Founded in December 1989, The Madhuram Narayanan Centre for Exceptional Children changed into started as a social initiative through Indchem Research and Development Laboratory (Indchem Electronics) promoted by means of The Sanmar Group, in fond reminiscence of Mrs. Madhuram Narayanan, wife of K S Narayanan, the late Chairman Emeritus of the Group. The past due Air Vice Marshal V Krishnaswamy and the prevailing Director Mrs Jaya Krishnaswamy spearheaded the initiative.
The centre is the primary institution in India devoted to an early intervention programme for youngsters with development delays. The school admits and provides schooling to children inside the age group zero to 6 years. Starting with three youngsters, the school nowadays has to this point educated over 4500 kids and empowered their households.
Inspired by the point tested childcare legacy in India, and designed to match the socio-financial situations and the cultural milieu of the country, UPANAYAN which means 'lead alongside' an early intervention programme was advanced indigenously, by the determine organisation- Indchem Research and Development Laboratory, as a part of its societal responsibility. This fulfilled the void inside the place of disability, particularly that of mental retardation, the worst and maximum disregarded of the disabilities.
The computer aided coaching programme identifies over 250 abilties in kids regarding motor abilties, language, cognition, etc. It has also been programmed to teach children associated with situations like epilepsy, autism, cerebral palsy and different disorders.
The Upanayan Early Intervention programme of the Centre has been covered in the curriculum for schooling of special educators (inside the place of mental Retardation) laid down by using the Rehabilitation Council of India.
On an average round 150 children are gift on the centre on a daily foundation and receive training with their mother and father and caretakers. ''In addition, each determine is trained to emerge as a co-therapist and that they finally emerge as teacher aids for other kids right here. The programme's leader feature is that it's observable and measurable," says Mrs. Jaya Krishnaswamy, Director of Madhuram Narayanan Centre.
In an attempt to enhance its education programme, the centre released a tabulation method, whereby every pupil's statistics regarding his/her training and improvement is fed into the system, hence offering worthwhile research cloth.
Every year MNC conducts the 'Moving Ahead' Day feature for the students. This is an occasion of birthday celebration for each child transferring out of the cradle and the play vicinity at the centre, directly to the outdoor global of faculty education.
A guide device from the centre namely 'The Sanmargam' which means 'Good Direction' is a undertaking formalising the 'mainstreaming of children with unique needs after receiving intervention in the Upanayan Early Intervention Programme at the Centre. The undertaking is aimed at hand protecting and guiding the mainstream school coaching team of workers for a length of years. Every yr maximum youngsters be part of the mainstream colleges and some pursue their schooling in special schools.
As Priya Rajkumar, the most important of the centre says, "The emphasis, besides academic requirements, has been on socialisation and conversation wishes, so the transition to mainstream education surroundings is clean". MNC stresses on overall parental involvement in their early intervention programme for the outstanding children aged much less than six. It enables moms are available phrases with the state of affairs and presents the kid with all the requirements.
The children come in general from the city of Chennai and its area. The centre also caters to exceptional youngsters from different states in India as well as from nations remote places. The personnel contains educated instructors, occupational therapists, unique educators, physiotherapists and helpers.