposensitive, or sensation-seeking and therefore the dermatologist needs to be mindful of this when examining the child and prescribing a treatment plan for him/her. For example, a hypersensitive child may find even a light touch unbearable, a hyposensitive child may have an increased tolerance to pain, a sensation-seeking child may enjoy deep pressure on the skin, etc.
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A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment with specialized medical and nursing staff and medical equipment. The best-known type of hospital is the general hospital, which typically has an emergency department to treat urgent health problems ranging from fire and accident victims to a sudden illness.
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Skills Training & Employment Centre (3) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="Skills and Jobs Centres provide expert advice on training and employment opportunities, including: information on employment trends, areas with a shortage in skills and employment opportunities.
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Orthotics (1) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="The branch of medicine that deals with the provision and use of artificial devices such as splints and braces. A support, brace, or splint used to support, align, prevent, or correct the function of movable parts of the body. Shoe inserts are orthotics that are intended to correct an abnormal or irregular walking pattern, by altering slightly the angles at which the foot strikes a walking or running surface.
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Vision Therapist (2) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="Vision therapist provides non-surgical treatment for many common visual problems such as lazy eye, crossed eyes, double vision, convergence insufficiency and some reading and learning disabilities. Visual therapy is physical therapy for the entire visual system and aims to address visual problems that cannot be treated successfully with eyeglasses, contact lenses and/or surgery alone. The therapists teaches the child exercises that will help the child improve vision and eye movement. Often, an optometrist and a visual therapist are treated the same but optometrists look at achieving perfect binocular vision by only concentrating on eye muscles and eye alignment while vision therapy looks to optimize the entire visual system, including the eyes and areas of the brain that control vision, visual perception, etc.
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Yoga Therapist (1) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="With yoga, the aim is to attain body-mind wellness through postures or asanas and breathing exercises which strengthen the muscles and alleviate anxiety, depression, and stress. For individuals with disabilities or chronic health conditions, a yoga therapist modifies each pose to meet the needs of the student. The asanas are adapted so that the child can do them while seated in a chair or wheelchair. Yoga therapy is used in conjunction with an individual's already established medical care, therapy program and exercise regime.
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NGO (3) Apply <a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="a non-profit organization that operates independently of any government, typically one whose purpose is to address a social or political issue.
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