Shrimad Rajchandra District Early Intervention Centre (SRDEIC)
Shrimad Rajchandra District Early Intervention Centre (SRDEIC)

Shrimad Rajchandra District Early Intervention Centre (SRDEIC) detects complications in babies born prematurely and provides specialized treatments that reduce long-term complications. The Government of India has recognised our centre as a model centre, one to be replicated in every district across the country.

Babies born prematurely are at a high risk of developing serious complications such as cerebral palsy, blindness, hearing loss and physical, cognitive and neuro-motor disabilities. Early intervention is the key to minimising the long-term effects of these complications.

The DEIC offers the following comprehensive services at highly subsided rates or completely free:

  • Evaluation and treatment by a paediatrician, paediatric orthopaedic surgeon and paediatric neurologist.
  • Dental services.
  • Physical therapy and occupational therapy services to prevent or decrease difficulties in movement and other functional problems.
  • Sensory integration, neurodevelopmental therapy and services for oro-motor and feeding difficulties as diagnosed by our physiotherapist and occupational therapist.
  • Vision services and early identification of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) by paediatric ophthalmologist and optometrist.
  • Audiology services for children with hearing loss and deafness provided by an ENT surgeon and audiologist.
  • Speech-language pathology services for children with delayed speech, weakened muscles around the mouth and difficulty in swallowing.
  • Psychological services including testing, counselling, consultation, parent training, behaviour modification and specialised learning programs provided by a clinical psychologist.
  • Identifying cognitive delays and providing intervention to enhance cognitive development.
  • Lab services for routine blood investigations.
  • Nutrition services to identify and manage feeding problems.
  • Specially designed learning environments and activities that promote the child’s development.
  • Providing families with information, skills and support to enhance the child’s development.

This systematic, planned and multidisciplinary approach

  • Alleviates feelings of isolation, stress and frustration.
  • Reduces future costs of special education, rehabilitation and healthcare.
  • Helps children with disabilities become productive and independent.