|Psychologist's assessment and counselling||The UDAAN Psychologist assesses Psycho-social behaviour, severity measurement, parental counselling and diagnosis|
assessment and therapy
|The Physiotherapist team at UDAAN helps in strengthening body, mobilising joints and enabling the body to be able to carry out the work it wants to.|
|Occupational Therapist's assessment and therapy||UDAAN's Occupational Therapy Team teaches the child how to use its body properly for work and how to do the needful|
|Sensory Integration Therapy||The brain is constantly bombarded by millions of sensations, UDAAN has a fully equipped Sensory Integration Therapy unit to help in filtering the multitude of signals and analysing them to make proper sense of its environment and surrounding and react or respond appropriately, especially in children with autistic features|
|Special Educator's assessment and therapy||UDAAN's Special Educators are trained to bring out the best in special needs child, using specialised individualised therapy, specialised aids and appliances, as benefits a specific child. This is best done on a one-to-one manner initially at least half to one year before going in for group therapy, pre-vocational training, money handling if cognitive abilities permit, integrated or main-stream schooling.|
|Potty Training||Passing stool and urine is a necessity of life but its ability is acquired sometimes much later than usual or not at all. It seems innocuous while the child is small, but what when he/she grows up? If a girl child, the additional question of changing nappies comes up. Hence this training is an essential part of the training of a special need child. Hardly ANY Training Center imparts this training, especially for the girl child. UDAAN has male and female staff to teach this shunned part of training too.|
|ADL Therapists's assessment and therapy||UDAAN's ADL Staff enables the special child to develop ability based techniques of "HOW TO" for activities of daily living like eating, washing up, toileting, dressing and undressing, etc.|
|Speech Therapists's assessment and therapy||Speech Therapists at UDAAN do not aim only for speech development, but also provide a wide range of specific exercises and oromotor training for proper sucking, chewing, swallowing, phonation, besides proper speech development and all that goes on behind that activity.|
|Art and Craft Training||UDAAN's Artist is an excellent teacher for Art and Crafts training, teaching eye-hand coordination, reducing attention deficit and hyperactivity, enhancing command following while reducing attention deficit, thus improving psychosocial behaviour to let loose the flight of imagination in the heart of every child.|
|Group Therapy||Once the child graduates from the primary therapies above, specific UDAAN Therapy streams take over and he is started on Group Therapy to teach him/her to be social, cooperative and part of a group with a common targets to achieve, like activities together, meals together, going to the market together, etc. This helps reduce ADHD, increases psycho-social and communication abilities, command following and helps his/her return to society.|
|Pre-Vocational Training||The child of today must graduate to gainful employment tomorrow. For this many centers run Vocational courses. UDAAN takes care of the preparatory stage by imparting Pre-Vocational Training as part of an advanced Group Therapy when the child is ready.|
assessment and counselling
|The Medical Team at UDAAN generates an overview of diagnosis, pathology, prognosis and directions to take. Biomedical Testing and Approach are totally Medical. Selected non-typical auttism spectrum cases are also referred to appropriate centers for Genetic testing. Based on all these data, deciding the dose and duration of HBOT and other latest research methodologies (see below) are determined by the Medical Director
|HBOT: Mild as well as high pressure||Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a means to deliver oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure to enhance intercellular delivery of oxygen in hypoxic brain and other tissues to enhance healing rate by overcoming hypoxia. It has been shown to be effective in CP, autism and allied neurodevelopmental disabilities. Its dose and duration depends on a careful analysis of a SPECT 3-D Fusion Scan of brain, a rare resource, available at Delhi, in India. We have been regularly doing it since 2003.
Our 10 years data on platform independent usage of HBOT won for us the award of "HYPERBARIC DOCTOR OF THE YEAR" 2010. Our detailed analysis paper was also published in march 2014 in Undersea Hyperbaric Medicine Journal
|Biomedical Testing with Therapy and Diet (GFCF etc.) in Autism||Dr. Mukherjee, the Medical Director, personally overseas this section.
About 30 minor and 20 major genetic faults have been noticed in Autism, that, in association with environmental factors, triggers the disease. While we cannot alter the genes, we can overcome the faults as we are already doing in diabetes, hypertension, power of eyes, etc. The faults especially targeted include gut dysbiosys, abnormal Methylation and Sulfation pathways, immunological deficiencies, micronutrient imbalances, neurological deficits, mitochondrial dysfunction, etc.
These approaches follow the guiding principles of Medical Academy of Pediatric Special-needs of USA
|Computer assisted Neurofeedback: for Autism||UDAAN is developing the Pediatric protocol for children to receive Computer-assisted Neurofeedback. The unit uses a PC with many video-type games and programs to suit all ages. Electrodes attached to the head and body pick up the body's EEG and EMG signals. If we concentrate well, the game or program plays out. This enhances recovery from ADHD and increases cognitive abilities and output.
We have been entrusted by Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, to establish the Pediatric Protocol for its usage in children with ADHD and cognitive inadequacy
|Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulationor rTMS, for Spasticity relief||At UDAAN, we use a sophisticated computer-assisted device whose electromagnetic coil with regulated mHz stimulation at specific intervals, for specific number of doses, for a specific number of days helps the damaged muscle-controlling areas of damaged brain function to regain to a fair degree, with reduced spasticity and enhanced muscle control. Coincidentally, mother's also remark that the child's cognitive abilities have also increased.
We have been entrusted by Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, to establish the Pediatric Protocol for its usage in children with spasticity
|Brahmi: Purified and Standardized in Autism||Delving in to the oldest literatures, the Central Council of Research in Unani Medicine, Ministry of Health, Government of India, has standardised and purified Bramhi. We have already demonstrated its safety and efficacy in CP in helping damaged brain in a long term double blind placebo controlled trial earlier. Now we have been again selected (only Institution in India) to repeat the study in Autism.
We have been entrusted by Dept. of Ayush (CCRUM), Govt. of India, to establish the Pediatric Protocol for its usage in children with Autism Spectrum
|Cellular Medical therapy in Neurodevelopmental disabilities||Stem Cells are the remnant colonies of the primordial cell that created that human being. They carry out repair and replacement of damaged and worn out cells (Apoptosis). Sometimes, when the injury is very severe, they cannot rise up to the occasion and need an external supplement.. See the specific pages for details. UDAAN does not encourage or do Stem Cell Therapy in NDD for lack of long term (more than 2 years) benefit study. Parents / Guardians desiring this treatment procedure may be directed to places where it my be available.|