Early Intervention Manual

Babies in India receiving early intervention services

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Dr Namita Jacob
Regional Education Specialist, Asia Pacific, Perkins International

Development Team

Poonam Natrajan; Vimala Srinivasan; Priyo Lal; Madhumathi Bose; Namita Jacob; Pinki Rani & Vandana Chopra 


© Helping Children who are Blind, courtesy of Heidi Broner and Hesperian Health Guides  (formerly known as Hesperian Foundation), Berkeley, CA

A publication of  THE NATIONAL TRUST

for  the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation & Multiple Disabilities (Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India)16-B, Bada Bazar Road, Old Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi-110060;  
Tel.011-43187800 / 43187878 Fax : 011-43187880

Concept & Contributions

Although one person did most of the writing of this manual, many people were involved in its creation, including how the manual would be organized, major issues to address in each age group and key intervention suggestions. The original team included:
Dr Namita Jacob           Anuradha Naidu
Poonam Natrajan          Madhumathi Bose 
Vimala Srinivasan         Sudha Ramamurthy
Priyo Lal                        Pinki Rani 
Vandana Chopra 


©The National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation & Multiple Disabilities, 2014.
This publication can be copied, reproduced and distributed as long as it is done free or at cost and not for profit. We encourage translation and adaptations with our permission to meet local need. If you would like to translate this manual, please write to us at contactus@thenationaltrust.in


The majority of the illustrations in this manual are used with the permission of Hesperian Health Guides who hold the copyright. Please contact images@hesperian.org if you are interested in using these illustrations.
We wanted illustrations that capture development and at the same time provide the reader with numerous ideas – good positions, clever toys, environmental modifications and a rich social environment. We turned to the best resource we knew – the Hesperian Health Guides – and are deeply grateful for their generosity in supporting our work. 


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