Child Services

Inclusive education has opened great learning opportunities for children with special needs, however, specific interventions is a must for complete integration. For the overall development of a child, each goal is systemically and gradually implemented. We work very closely with each parent and take regular feedback from parents as well as the school team.

Shadow Teacher Services

Every child has to be shaped and modelled into adapting to the school environment. More than adapting to the physical environment near me, it is important that the child learns to adapt to the dynamic changes in his learning environment from time to time. At Little Pods, we believe in assisting the child with special needs and helping him/her develop not only appropriate behaviours in school but also build academic skills and further strengthen the social/interaction skills with the overall aim of making the child independent.

Home Schooling

Little Pods aims  to work and create an opportunity for every child with special needs to let him/her come at par with other children with respect to his educational and developmental demands.
We provide homeschooling for children who find it difficult to adjust in a school environment owing to various issues or if the parent chooses to provide the child with an opportunity to learn concepts appropriate to age and grade at home due to varied health or security reasons. Our professionals are trained to make tailor made grade and board appropriate material to cover every subject and domain for holistic learning. Revisions and assessments are well planned as well.

Special Education Services

At Little Pods, our special educators are trained professionals dealing with the academic needs of the child with respect to his/ her educational demands. We understand that basics related to academic concepts needs to be emphasized for the overall academic development. Our professionals initially conduct informal assessment to get a good understanding of the child’s strengths, weaknesses, modality of learning and individual differences, post which they prepare a plan and teaching strategy using creative yet unconventional methods. Our professionals are carefully trained and guided to choose appropriate teaching-aid for effective understanding.

Comprehensive Home Sessions

Comprehensive home sessions offered by Little Pods aims towards an holistic developmental approach for special needs children. Comprehensive home sessions which cover behavioural, academic as well as social communication issues, gradually and systematically develop different mile-stones of a child. We include fine motor development activities, Occupational therapy home plan as well as Speech development interventions. By working collectively on all domains Monday-Friday at home we have observed that slowly but consistently the child shows overall growth in all these interdependent domains. We have ample experience and evidence-based results of the positive outcome of this strategy.

Behaviour Modification

Our well-trained psychologist carries out intensive behaviour modification with children in the natural environment, i.e. school, home, etc. While dealing with children, we know that as part of universal developmental milestones, they do not have completely developed cognitive faculties like adults. Hence, after understanding the concerns faced by the child and his/her potential to overcome them, we use behavior modification techniques by systematically shaping the child’s behavior towards the accepted norm. We train parents/caretakers if necessary because we believe that every technique and strategy would work best if started in a conducive environment which can then be replicated in real-world situations.

Curriculum Based Remediation

Our curriculum-based remedial sessions are unique because we include school curriculum as a part of our session to boost scholastic performance. We understand the difficulty faced by a child with special needs in managing regular focus on the school curriculum, and so, we include it along with working on basic concepts. Our professionals use an unconventional way of teaching school curriculum and preparing the child for assessments. We aim at maximum understanding of the concept and enhancing its recall. Remedial teaching has been showing great results with the age group of 5 to 13 years. We are also equipped to train the children for the NIOS syllabus.

Counseling Services

At Little Pods, counselling services are not restricted to children with Special Needs, these services can be availed by neurotypical children, siblings of those who are medically coping or siblings of special needs children. Through a counselling process, we provide appropriate professional help and advice to resolve emotional, adjustment and related psychological problems. We form a relationship with the client which helps us identify their strengths and areas of conflict. Systematic resolution of conflicts leads to sustainable growth and equips one with strategies to identify future problems and work systematically towards their solution. Adolescents and children always benefit with external guided support for the various issues that are difficult to be addressed by the parents at times.

Medical Psychotherapy

This is one of our unique services, Little Pods aims to venture and reach out to children who are recovering from any type of medical or terminal illness like seizures, cancer, Congenital heart problems etc. It has been witnessed and known that the pain of the medical procedures and numerous medical consultations often evokes the feeling of intense fear, anxiety and depression-like conditions which often takes a toll on a child’s development and well being. In order to enhance the quality of life at the same time, giving them some opportunities to engage positively in fun activities, these sessions incorporate a number of art-based, music-based and coping skills-based activities.

Psycho-Educational Assesments & Testing

Assessment is a process which allows one to understand the child’s competencies as well as the areas of challenges with the help of various standardized tests. For the process of certification as well as to acquire concessions in school, these reports are important. This is further directed with an understanding that will help us design a learning environment conducive to the child’s growth and development. Little Pods also addresses the referrals for assessments for the issues pertaining to emotions, behaviour, social skills and academics. We also provide mass Specific Learning Disability screenings at schools wherein we can screen out children with Specific Learning Disability from grade IV onwards.