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  • : The Handimachal Programme for disabled children, Kullu, India
  • The Handimachal Programme for disabled children, Kullu, India
  • : In the (blue) House of the Himalayas, in Kullu (Himachal Pradesh, India), discover and follow the progress of the Handimachal project for disabled children.
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June 8 2013 7 08 /06 /June /2013 07:04

Today I speak more like a human being sharing experiences of learning and understanding a child, rather than an Occupational Therapist imparting therapy to a so called Autistic child. For the purpose of this article, we can distill Autism’s myriad characteristics...
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June 1 2013 7 01 /06 /June /2013 14:32

The Ball Pool is a therapeutic product, which provides a multi-sensory environment that will awaken the senses or calm them down, depending on the child. How cool is that… two opposite effects in one product. Inside a ball pit, the 800 balls create a...
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May 1 2013 4 01 /05 /May /2013 12:36

Have good fun in the ball pool, kids!
Dear children, dear parents, dear friends! This year, students from class 7 in Sainte-Marie secondary school in Montpellier (France) decided to organise a small solidarity project in order to help the development of the Handimachal Kullu Therapy Unit....
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April 27 2013 7 27 /04 /April /2013 10:36

Handimachal Kullu Therapy Unit , a pediatric rehabilitation centre at work in the Himalayas is seeking a motivated Speech Therapist to work full-time at its Kullu-Manali Centre. Essentials for the Job – Bachelors in Speech pathology and Audiology. Job...
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March 24 2013 1 24 /03 /March /2013 15:49

Making Sense of the Senses! (by Shruti More)
Saturday, 23 March morning: Romain (OT volunteer), Chloé (APA volunteer) and myself reached Kullu valley. Early in the morning, I dropped Romain and Chloé near Tapu bridge in Kullu, where they were met by Karen - thank you Karen for getting up so early...
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March 4 2013 2 04 /03 /March /2013 20:15

What a difference sunshine makes to Kullu Valley! (by Karen Stelter)
Arriving in Kullu at the beginning of February my first impressions were slightly skewed as the entire first week was spent with non-stop heavy rainfall, snowfall on the upper valleys, occasional bouts of electricity and hardly any children coming in...
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February 27 2013 4 27 /02 /February /2013 13:10

It’s a long winter in France, and a long one too in Himachal, with heavy snow falls in Kullu valley this year. As expected, the attendance by children decreased due to transportation difficulties and cold temperatures, but less than previous years, which...
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December 28 2012 6 28 /12 /December /2012 23:21

Ajay, our speech therapist in Kullu, shares the benefit of his training and cooperation with Denise McVicar
This post was written by our local Speech Therapist, Ajay Kyashap, before the Christmas holiday. I would like to share with my friends the techniques that I have learned from Denise who came all the way from Canada to Handimachal to enhance my skills...
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December 5 2012 4 05 /12 /December /2012 22:53

Necessity is the mother of invention: trial splints, by Shruti More
Necessity is the mother of invention as the saying goes, how true is that. Need of splinting for the children like Sonali and Sagar was a major necessity to prevent further development of hand deformity. Lack of resources led to difficulty in making the...
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November 28 2012 4 28 /11 /November /2012 12:51

27 November 2012, Kullu
While Samantha, our latest OT volunteer, left Kullu more two weeks ago already to continue her adventure travelling in India, and Denise (speech therapist) has just flown back to Canada, Clarisse (APA volunteer) is now heading back to France. A few days...
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