CSI Compound, Woodville Rd, Kodaikanal-624101, South India csirehabkodai@gmail.com 04542 – 241696 / 243686
  1. The task ahead of us is great, but the strength within us is greater!
  2. To go from a passive existence to an empowered life!
The children coming to us have various types of disorders like Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disability (ID), Down's Syndrome, Visual Impairment, Speech and Hearing Impairments and other Developmental Disorders.
Kinetic Therapy is offered by a qualified Physiotherapist in order to strengthen innate muscle power, improve mobility and to reduce pain and correct deformities. All the children who need therapy come to this unit in turns from their respective classes for individual sessions.
CSIRC Diagnostic Day Care Center comprises Special Education Classrooms, Speech Therapy, SSA & IED: 'Education for all', Physical Therapy, Recreation & Leisure and Extra Curricular Activities
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Our Orthotic workshop has an Ortho technician (Trained from Mobility India, Bangalore) who manufactures all Orthotic appliances for Special Needs people inside and outside the Centre. The Orthotic Manufacturing Unit is fully equipped to produce low cost, lightweight calipers and other appliances like splints, crutches, walkers and so on using Polypropylene and light aluminum bars and joints.
Orthotic Workshop
This local production facility has proven a great boon to the Palani Hill’s wider adult public with special needs. The advantage of these types of appliances is that the client can wear any kind of shoe or sandal and thus participate in places of worship where footwear is prohibited. We have provisions in this unit to take life-casts with kinetic measurements, and other required tools and equipment (oven) for Orthoses manufacture. Repair works for calipers, other appliances and wheelchairs are also undertaken in this unit. As mentioned, this unit caters free to all the students in our Centre and also to the adult public in general.
Going in line with “No Plastic in Kodai” theme all these projects are designed to prove that people with disabilities also can contribute towards the aim and objective of saving Kodai Hills from pollution and perishing.
On 12 June 1997, a pre-vocational unit was opened. Clients were introduced to many skills under graded exposure in a simulated working condition.
Around twenty five young adults in an age group of 14-18 years are engaged in the work skills unit and split into four groups to acquire skill training in four projects
Leaf ware ★ Papier-maché ★ Paper bags ★ Paper cups. read more
This program was started for children between the age group of 0-6years. The Main Focus-Improvement in the functional and learning abilities of children with disabilities (0 to 6 years) leading to improved quality of life. The philosophy behind this is to provide rehabilitation services as early as possible to enable the child to gain all the learning experiences that a normal child gets for the development of their brain. Our focus is to provide a conducive environment to the child for his learning and we aim that he should move into Class 1 when he is 6years old like any other child. The focus is on holistic training of the child which helps in total rehabilitation.
Three of our staffs were trained in Vidya Sagar, Chennai, and their team visits the unit at regular intervals to follow up and update. The activities in this unit includes Group Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy & Communication, Individual Education, Sensory Integration, Nature Walk, Play activities, Art, Outings, House Visits, Activities of Daily Living, Parents Counseling & Training and celebrations They have regular outings to various places in Kodaikanal like the lake, tourist spots, gardens, etc. which to our surprise many of the parents haven’t yet visited. The staff conducts regular visit to the homes of the children. Lot of emphasis is given to parent counseling making them accept the condition of their child and importance of starting the rehabilitation services as soon as possible. A consultant Speech Therapist visits this unit twice every week.
To provide physically handicapped children in the Palani Hills and Kodaikanal irrespective of caste and religion an environment with love and care.
The Residential Home is managed in partnership with the Sisters of St. Anne’s, Tiruchirappalli. The children are taught to discover their life roles in life through Honesty as their first priority—and Faith, Hope and Love as their top priorities.
Differently-abled children who come from distant villages and from the town of Kodaikanal are provided boarding and lodging facilities to facilitate uninterrupted quality education and interventions. They are given individual care and if necessary special remedial inputs in studies. The CSI Residential Home facilitates higher education for the students and also helps in better job placements like Radio jockeys, Business, Hotels, Software, Accounts, Computer centre, Copy Centers, Physiotherapists and Orthotechnicians etc. read more
The ‘Pre-School’ unit involves special training given to the children before attending mainstream school.
Twelve Hearing Impaired children attend the CSI Town Middle School, where quality education is imparted to them under the Sarva Sikshya Abhyan (SSA) program. Reinforcing sessions in Language Skills are separately attended to in the Centre Speech & Hearing Unit. Wherever Remedial Sessions are seen to be required the Special Educators in this unit attend to that also. The students receive Speech and Auditory Training, Speech Stimulation, Lip Reading, Sign Language interpretation and extra-curricular activities here. All the students undergo Audiogram Testing and receive Hearing Aids according to the assessment results. read more