Along with routine training for children, Manonandana Centre has also focused on the development of innovative teaching tools to develop skills.
“ Kaliyona Banni “ music – audio cassette is a tool for the development of language in children from concrete to abstract level.
An audio cd “ ಕಲಿಯೋನಾ ಬನ್ನಿ “ in Kannada language was brought out by Manonandana Trust in the year 2003 based on the finding of doctoral thesis of Dr. Kusuma Bhatta.
Poems on various concepts like shape, size, vegetable etc(total 12 concepts) were scripted by famous poets of Karnataka – Prof. H.S. Venkatesha Murthy, Mr. Jayanth Kaikini and Mr. B.R.Lakshman Rao.The music composition was by Mr.C.Ashwath, a popular singer and music director in the field of Sugama Sangeetha in Karnataka. The songs were encapsulated in a story format and narrated by Dr.N.Shiva Shankar( Prof – NIMHANS) and Smt.Aparna Vasthare. (Compere)
This cd is very popular as an educational tool to teach language for children aged between 3 and 6 years in regular schools also.
Low cost electronic equipment
Low cost electronic aids have been developed to develop communication and cognitive skills in children. These aids were developed by electronic engineer from Vishweshwaraiah Industrial Museum Bengaluru for the concept given by Dr. Kusuma Bhatta. This programme was sponsored by Social Banking Cell, Canara Bank, J.C.Road, Bengaluru.
Music – Yoga – Visual stimulation therapy for children with ADHD.
A combination of the 3 types of stimulation which are in different modes (Music – Yoga – Visual) was developed as a tool.
This tool was administered to 23 special children ( with mental retardation & ADHD disorder ) for nearly 3 ½ years. It was found that this technique will help the children to reduce hyperactivity and increase concentration. This can definitely be used along with other techniques, which gives very good results.