Special education is the practice of educating students with special educational needs in a way that addresses their individual differences and needs. Ideally, this process involves the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials, and accessible settings. These interventions are designed to help individuals with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in school and in their community which may not be available if the student were only given access to a typical classroom education..
Our Learning centre provides Individualized Education Program for enhancing the academic and social skills in children in two categories:
Early Intervention Playgroup (Age 2-5)
Learning Centre (Age 6-14)
Early Intervention Playgroup (for age 2-5) with Individualized Education Programme (IEP)
Play to learn … Learn to achieve!
Early Intervention Playgroup is an educational programme for very young children between the age group of 2-5 who are at risk or with developmental disabilities. This programme is intended to stimulate their brain and maximize their chances of reaching normal milestones in development.
A child may need early intervention in learning if he/she fails to:
- Express emotions, needs & demands
- Identify shapes, colors, familiar objects
- Imitate /maintain independent play – like role plays or playing in sandbox etc.
- Participate in group activities
- Enjoy doing things on own – getting dressed, tying shoe lace
- Show interest in animals and their sounds
- Remember short sequences of events of 2-3 steps
- Speak clearly to be understood or tell simple stories
- Hold a writing tool with a fist or finger grasp
In Early Intervention Playgroup, our team of trained special educators observe, evaluate and introduce planned individualized education programme for the child in coordination with his/her parents for developing social and academic skills of the child
The objective of Early Intervention Playgroup is to:
• Promote child’s age appropriate growth & development and prepare the child for the next stage of schooling
• Improve parenting skill
Individualized Special Education in Early Intervention Programme helps in:
• Building functional communication skill through system gestures and signs
• Developing Life skills required for everyday routine
• Enhancing social interaction skill
• Improving joint attention skill, play and imitation skill
• Management of sensory issues
• Introducing pre-academics for smooth transition to next level
This programme benefits Children with
- Delayed Developmental Milestones
Special Education, in Brief
Special education is instruction that is specially designed to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. This means education that is individually developed to address a specific child’s needs that result from his or her disability. Since each child is unique, it is difficult to give an overall example of special education. It is individualized for each child.
Some students may be working at the pre-kindergarten grade level, others at the first, second, or third grade level. There may be students whose special education focuses primarily on speech and language development, cognitive development, or needs related to a physical or learning disability. Special education for any student can consist of an individualized curriculum that is different from that of same-age, nondisabled peers (for example, teaching a blind student to read and write using Braille); the same (general) curriculum as that for nondisabled peers, with adaptations or modifications made for the student (for example, teaching 3rd grade math but including the use of counting tools and assistive technology for the student); and a combination of these elements.
It is also important to remember that the education, services, and supports outlined in a child’s IEP do not necessarily cover that child’s entire education. The IEP only addresses those educational needs resulting from the child’s disability. If a child needs special education support throughout the school day, for all activities, the IEP will cover all these needs. If the child doesn’t need special education support in one or more areas (for example, physical education, music, or science), then the IEP will not include these subjects. The child accesses them through the general curriculum/ class, with no additional special education services.