About Us




The Centre for Holistic Integrated Learning and Development (CHILD) exists for the specific purpose of helping parents of children with learning difficulties. It provides awareness & training programs for both parents & teachers; educational therapy for children and dynamic assessments for identification & counseling services for parents & children.



  • To educate parents of children with specific learning difficulties on how to help, understand and guide their children.
  • The training of teachers in the art of teaching children with specific learning difficulties.
  • To identify children with learning difficulties and help them integrate into mainstream education by:-
    • Improving students thinking and reasoning skills using Feuerstein's Instrumental Enrichment Program (FIE).
    • Improving student’s core skills of learning through Educational Therapy.
    • Making learning meaningful through the use of multi sensory skills.

About the Founder Directors

Jayashree Ashok, M.Phil, LSPD,Kansas University (USA)

She has been in the field of specific learning difficulties for more than 15 years. Being a parent of a child with LD, she is fully aware of the stress each parent has to go through even as the child struggles. No matter what the condition of the child is, there is scope for change if mediation is done with meaning. A holistic education is what remedial help is all about. The parental role is crucial and educating parents on how to handle children is one of the major functions at CHILD.

She has a Master of Philosophy degree in Economics from the University of Madras She is a professional SIM trainer from the KU-CRL , Kansas University , USA and has done a professional course on Learning Disabilities from the National Institute of Learning Development (NILD) , Virginia, USA.,and FCELD-RCI India. She has been involved in training teachers all over India and Srilanka for the past 12 years. She is currently doing her PhD in the field of Learning Disablity from the University of Madras.

Renu Nayar

She is the holder of a Master of Arts in English from the University of Kerala and has been in the field of education for more than 20 years and in the field of handling children with learning disability for 16. She is also a freelance journalist.

She is trained in SIM, (the KU–CRL, Kansas University), Feuerstein’s Thinking Skills program, FCELD -RCI and Counseling and Guidance -IGNOU. She is a trained LPAD practitioner. She has come to realize the importance of educating parents of children with SLD. breitling replica cheap This arises from a strong conviction that children with SLD have an immense hidden potential and this can be optimally tapped with the right intervention at the right time, right place and in the right environment. Trained teachers and knowledgeable parents she feels are an essential component of the right environment. Accordingly she is involved in training teachers and educating parents as well as working with children.

Radha Jagannathan

A psychologist with 2 decades of experience, she believes that identifying students with SLD is not the end. There is a need to educate parents and teachers on how to handle their wards effectively to bring in a holistic change in them. She firmly believes that change can happen only if there is a combined effort by school, child and parent. She has a Masters in Psychology from Osmania University and is also trained in the SIM (KU-CRL, Kansas University) and Feuersteins’s thinking Skills program. She is a trained LPAD practitioner who does individual and group assessments. She also works at training teachers and parents.


Centre for Holistic Integrated Learning and Development has been created with the specific aim of helping parents of children with learning diffcultites. It provides awareness programs and training programs for both parents and teachers.




Loyola College Entrance, Next to Brown Stone Apartments,
Nungambakkam, Chennai- 600 034.
Tamilnadu, INDIA.

   (+91) 9840815265, 9962053331, 9884038506