Dr. M. Rajaram, MBBS., DPM.,

Consultant Psychiatrist

Mrs. Geetha Annadurai

Child Psychologist

Ms. Jeeshma Rajan

Clinical Psychologist

Mr. G. Egambaram

Occupational Therapist

Ms. A. Adaikalamary Shyamla

Speech Therapist

Ms. A. Jancy Rani

Special Educator

Athma special school has adapted an experimental approach that specifically designed for the student's unique needs. We use different approaches & assessments for each student to provide the special education services and we enroll students based on the following assessment model.


Medical Examination: Detailed history, developmental history, medical history, psychiatric morbidity and physical examination are assessed to understand the problem of the child in a specially designed Performa. Medical investigation: Appropriate blood routine & radiological investigations.

Psychological tools used for the assessment:

  • Binet-Kamath Intelligence test is one of the widely used test of intelligence in clinical and educational set up and a standardized IQ test for the Indian population.
  • Bhatias performance test of intelligence is an Indian adaption version of Weschler scale.
  • ACCL- Achenbach’s Child Behavior Check List
  • VSML-Vineland Social Maturity Scale- Indian Adaption
  • ACTERS – Teachers & parents version to assess ADHD
  • CARS- The Childhood Autism Rating Scales
  • Indian Autism rating scale
  • L.D assessment
  • Neuro psychological assessment
  • Speech & hearing assessment

Clinically diagnosed disorders

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Co-morbid psychosis
  • Degenerative disorder
  • Depression, anxiety
  • Dual Sensory Impairments [deaf blindness]
  • Epilepsy
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Post Encephalitic Sequelae
  • Post Meningitic Sequelae

Medicines are effective in case of increased behavioral problems, obesity, and epilepsy and sleep deprivation in children with developmental disabilities.

Focus Areas

The disability-specific specializations include:

  • Early intervention
  • Home based services
  • Special education
  • Vocational training
  • Parental counseling & guidance programme