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Hunu Teletherapy

location_on Ghana

Promoting connection, and learning of African children with ongoing behavior and learning challenges

It is no secret that early and intensive intervention for autism and social communication delays reduce symptoms but African families are finding it challenging to access interventions for their children today. Hunu trains parents and teachers to support children with ongoing behavior and learning delays like autism in the home or school by combining WhatsApp, messaging, and phone calls.

HundrED 2023
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Overview

HundrED has selected this innovation to

HundrED Global Collection 2023

2016

Established

225

Children/users

1

Countries
Organisation
For-profit
Target group
All
Updated
November 22nd, 2022
We want to be a companion for parents and teachers of children with ongoing behavior and learning challenges, including autism.
Rudolph Ampofo, CEO

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

After creating and running an afterschool program for two years, it became increasingly difficult to tell parents how I could not teach their kids because of their delays. In an attempt to do something about this, I converted the afterschool program into a center-based therapy program which has now turned into a teletherapy platform.

How does your innovation work in practice?

We provide personalized training and support for parents and teachers based on each child’s unique profile and behavioral history.

1) Using simple instructional videos to teach parents how to use behavior therapy and play-based techniques to help their children grow and learn through meaningful engagements in the home.

2) Training teachers to effectively identify ongoing behavior and learning delays and create and use individualized education plans and evidence-based classroom strategies to teach children and create inclusive classrooms.

3) Matching parents and teachers with trusted and certified behavior therapists and special education professionals to have knowledgeable companions work with them to develop support and educational systems for their children through two-way communication.

How has it been spreading?

We are currently trailing our solution with 200 Ghanaian families who have delivered more than 100,000 minutes of therapy in the home or school. In addition, our case managers are currently doing about 1,200 minutes of training each week, training families and educators to help their children achieve their behavioral goals.

In the next 2 - to 3 years, through our partnership with the African Union, we plan to successfully work with the Ministry of Education in Ghana to train parents and teachers on how to use behavior therapy and special education techniques to engage and deliver learning to improve social communication and academic skills of 2,500 Ghanaian children with ongoing behavior and learning challenges and transition to mainstream schools.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

If someone wants to use our solution, all they need to do is send a message to our virtual therapy assistant Hubeta on WhatsApp, who will assist them complete a behavior assessment in 5 minutes.

Hubeta matches caregivers with a certified therapist in minutes who works with caregivers to develop a treatment plan for their children. Click the link below to start:

https://bit.ly/3GyqS49

Impact & scalability

HundrED Academy Reviews
This parent engagement forward idea could be scaled to many countries to support parents to engage with and empower their children with different abilities.
Using resources to teach parents how to use behavior therapy enabling children skill and personality growth using learning play techniques is a highly influencing way for a child's extraordinary behavior. Amazing work.
- Academy member
Academy review results
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Media

Craft Education: Supporting the education of children with learning challenges
It is no secret that early and intensive interventions for ongoing behavior and learning challenges significantly reduce symptoms. Unfortunately, many African families find it challenging to access these interventions for their children.Read about Craft Education's solution on GPE's Education for All Blog
RewirEd Awards Three Innovative African Education Projects Major Cash Injections To Combat Learning Crisis
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/rewired-awards-three-innovative-african-044000313.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAALYCy7EgVq7R9kjZVe55_B1qQ-rkX690vZX1mgM9k4x9G1-c_izKAiIPfElYC-oS4pF_UqY2g80cSYgEs_9vHZo2j2LdRtGd-D1WmAX3aIa-e9p00mdv55XHq7J16RVXhbRsmCYo-8NTy0VcwsxtjVGnRlIwOR4zg0z0SXXJU9TA
African Union Awards Three Outstanding Education Innovations at RewirEd Summit
https://au.int/en/pressreleases/20211223/african-union-awards-three-outstanding-education-innovations-rewired-summit
Ghanaian Entrepreneur Is Providing Mobile Solutions For Learning and Social Communication Delays, Including Autism And Education In Africa.
https://www.digitaltimes.africa/ghanaian-entrepreneur-is-providing-mobile-solutions-for-learning-and-social-communication-delays-including-autism-and-education-in-africa/
Five of Africa’s Most Promising Education Innovations Unveiled on the Second Day of the RewirEd Summit > A global summit on education
https://www.rewired2021.com/news/five-of-africas-most-promising-education-innovations-unveiled-on-the-second-day-of-the-rewired-summit/
Impact Ventures Competition Winners! - Impact Ventures Competition
https://impactventurescompetition.com/impact-ventures-competition-winners/

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