Wellbeing & Mental Heath

Children with Disabilities

I am here, I matter, I too can make a difference! An emphatic journey from not knowing how to belong to carving out an identity, is what this program assists children with disabilities in. It finds application in various scenarios of disability including blindness, deafness, developmental delays like intellectual impairment, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome and various forms of learning disorders.

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Arts activities enable the student to communicate in a unique way and to organise experiences, ideas, feelings and imaginings in a visible and tangible way. Through drawing, painting, constructing and inventing, the student is enabled to assimilate, respond to, and make sense of his/her experience of the world. Through its emphasis on the individuality and creativity of each student’s work, our arts curriculum serves to enhance self-confidence and self-esteem in the student. Instead of conformity, it encourages risk-taking and spontaneity and so celebrates uniqueness.

FEATURED PROJECT

art lab at little flower convent, chennai

We have set-up a performing arts lab for children with speech and hearing impairment at the Little Flower Convent in Chennai. This lab has been supported by BNY Mellon. We offer structured training in dance, music and theatre. Children are involved in individual and group activities through acting, dancing, performing, and designing costumes and props.

children in the programme have shown:

  • Improved coordination
  • Increased expression
  • Improved self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Enhanced ways of communication
  • Better concentration
  • Improved risk-taking and spontaneity
  • Improved coordination
  • Increased expression
  • Improved self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Enhanced ways of communication
  • Better concentration
  • Improved risk-taking and spontaneity

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