Master Hardik consulted us in the early nineties. He was a spastic child and slow learner. His parents faced lot of difficulties in giving him a mainstream school education.
We started with homoeopathy and neurodevelopment therapy. He started improving but no one accepted him in a mainstream school despite our best efforts. Hence, he spent his initial years with us and he was given all special
inputs by our multidisciplinary team.
Then, He did his 5th, 6th and 7th from north Mumbai welfare society. After that he did his SSC and HSC through NIOS. Laterdid courses in computer applications. Now he is well settled working in one organization as office assistant.
He projected his pillar of strength to Dr PMB and with the same motivation and strength he said, “I will do all my best to compete”. He was felicitated by the chief guest.
Nidhi faced severe educational problems in her school. She also had extremely poor self confidence severe emotional disturbance. She was highly fearful child who would be easily give in to tears. She hardly had any friends in school. Her advocate father and educated sister attempted to help her, but finally she was removed from her school due to repeated failures.
She was referred to our institute for her problem. When she visited our centre with her parents, she witnessed some disabled children in the waiting room. She got terribly scared and ran away from the place. She simply refused to be brought back to the centre. Parents could not find a suitable school for a whole year and she remained at home. After receiving strong reference from some acquaintance, they approached us again. She was examined by our panel and was diagnosed as a slow learner. We startedwith homoeopathic treatment and counseling. She was admitted in our special school for slow learners. We also worked to build her personality and self esteem. Gradually, she started improving in all aspects. She confidently performed on stage in front of an audience of 500 people. An
emotional father who could never have imagined such a day in his daughter’s life was in tears.
Nidhi also showed lot of progress in her education. She has appeared for her SSC through NIOS and has passed out with flying colours. Nidhi today is not only a better student but a more mature, confident and emotionally stronger person.
Ajay was brought to Spandan 10 years ago as school drop-out. He was rejected from many institutes and parents were running from pillars to post in order to enroll their son in a school.
Finally, they came to Spandan and Spandan’s special school looked after Ajay well. After 6 years of intensive multidisciplinary inputs, Ajay cleared his S.S.C. through N.I.O.S. and took up Vocational Course. Today, Ajay is sports teacher as well as computer teacher, not only at our school, but also at other schools. Ajay prepared wonderful 6 minutes’ movie about his alma mater. He worked hard day and night for 3 weeks and prepared the movie, displaying past and present of
M.B.Barvalia Founation’s Holistic Child Care Centre and Special School. Everyone was amazed to see the Movie and applauded his efforts. He is a role model for our existing students. He is an example of strength, patience, hard work and faith in oneself.
Miss Ishita came to us in year 2000 with significant scholastic backwardness. After repeated failure in her mainstream school, teachers and principal insisted for drastic steps. Her distressed parents approached us. They were counseled and the behavior, attitude and academic difficulties of the child were tackled through a holistic approach. Ishita received homoeopathic medicines, counseling, remedial teaching.
Earlier, Ishita’s future seemed bleak. After few ups and downs, there was significant change. Gradually student started covering milestones. She has cleared her S.S.C. She possesses tremendous artistic talent which was always encouraged. Now that she has shown such improvement, it is possible to see ray of hope for her.
Currently, she is at Bangalore shaping her career in mass media. She hopes to be a journalist.
Baby S was born into an extremely poor family of a schizophrenic mother and an alcoholic father who had attempted suicide.
The mother abandoned her child on the 10th day after birth so it was her even poorer grandparents in Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar, who brought her up.
Some years later her grandmother died suddenly of cardiac arrest. These extremely traumatic experiences from such an early stage of childhood lead to severe autism and profound retardation.
After 3 years of treatment with Spandan, Baby S is able to lead a comfortable life. She even performed at a cultural show, for a large audience of about 500 people.
Sathwik is an extraordinary child who has all the features of autism but proves the fact that an autistic child is not disabled. Although he has no speech and makes no eye contact, he has certain unusual abilities.
He is able to comprehend complex passages within a few seconds ranging from the Upanishads and epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata to passages by John Milton and cartoons by R.K. Laxman. He shows mathematical understanding without being taught. He displays fine gross motor skills and can skate and bicycle on his own. He even received a national award from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.