Centre of Excellence for Down Syndrome Treatment

Best Centre For Children With Down Syndrome

At Prayatna, we are committed to creating a nurturing and supportive environment where children with Down syndrome learn to explore their full potential, develop their unique abilities, reach goals and live fulfilling lives. Our objective is to provide extensive support, resources, and opportunities tailored to their specific needs. Our team stands ready offering comprehensive support and guidance to their families to help foster independence and promote inclusion within our community.

Services for Down Syndrome at Prayatna

Early Intervention Programs

Prayatna’s early intervention programs are carefully designed to meet the developmental needs of infants and toddlers with Down syndrome. Through a combination of speech therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, special education, behaviour therapy and support services, we strive to enhance early development and maximize each child's potential.

Therapeutic Services

We offer a range of therapeutic services, including speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and behavioral therapy, to address the unique challenges and strengths of individuals with Down syndrome. Our licensed therapists utilize evidence-based practices to support communication, motor skills, sensory integration, and behavior management.

Educational Support

Our center provides specialized educational support services to children and adolescents with Down syndrome, including individualized tutoring, educational assessments, and guidance on curriculum adaptations. We work closely with educators and families to create inclusive learning environments that promote academic growth and social-emotional development.

Life Skills Training

Our structured therapy programs and activities help learn essential life skills, such as communication, self-care, social skills, and community integration. Our goal is to equip children with the skills they need to navigate daily life, foster independence, and participate meaningfully in their communities.

Family Support & Training

We recognize the importance of supporting families throughout their journey with Down syndrome. Our center offers family counseling, support groups, informational workshops, and advocacy services to empower families, connect them with resources, and promote positive outcomes for their loved ones with Down syndrome.

Transition Planning

Prayatna hosts a variety of social and recreational programs designed to build friendships, explore new interests and guide them through life’s transitions, from childhood through adolescence and into adulthood with various skill development programs for functional independence at each stage.

Our Team

Prayatna’s team consists of dedicated professionals with expertise in special education, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, ABA, psychology and family support. We are committed to providing compassionate, individualized care and collaborating with families to achieve meaningful goals for their loved ones. 

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