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 group. Traditional classroom environment does not suffice to cater the requirements of children with special needs and hence the need of special education.

In Madhur Special Shikshan Sansthan, special education is available for every child depending upon the individual needs. Our special educators focus on the overall development of every child attending the school. Every child is evaluated at the time of admission under 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 work towards goals set out in each child’s Individualized Education Programme (IEP). Activities are designed to focus on communication goals whether they be receptive or expressive, verbal or non-verbal, social skills, motor skills, behaviour goals and independence at levels appropriate for each child.

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 or play 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 behaviour challenges:difficulty developing and keeping relationships with other students and adults, and with 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.

It shouldn’t matter how slowly a child learns. What matters is that we encourage them to never stop trying.

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