Vadodara: A research and therapy centre specially meant for the disabled was inaugurated in the city on Wednesday.Vadodara mayor Jigisha Seth inaugurated the Urmi Divyang School Research and Therapy Centre, a part of BRG Medical Institute at Sama-based Urmi School.The centre will enrol all physically and mentally challenged persons from all sections of society. There can be a student who is learning English of grade 2 syllabus, Maths from grade 4 and science from grade 3,” she said, adding that students will also be give speech therapy. “The centre will provide physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sensory integrated therapy and speech therapy,” said Radhika Nair, managing director of Urmi School.“An IQ assessment test report countersigned by a registered medical officer and other standard documents are to be submitted as a pre-requisite at the time of seeking admission at the centre,” she said, adding that based on these submissions and under a special educator’s guidance, the students will be trained to become independent.The centre will provide pre-vocational training to such students through special classes of craft.“Our future goal is to provide manpower to establishments like banks, railways, bus stations among others and thereby enable the ‘divyang’ students to lead a free and happy life,” Nair said.After providing assistance through therapies, if the children are found to be capable to stand independently among other students, he or she will be sent to regular classes where they can study regular subjects.“Each student will be offered tailor-made syllabus for each and every subject.
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