ON DEMAND EDUCATIONAL CHANNELS

for underprivileged children around the world.

MATH CHANNEL

SCIENCE CHANNEL

WORLD LANGUAGE CHANNEL

MUSIC CHANNEL

LIFE SKILLS CHANNEL

KIDS YOGA CHANNEL

ART & LITERATURE CHANNEL/p>

SOCIAL STUDIES CHANNEL

TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTER SCIENCE CHANNEL


According to the UNICEF data survey 2020, more than 90 per cent of ministries of education enacted some form of policy to provide digital and broadcast remote learning. Most students, about 70 per cent have assets at home that would allow them to learn remotely through digital or broadcast classes at the global and regional levels.

Conversely, at the 31 per cent of school children worldwide cannot be reached by remote learning programs. The main reason is to a lack of necessary household assets or unable to access their needs. In addition, 40 per cent of countries did not provide remote learning opportunities at the pre-primary level of education. According to the UNICEF, remote learning factsheet 2020, there are 70 per cent of students from around the world live in rural area who cannot be reached and over three quarters come from the poorest 40 per cent of household.

Predictably, digital and broadcast remote learning have a higher potential by delivering education channels that include take-home packages, in-build channels, and live streaming for the subjects of mathematics, science, world language, music, kids’ yoga, life skills, art & literature, social studies, and technology & computer science.

Math Channel: Math channel focus to enhance math skills which increase analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving abilities.

Science Channel: Science channel helps to develop a scientific approach towards a life, increase critical thinking abilities, discovery and research, fundamental structures, logical reasoning, and intellectual capabilities.

World Language Channel: Language channel focus on English reading and listening. Moreover, introducing foreign language, learning world language helps respecting other people, fosters on understanding of the interrelation of the culture.

Music Channel: Music channel provide opportunity to explore music. Learning music is meaningful and gratifying experience which helps to develop learning skills, communication skills, creativity, teamwork, discipline, respect for others, and self-esteem.

Kid's Yoga Channel: Yoga channel is precisely developing for the kids and tailor the yoga sequences for children’s well-being. Yoga helps children manage their anxiety, emotional regulation, boost self-esteem, increase mindfulness, enhance concentration, increase memory, and reduce impulsivity.

Life Skills Channel: Life skills channel helps children to find new avenues and problem solving, recognize the impact of their actions and teaches them to take responsibility, build confidence in communication skills, analyze options and develop a greater sense of self awareness.

Art & Literature Channel: Art & Literature channel emphasis on creativity, connection, and communication, which helps to understand principals of design, ideology, politics and culture, and social movements.

Social Studies Channel: This channel helps studying social sciences, understanding of the real world around them, children increase their knowledge about places, cultures, and events around the world.

Technology & Computer Science Channel: Technology provides different opportunity to children to gain skills they need to be successful in the future.

Going the Distance in Distance Learning
Help us give needy students the opportunity to learn K1 to K12 Program Virtually during the
Pandemic with a TABLET.

Digital Tablet has become an indispensable tool in challenging times the World is facing currently. Non-ability to go to a school due to the Pandemic has created unprecedented challenges in continuity of education system for foreseeable future. We are embarking on a massive, months-long virtual-pedagogy approach as Schools are empty… Children are home... entire Educational Landscape has changed, and Online Schooling is born.

A practical solution to circumvent this situation is Distance Learning with the aid of a Digital Tablet. A tablet will help teacher provide high quality and engaging Distance Learning Lessons while being able to communicate with students via video conferencing, record lessons for their students, use virtual manipulatives, provide interactives and live examples instead of using notepads to write down examples/notes and share them via a camera. The entire process is interactive and will encourage children to participate.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that affects significant social, communication, and behavior. ASD begin in childhood and tent to persist into adolescence and adulthood. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM-5), a guide created by the American Psychiatric Association used to diagnose mental disorders, people with ASD have:

  • Difficulty with communication and interaction with other people.
  • Restricted interested and repetitive behaviors.
  • Symptoms that hurt the person’s ability to function properly in social work and other areas of life.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) data, 1 in 160 children has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) worldwide.

Evidence-based psychosocial interventions, such as behavioral treatment and parent skills training programs can reduce difficulties in communication and social behavior with positive impact on well-being and quality of life for persons with ASD and their caregivers.

About 1 in 54 children has been identified with ASD in the United States, according to the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. It is 4.5 times more common among boys than girls.

ASD prevalence appears to be increasing globally over the past 50 years as per the epidemiological studies.


Statistic data shows that it is an alarming call to develop a strategy to help and motivate the ASD children, tailor meticulous course work for ASD children’s education, and enhance their developmental ability.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Music Therapy

According to the American Music Therapy Association, music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based music intervention within a therapeutic relationship address to behavioral, social, psychological, communicative, physical, sensory-motor, and cognitive functioning. Music therapist provides the treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Music therapy improves the communication style of people who cannot express their feelings in words.

Music influence thoughts feelings and behaviors. Many studies show that music have a significant impact on psychological dimensions. It was found that music form and structure can bring order and security to mentally challenge children; it motivates to communicate and improve the quality of life. Music can reduce sympathetic nervous system activity, decrease anxiety, blood pressure, heart, and respiratory rate. As per the study, classical music is a great tool to alleviate sleeping problems.


As per the AMTA, 2008 publication, clinical outcomes demonstrated that music therapy mainly focuses on

  • Communication
  • Cognition
  • Behaviors (problem, repetitive, stereotypic)
  • Social Skills and interaction
  • Emotional regulation

Recently, neurological study found that music changes the activity of brain. Especially, it was observed that music therapy improved prefrontal, supplementary motor, and temporal brain regions which are relevant to higher-order cognitive, socio-emotional, and motor functions.


According to the study, music therapy may help children with ASD to improve their skills in primary outcomes area, involving in social interaction, verbal communication, initiating behavior, social-emotional reciprocity, and increasing social adaptation skills, which promoting the quality of parent-child relation.

As per the study published in Brain Research Bulletin, music making with others is a multi-modal activity that demonstrates to engage brain regions that largely overlap with the human mirror neuron system (MNS). Moreover, many children with autism thoroughly enjoy participating in music activities. This kind of activities may enhance their ability to focus and interact with others, thereby fostering the development of communication and social skills.


Helpinghand365 provides quality and valuable music therapy resource
for the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) children


References:

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.)

AMTA (2008). Autism Spectrum Disorders: Music Therapy Research and Evidenced Based Practice Support. Silver Spring, MD: AMTA.

Bharathi, G., Venugopal, A. & Vellingiri, B. (2019). Music therapy as a therapeutic tool in improving the social skills of autistic children. Egypt J Neurol Psychiatry Neurosurg (55), 44.

Harmat, L., Takács, J., & Bódizs, R. (2008). Music improves sleep quality in students. Journal of advanced nursing, 62(3), 327–335.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2020)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health. (2015). NIMH Strategic Plan for Research (NIH Publication No. 02-2650)

Wan, C., Demaine, K., Zipsea, L., Norton, A., & Schlaug, G. (2010). From music making to speaking: Engaging the mirror neuron system in autism. Brain Research Bulletin 82, 161–168.

World Health Organization. (2019). Autism Spectrum Disorders