PlayStreet has been providing integrated therapy services since 2012. As the name suggests, “play” has a very important role in PlayStreet. Our vision is to find solutions that enable our children to ‘enjoy’ play, find enjoyment in interacting with others and connect with us before they even begin to learn. So our array of services are based on the vision of providing naturalistic approaches.
Stage of development based intervention
Our school programs cater to children at different stages of their development with each school program having different focal points
The entry level sub-program is called the NAUTI Program and its focal point is parent empowerment, where parents are made to understand the importance of communication and the strategies needed to develop communication and interaction with their child.
After the NAUTI Program, the students move to the next sub-program called the CATERPILLAR Program. Here the focal point is play and early skills development. In this program, the emphasis is given on developing play skills and also developing other skills using play.
The last sub-program is called the BUTTERFLY Program and is an emulation of a regular classroom environment. The focal point of this program is to develop readiness for Group Instructions, Academic readiness and Social Skills.
Therapies in all the school programs
PlayStreet has embedded following treatment therapies in all the school programs to develop the required skills:
- Oral Placement Therapy
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Occupational Therapy & Sensory Integration
- Interaction Program & AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication) for developing language, Communication and Cognitive Skills
- Special Education
- Yoga - helps child’s motor skill, social skills, confidence, self-awareness, attention, calmness and much more
- Brain Gym - helps to improve learning, body awareness, motor planning and coordination
- Movement Therapy - is fun for kids which helps in visual movement calculation, auditory receptive processing and cognitive thinking approach to improve behavioural, emotional, academic, social, speech and language skills.
The third array of our services is aligned with our most important vision which is Parent Empowerment. We make sure that parents understand that they are the most important part of our team, and hence our motto is “One child, One goal, One team”. We have been constantly improvising our trainings to make them more effective by helping families to integrate the therapy goals into the natural situations.
We use an online app called “Goal Track by unkludge.com” which is an endeavour to ensure that therapists and parent can interact and record their work which goes a long way in helping the child and keep track of the milestones achieved so that we understand and applaud how far the child has come despite the odds against him/her.
Developing communication is our prime focus and we use an AAC solution called PlayTalk to give alternative avenues to a child for sharing his/her needs and views.
We follow a developmental milestones curriculum integrating it with the mainstream curriculum, thus our Special education provides services beyond Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. Our students learn Science and Social Science too.
The outcome of our school program is to develop skills in the areas of :
- Physical and Motor Development
- Emotional Development
- Sensorial Development
- Language Development
- Cognitive Development
- Social and Personal Development
- Creativity and Imagination Development
Our students receive individual therapies a few days in a week. These therapies include Speech therapy, Oral Placement therapy, Occupational therapy, Special Education using latest teaching approach. The other activities done by our students regularly are cooking, yoga, games, music and having lots of fun. Our students go for a field trip every month. Our students participate in events every month. They perform twice a year during Xmas Carnival and Annual Day. Out students and their families put stalls during Diwali Mela and give experience to students to sell the food and products made by them.
Why PlayStreet stands out
PlayStreet stands out because our students are always the centre of our thoughts. We have moved beyond conventional therapies and provide functional activities which lead our students towards readiness for quality of life. We use latest approach like RDI, HANEN, Play therapy, and use technologies like Goal Track, PlayTalk. Empowering parents and training the staff never stops at PlayStreet.
After School Program
We also provide integrated therapy program in the afternoon to students who are already going to other mainstream schools but need more support for skill building.
"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." – Henry Ford
When our families, therapists, support staff come together, something incredible happens - teamwork happens the way it's supposed to happen. Things change when everyone on the team is equally invested in the overall purpose and goal. You find yourself working faster, finding mistakes more easily, and innovating better.
That is why our motto is – “One Child. One Team. One Goal”