The Special Educational Needs Programme provides inclusive educational
opportunities to children with Special Needs. Its aim is not just academic
learning but minimising the impact of individual challenges. The Shri Ram
School acknowledges the needs of these special children and endeavours to
provide opportunities for learning and vocational orientation for children who
have difficulty functioning in a regular classroom and yet do not require the
facilities of a special school.
An Individualized Education Programme (IEP) is developed for each and every
child with special needs in consultation with the parent. Opportunities of
learning either in large group settings or small remedial groups is guided by a
process which includes periodic evaluation and assessment. An integrated
approach ensures that the children enjoy activities with the regular classes,
participate in assemblies, trips and outings and enjoy the rich co-curricular
programme of the school.Outdoor camps and trips have helped our students grow
more independent and improve in areas of self-help skills and socialization.
After comprehensive evaluation and assessment and according to the needs of the
students we offer Mainstream Curriculum, Adapted Curriculum or Functional
Curriculum. The Shri Ram School endeavours to make the curriculum dynamic and
active so as to benefit each child. Training in vital skills such as Thinking
skills, Language, Visual and Auditory Perception is carried on hand in hand
with regular academic instruction. The School seeks to provide an all round
development programme for children with special needs. Skill based activities
like Yoga, Art, Clay Modelling, Physical Education and Non Fire Cooking are
done separately so as to be able to focus on skill building. Overnight stays in
school and International Exchange Programmes go a long way in helping them
become confident and independent.
The National Institute of Open Schooling curriculum is offered as an
alternative for students who owing to their learning difficulties are not able
to transact the ICSE / ISC curriculum.
Pre-vocational skills are taught before the children embark on a
vocational training programme. We endeavour to ensure that the children gain
the skills needed for effective and independent functioning in society.
The Teacher Aide Programme (TAP) and an Early Intervention Service (EIS) are
two special programmes under the SEN Programme.
TAP aims at training young adults with special needs in becoming effective
Delayed inputs in the developmental years (age 0 - 6) of a child could increase
the learning gaps that a child with special needs may have. With this in mind
the EIS Programme has been designed as a home based programme to facilitate
Language, Communication and Physical development of a child.
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