Handicapped training

Department of Rehabilitation, Safdarganj Hospital, New Delhi 110029.

For this 30-months course, candidate should have passed Standard 12 in Science stream (physics, chemistry, maths and English) with 50% marks (45% in case of S.C./S.T.) and completed age of 17 years. After publication of advertisement for admission, IPO/demand draft of the amount so specified in the advertisement favoring Account Officer, Safdarganj Hospital, New Delhi along with self-addressed stamped envelope of 14 x 24 cm size be forwarded for obtaining application form.

All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Haji Ali Park, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400003.

This course designed for manufacturing and designing of calipers and other equipments for handicapped or polio victims, is a joint course of medical and engineering discipline. This is the only institute amongst 100 medical colleges. For admission to this course, forward a stamped envelope of 23 x 12 cm size along with IPO favoring AIIPMR, Bombay for the amount so specified in the advertisement being released in every June. – www.aiipmr.gov.in

Rehabilitation Council of India, 4, Vishnu Digambar Road, New Delhi 110 002. :

The candidate who secured 50% marks in Standard 12 Science stream examination should fill application form by end of March by forwarding DD/PO of the amount so specified in the advertisement (Rs.120/- in case of SC/ST candidate) favoring Rehabilitation Council, New Delhi along with self-addressed envelopment of 28 x 12 cm size. – www.rehabcouncil.org.

Jawaharlal Institute of P.G. Medical Education and Research, Pondicheri 605006.

A crossed Demand Draft of amount so specified in the advertisement and favouring Account Officer, JIPMER, Pondicheri (along with stamped envelop of 30 x 20 cm size) be forwarded in April-May for application form. Entrance test will be conducted in July at Pondicheri.

Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai 400 012.

Admissions are granted on 8 seats of two-years training course of Radiotherapy Technician. Stipend of Rs.1200/- per month is also given to the candidates below age of 25 years during the training period. For obtaining application form free of cost, forward stamped envelop of 23 x 10 cm size during May-June.

Career in the field of handicapped rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Science is a study of scientific measures for training, education and therapeutic management to persons with disabilities to restore their physical, mental, emotional, social and vocational usefulness as per their capabilities. Rehabilitation science is a discipline to design the quality and comprehensive rehabilitation programmes for the disabled persons to make them self sufficient, socially accepted and vocationally competent to prepare them to face the life with certitude and fortitude.

Rehabilitation is a multi-dimensional long drawn process, requiring intervention and provision of services at various levels, from the disabled individual to their families and community. It also encompasses several sectors, which help to work in a coordinated manner to provide services. Rehabilitation is a continuous process and it has synergetic effects when the concerned departments function is unison. Self-sufficiency, social adequacy and vocational competency are the main objectives of rehabilitation of persons with disabilities. The rehabilitation professionals/personnel have a role to play in empowerment and full participation of the persons with disabilities.

The persons affected with different types of disabilities need various rehabilitation measures such as aids and appliances for functional freedom and mobility, medical intervention, therapeutic exercises, education in special schools or inclusive settings, vocational training and employment etc. Convergence of these services through different facet of professionals would result in achieving the main objectives of rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities.

The Government of India has enacted legislation for persons with disabilities viz. Persons with disabilities (equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation) Act, 1995, which defines disability of a persons as he/she is suffering from not less than 40% of any disability categorized under the act such as Blindness, Low Vision, Leprosy-cured, Hearing Impairment, Locomotors Disability, Mental Retardation, Mental illness and provides them the right to education, employment social security, non-discrimination etc.

The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), constituted under The Rehabilitation Council of India Act 1992, regulates the professional courses to develop manpower in the area of rehabilitation science and monitors the training of rehabilitation professionals and personnel run by different institutions in the country. It also promotes research in rehabilitation and special education. It registers rehabilitation professionals/ personnel in Central Rehabilitation Register to eligible them to practice legally.

  • Indian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (IAPMR) registers practicing doctors of medical rehabilitation
  • Physiotherapy profession is regulated by Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP). IAP registers the training colleges and recognizes the training programmes in Physiotherapy.
  • All Indian Association of Occupational Therapists (AIAOT) regulates the occupational therapy profession.

Branches of Rehabilitation Sciences

Special Educational Rehabilitation is a branch of rehabilitation science meant to provide special education to children upto age 18 years by means of special methodologies, special teaching learning materials in a special school, regular school or in clinical setting on to an individual-child or through group teaching. Various institutes are running different types of special courses where one can join for proper career and also have the feel of service to needy people. One can help for rehabilitation of handicapped by opting it as a career by joining different kinds of training courses. The courses offered in this branch of study are :

Diploma level courses:

  1. Diploma in Special Education - Mental Retardation (DSE-MR)
  2. Diploma in Special Education - Cerebral Palsy (DSE-CP)
  3. Diploma in Special Education - Hearing Impairment (DSE-HI)
  4. Diploma in Special Education - Visual Impairment (DSE-VI)
  5. Diploma in Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorder (DSE-OSD)
  6. Diploma in Early Childhood Special Education-Mental Retardation (MR)
  7. Diploma in Special Education - Deaf blind (DSE-Deaf blind)
  8. Diploma in Teaching-Preschool Young HIV Children (DIYHI)
  9. Diploma in Indian Sign Language Interpreting – (DISLI)

Degree Level Courses:

  1. Bachelor of Education / Special Education - Mental Retardation (MR) (B.Ed./BS.Ed.)
  2. Bachelor of Education / Special Education - Hearing Impairment (B.Ed., BS.Ed.) (HI)
  3. Bachelor of Education / Special Education - Locomotors Impairment & Cerebral Palsy (B.Ed., BS.Ed.) (CP)
  4. Bachelor of Education / Special Education - Visual Impairment (B.Ed., BS.Ed.) (VI)
  5. RSc. Special Education & Rehabilitation-Multiple categories Bachelor of Education / Special Education & MR-on credit basis (B.Ed., BS.Ed.) (VI, HIRMR)
  6. Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Education-Special Education - Visual Impairment (B.Ed., BS.Ed.) (VI)

Post Graduate Diploma Level Courses:

  1. P.G. Diploma in Early Intervention (Mental Retardation) (PGDEIM-MR)
  2. P.G. Diploma in Special Education (Mental Retardation) (PGDSE-MR)
  3. P.G. Diploma in Special Education (Cerebral Palsy & Neurological Disabilities (PGDSE-CP & ND)
  4. P.G. Diploma in Special Education (Multiple Disabilities-Physical & Neurological disabilities)
  5. P.G. Professional Diploma In Special Education (PGPDSE-MR/VI/HI/LI)

Master Degree Level Courses:

  1. Master of Education / Special Education - Mental Retardation
  2. Master of Education / Special Education - Multiple Categories
  3. Master of Education / Special Education - Hearing Impairment
  4. Master of Education / Special - Visual Impairment
  5. Master of Education / Special Education - VI, Hi & MR - on credit basis

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Science :

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Science is a branch of rehabilitation science meant to conduct psychological assessment like intelligence, behavior developmental pattern, personality attitude, aptitude etc. and to provide psychosocial therapy, counseling and guidance services, home based training etc. to the affected individuals and their family during crisis period. It also encompasses formation of parent organization, disabled advocacy group along with formation of social clubs, organization of sports, art, drama, music, cultural and extra curricular activities. The courses in Psychosocial Rehabilitation Science are as under:

Certificate / Diploma Level Courses:

  1. Certificate Course In Clinical Psychology.
  2. Diploma in Clinical Psychology (DCP)

Post Graduate Diploma Level Courses :

  1. P.G. Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PGDCP)
  2. P.G. Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology (PGDRP)
  3. P.G. Diploma in Guidance & Counseling (PGDG&C)
  4. P.G. Diploma in Developmental Rehabilitation (PGDDR)
  5. P.G. Diploma in Social Work (PGDSW)

Master Degree Level Courses:

  1. Master in Social Work (MSW)
  2. Master in Rehabilitation Science (M.R.Sc.)
  3. Psychological Rehabilitation (M.Sc.)

M.Phil Level Courses:

  1. M.Phil in Social Work
  2. M.Phil in Rehabilitation Psychology
  3. M.Phil in Clinical Psychology
  4. M.Phil in Medical & Social Psychology

Clinical/Therapeutic Rehabilitation Science:

Clinical/Therapeutic Rehabilitation Science is to study rehabilitation science which is meant to provide clinical and specific therapeutic services to persons with disabilities ranging from prevention measures, early detection and intervention, diagnostic assessment, certification of disability, medical management, physical, occupational, developmental, speech and audiological management etc. The courses offered for clinical rehabilitation are as under where one can make a career :

Diploma Level Courses:

  1. Diploma in Rehabilitation Therapy (DRT)
  2. Diploma in Hearing, Language & Speech (DHLS)
  3. Diploma in Physiotherapy (DPT)

Degree Level Courses

  1. Bachelor in Metal Retardation / Bachelor in Rehabilitation Services / Therapy (BMR/BRS/BRT)
  2. Speech and Hearing (B.Sc.)
  3. Audiology and Speech Rehabilitation (B.Sc.)

Master Degree Level Courses:

  1. Master in Occupational Therapy (MOT)
  2. Master in Physiotherapy (MPT)
  3. Speech and Hearing (M.Sc.)
  4. Master in Audiology, Speech and Language Pathology (MASLP)

Further information on the above courses can be obtained from following organizations :

  1. Medical Council of India (MCI), New Delhi – www.mciindia.org.
  2. Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), New Delhi – www.rehabcouncil.org.