Special educators plan an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each student. The IEP sets personalized goals for the student and is tailored to the student's individual needs and abilities. Monthly Parents meetings are conducted to ensure that the parents are actively involved in the child's education. It also aids in the collaboration between the teachers/therapists agenda and lesson plans with the parent so that the skills being introduced in the classroom are being reinforced at home.
The IEP includes every aspect of the student's development and there is equal emphasis on self help skills, motor skills, cognitive skills, social skills, life skills, communication skills and leisure skills. The student teacher ratio is maintained at 6:1. The students are encouraged to participate in all co-curricular and extracurricular activities. These include educational visits, excursions, educational camps, sport events, competitions and cultural programs.
Students over the age 17 are trained in vocational class. The aim of vocational training is to develop and impart life skills to the students which will enable them to be integrated within the society by means of employment and to make them economically independent.
The main objectives of the vocational class are:
To develop work habits and right attitudes towards work.
To impart training for development of personal skills, social skills and functional academics.
To enable the students to successfully generalize the skills learnt in a classroom environment to daily life and work situations.
To develop skills to work in a group or as a team.
To train the students to make quality products independently. The products include making of files, envelopes, paper bags, gift bags, greeting cards, dusters, jewellery, bookmarks, pen stands, hand-painted dupattas and hand-painted handkerchives. Weaving (loom) is also a part of vocational training.
The vocational class currently is focused on training the students to make quality products independently. Every class has been allotted a vocational activity by the vocational in charge teacher, according to the level and ability of the students who are tained by the class teachers. The final goal is to ensure that the students learn to make the products independently which will be displayed during the Diwali Mela and exhibitions.
We take pride in providing the right guidance, love and support much needed for all mentally challenged children to excel in life.