Upanayan is a systematic, structured programme for the management and training of children with developmental delays/mental retardation. The programme was developed and designed to suit the Indian socio-economic conditions and cultural milieu. The programme has been developed for managing children with different types of developmental delays besides mental retardation, considering the strengths of each child and treating each child as an unique one. In this programme, the mother as an educator of her child leads him/her along the path of development. In the process, she is advised and guided by experts and evolves as a carryover agent, co-educator, and a co-therapist for her child. In many situations the father, the grandparents and close relatives of the child are also totally involved and "lead" the child along.
This programme encompasses five developmental areas:
This part of the programme [age group 2+ to 6], includes advanced skills set under each of the 12 areas mentioned below.
Madhuram Narayanan Centre has also been engaged in disseminating the Upanayan programme across the country and motivating other voluntary organizations to establish special schools for providing Early Intervention services. Upanayan is now in English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Marathi languages. The Centre is in the process of translating the programme to other Indian languages and disseminating the same through workshops. For more enquiries on Upanayan contact us.