Punarjjani is a web-based software tool capable of assessment, evaluation, and programming of a person with mental retardation, based on inputs from the interdisciplinary team of special educators. This is the first of this kind in India for the benefit of persons with intellectual disabilities.
Punarjjani integrates the three major widely used assessment methodologies in India viz. FACP, MDPS and BASIC-MR. Algorithms have been drawn from the currently followed manual process. The strength and needs of each individual are suggested based on these algorithms. Area of achieved independence, area required for strengthening and problem areas are identified for each person. Based on this analysis, optimal long-term goals and short-term objectives are identified and suitable lesson plan is recommended for each. A grouping algorithm incorporated in the tool helps to create homogenous groups for group teaching of children with intellectual disabilities.