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

Dr. K. Jayashree Ashok, Ph.D, LSPD (USA) - Founder

Has been working with children with Learning Difficulties for the past 18 years. She is a professional SIM trainer from the KU CRL , Kansas University , USA. , and also a Professionally Certified Educational Therapist (NILD- Virginia, USA) . She is a professional trainer for Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment Program from Israel. She is involved in training teachers all over India for the past 18 years.

Educational Qualifications:

Ph.D in Economics from the University of Madras, Learning Strategies Professional Developer - Strategies Instruction Model. (SIM) KU CRL, The University of Kansas, USA Educational Therapist, National Institute of Learning Development, NILD, Regent University, Virginia, USA Trainer in Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment ( FIE) Program, Israel. and LPAD practitioner. RCI – FCELD – Learning Disabilities Completed Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Madras on the topic ‘Empowering College Students with Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia) in Chennai- A Case Study into the Economics of Their Sustainable Development’

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. 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.

Ajay Subash.A M.Sc. LPAD- Italy
Director- Operations

A Post Graduate in Medical Sociology from Loyola College, he graduated in Social work (BSW) from Madras School of Social Work. Chennai. He underwent training in LPAD-(Learning Propensity Assessment Device) -Psychological Dynamic Assessment conducted by the Feuerstein’s Institute in Italy. He is currently pursuing his M.Sc in Counseling & Psychotherapy. After completing his post graduation, Ajay worked in Lifeline Rigid Hospital, Chennai as Assistant Manager (Operations). He is a member of the Nurses Association in GNAT and voluntarily helps them with their awareness and prevention programs. He enjoys his work and seeks to learn more and reach out to students as possible who need help.


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.




2.B.Serenity Palace,
115/48.New Avadi Road,
Kilpauk, Chennai-60010.

   (+91) 9840815265, 9962515265