Omega Center for Special Needs Education is established by a couple whose son was diagnosed with autism at the age of four. Omega Center is an outcome of these parents’ determination, with the help of God, to bring about a positive change in the lives of children with special needs and their families by making a complete educational and therapeutic services accessible at affordable fees. At Omega Center; it is not only the children with special needs that we teach; but also their care givers and parents. We educate the parents and care givers of the children with special needs:
- to better understand the disorder the child is diagnosed with
- to better handle and train the child at home
Our services are given by qualified professionals who are graduates in the field. The key teaching and therapeutic personnel include:
- Special Education Teachers
- Occupational (Sensory Integration) Therapists
- Speech Language Pathologists
- Behavioral Therapists
Omega center for special needs education Services
omega center for special needs education conduct standardized assessment for children with special needs by a group of three therapists before enrolling them to any one of our programs. A quarterly assessment is also conducted every three months to each child enrolled in our programs to measure prognosis and to plan educational and therapeutic programs accordingly.
One-on-One Therapy is conducted to a child with special needs by a therapist on a one to one set up. The therapy types are:
Sensory Integration Therapy
The most appropriate therapy type, length and frequency of sessions are determined by the compulsory initial assessment by a group of three therapists. One-on-One Therapies give the opportunity for parents to see the therapies being conducted so that they acquire practical knowledge on how to train their children.
Our Special Education Class program in omega center for special needs education provides a combination of one-on-one therapies and group activities. There are trainings in: academics, arts and crafts, life skills and social skills by a group of professionals. Our daily reports to parents would help to follow the program at home as well.
Schooling by Inclusion
This program in omega center for special needs education includes a number of sessions per week of the “One on One Therapy” program mentioned above and including the child with main stream children of appropriate level. This program will be available to those children who can currently assimilate with mainstream children without a lot of pain and this will be determined by the periodic assessments we conduct.
Occupational Therapy on omega center for special needs education
omega center for special needs education provide One-on-One Occupational Therapy to children diagnosed with: Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delay, Developmental Co-ordination and Balance Disorder, Learning Disability, etc.
Sensory Integration Therapy (SI)
Sensory integration therapy in omega center for special needs education is based on the assumption that the child is either over stimulated or under stimulated by the environment. Therefore; the aim of sensory integration therapy is to improve the ability of the brain to process sensory information so that the child will function better in his daily activities. The goal of Sensory Integration Therapy is to train the brain to automatically respond correctly to sensory input.
Speech & Language Therapy on omega center for special needs education
Speech and language therapy in omega center for special needs education is concerned with the management of disorders of speech, language, and communication in children and adults.
Our Speech and Language Therapy services are given using modern assistive technologies and latest practices. Under this program we conduct the following:
• Speech and Language Assessment
• Individual Therapy
• Group Therapy (if required) to help the children interact and play with each other
• Parents or caregivers training and consultation
Behavioral Therapy on omega center for special needs education
Behavioral Therapy in omega center for special needs educationis a strategy to help correct a child’s behavior by focusing on changing undesirable behaviors like tantrums, aggression, self-injury. The child’s progress is achieved with the use of specialized teaching techniques which focuses on developing appropriate behaviors which in turn diminishes the inappropriate behaviors.
Our Behavioral Therapy strategies are primarily based on the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). ABA is based on the premise that appropriate behavior – including speech, academics and life skills – can be taught using scientific principles such as: Discrete Trial Instruction, Applied Verbal Behavior, and Joint attention. We always strive to update our techniques with the latest and acceptable international standards.
Special Education on omega center for special needs education
Based on the IEP (Individual Education Plan) designed for each student:
• Each student gets One-on-One Therapies (Occupational, Sensory Integration, Speech and Behavioral Therapies)
• Each student gets lessons in academics, arts, crafts and life skills
• Each student is engaged in controlled group activities to promote social skills
• Parents of each student get a regular detailed report, the type and method of trainings conducted to the child so that they can build on the center program at home as well
Our daily reports to parents would help to follow the program at home as well. Our teaching methods are up to date and rich with diverse activities.