Special education is an instruction that is modified or particularized for those students with special needs, such as learning differences, mental health problems, specific disabilities (physical or developmental), and giftedness. They can be simply described as "An intelligent mind caught in a disobedient body".
Modifications consist of changes in curriculum, supplementary aides or equipment, and the provision of specialized facilities that allow students to participate in the educational environment to the fullest extent possible.
Out of 6 days, special education is taught everyday & other than that occupational therapy, speech therapy, behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, physiotherapy, developmental therapy, sensory integration, etc. are provided on specific days of the week i.e., each therapy is given almost for twice in a week, depending upon the child's condition & needs.
Goals are chosen by the families through the annual or biannual meetings where families and staff members talk together about current concerns, as well as celebrating achievements. We, along with the parents / care takers of the children, choose goals & try to achieve those goals within time.
For children who use wheelchairs, proper seating and positioning equals a more comfortable day. Our occupational and physical therapists work to make sure a child's seating and positioning is appropriate and as comfortable as possible. Proper seating / positioning increases a child's ability to access and interact with his or her environment.
Our developmental therapists create learning environments and activities to promote skills in all areas of a child's development. Therapists also show the parents, the techniques for behaviour management and modelling within the context of everyday experiences and environments.