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Special Education

What is Special Education?

Special education is a specially designed instruction, support and service meeting the requirements of children with special needs i.e. children whose overall development in terms of physical and cognitive skills has been delayed and has placed them behind their peer groups. A traditional classroom environment does not suffice to cater to the requirements of children with special needs and hence the need of special education arises.

At BrahmaShakti Special School, special education is available for every child, depending upon their individual needs. Special educators focus on the overall development of every child attending school. Every child is evaluated at the time of admission under the special education process, and a separate file is maintained for each of them. This evaluation includes assessment of the child in all areas related to the suspected disability. The evaluation result thus is used to decide the appropriate educational program and related services and decisions as per the child’s needs.

All activities within the day programme works towards goals set out in each child’s Individualized Education Programme (IEP). Activities are designed to focus on communication goals – verbal/ non-verbal, social skills, motor skills, behaviour goals, at levels appropriate for each child.

Brahmashakti Special Education Programme runs from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday to Friday.

Our Special Education Programme includes:

  • Academics
  • Home Economics (Social Skill, Activity of Daily Living)
  • Gardening
  • Physical Education
  • Picnic
  • Educational Trip
  • Targeted Activities
  • Vocational Training

Children who are Provided with Special Education Support:

Children with Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD): A disability that affects verbal and non-verbal communication, social interaction, and leisure activities

Children with Developmental Disabilities: Significant delays in the rate of learning, the development of social interactions and the acquisition of life skills

Children with Emotional and Behavioural Challenges: Difficulty developing and keeping relationships with other students and adults; with problems in acquiring social skills, personal adjustment, self-care and general classroom behaviour.

Children with Physical Disabilities: Hearing and Vision Impairment, Significant Medical Conditions and Head Injuries, etc.

Therapy

Brahmashakti Special School provides various therapy services to students under the guidance of well trained therapists. These therapy services include:

  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy

As part of the curriculum, therapists develop a treatment plan according to the needs of each child.

Early Intervention

Early intervention entails providing services to the special child at the earliest in his/her developmental stage. This early intervention is necessary because it is during these first five years that a child learns and develops at the fastest rate. At the age of three, the child becomes eligible for educational services. The goal is to help the child achieve the highest possible functionality and ease of interaction, both at home and in the community.

Educational Services and therapies in cases of early intervention is based on Psychological Assessment of the child which is done at the time of admission of the child.

Pre-Vocational/Vocational Training

Self-esteem, a positive identity, and a sense of accomplishment, are benefits that vocational training and employment can offer to a person. The opportunity to be a productive worker and to contribute to the community promotes independence and enhances awareness in persons with disabilities.

The Brahmashakti Special School vocational programs for students assist them to discover interests and to develop the skills necessary for employment in the community. Each individual has the opportunity to experience a variety of vocational opportunities. Preferences of the students are identified, intensive training is provided, to assist students in acquiring the vocational and social skills essential to employment success.

Brahmashakti Special School provides vocational training to students. For this the following is focussed on:

  • Individual Needs and Abilities
  • Independent Life Skill Development
  • Personal Interests and Goals
  • Thus the students are prepared for an independent living, both in their personal as well as professional spaces.

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