Our School Classes:
We have classes from LKG, UKG, Ist to 5th standards.
We have a section preparing students for National Open Schooling (NIOS)Programmes
We admit a Special child with :-
*Delay in Developmental milestones
*Specific learning disabilities
*Backwardness or Retardation inIntellectual and Educational performance
*Problems in sensorial areas like partial loss of vision or hearing
*Speech and language problems
*Autistic spectrum disorders
Special children with very severe behavioural may not be admitted into the Inclusion Programme, as they may not be able to fit into the functioning of the regular class and prevent integration.
However, such children may attend our clinical session (one-to-one) for a brief period of ½ hour to 1 hour a day, 2 to 3 sessions a week.
As they show gradual improvements we re-evaluate them and consider for admission at a later stage.
Parents, when they approach the school for admission for their children, must bring with them the relevant medical and evaluation reports of their Family physician/Paediatrician/Neurologist/Psychiatrist/Psychologist/School/Occupational Therapist etc.
Child would be assessed by our special Educators and Occupational Therapist and they jointly recommend for admission.
Assessments are done with prior appointments.
Assessments do not guarantee admission
Assessed children will be in our waiting list
Admission is made as and when we get a vacancy in the class.
This is to ensure and maintain a proper and effective ratio between normal and special children.
After admission, the child will be included in one of the following groups:
Group I Children are level-based with severe delays in development
Group II Children are with a year or more delay in performances.
Group III Children are normal with problems in specific areas of learning.
Therapy and classroom placements
children would spend more time in Special Education resource rooms and Occupational Therapy Dept. This is to improve their individual learning and social skills
. Group II Children would receive a filtered and tailor-made curriculum
Group III children would learn normal curriculum with minor adaptation
Shadow teachers take care of Group I,II and III children in their classrooms. They work under the guidance of special educators.
If required, parents have to provide separate shadow teachers to take care of their children to facilitate faster integration.
Language and numbers
Only one language (Ist ) is taught.
IInd language will be considered only after the child acquires the required skills in reading, comprehension, recall and writing skills in the I st language.
Numerical skills are taught at their level of performance.
Term reports of Special Educational performance would be issued after Ist, 2nd and 3rd term tests.
Meet the parents.
Meeting between parents and special Education/OTs would be arranged with prior appointments.
However emergency meetings may be arranged on a short notice
Discharge / withdrawal
On discharge or withdrawal of a child from the school, a comprehensive performance report would be issued.
The Role of Occupational Therapist in School
Occupational Therapy is a health service that is concerned with an individual`s ability to participate indesired purposeful activity or “Occupations” which give one`s life meaning. If a person`s ability to perform these daily life tasks, which includes caring for one`s self or others, working, going to school, playing, learning and living independently is impacted by an illness, disease and or disability, occupational therapy can be important. Occupational therapy education includes the study to human growth and development grounded in medical, biological behavioural and social sciences with specific emphasis on the social, emotional and physiological implications of illness, injury and disability.
What are the Qualifications or an Occupational Therapist?
Occupational Therapist hold baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate or master`s degrees and must be registered with their provincial college of Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapists must complete supervised clinical internships in a variety examination in order to practice.
The Occupational Therapist is responsible for:
*Assessment planning and goals for Therapeutic development
*For providing appropriate accommodations or interventions designed to enhance the student`s potential for learning
*To assist the student in acquiring those functional performance skills needed to participate in an benefit from the educational environment
*To help the student function independently
*Regular supervision and observation of students in a classroom
*To help and train main stream staff to handle the behavioural issues of students.
Responsibilities of an Occupational Therapist: Screening:
Allow the Occupational Therapist to identify those students who need further evaluation. Should be appropriate to the chronological, educational and or functional level of the student.
Evaluates the student`s educationally related needs towards identifying and creating goals.
Areas of evaluation may include gross motor skills, fine motor skills, sensorimotor skills and performance, visual motor and perceptual skill performance, independent physical daily living skills, environmental/therapeutic adaptions, adaptive behavioural responses, periodical
To help re-evaluate the student`s progress and / or current needs and re-establish,goals
Communication and Follow-up
*Communicate assessment results with the educational team and parents.
*Attend in-school meetings.
*Provide regular communication with parents about intervention, changes either in writing or by phone.
*Provide follow-up regarding the student on a regular schedule with the parents and educational team
*Discuss feed back from parents.
Facilitate and / or participate in-service educational programs that benefits the educational staff or system
An in house well set OT facility is available for therapy?
Silver N Springs has launched an extensive educational programme to prepare children for NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling). This programme is affiliated to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt of India. We would function as a coaching centre for NIOS programme. Silver N Springs coaching services will be offered to children aged between 10 and 18 years to prepare them for NIOS programme. This is equivalent to secondary schooling (10th ) conducted by the MHRD of Government of India.
Children above 14 years will be Registered with an accredited centre Learning materials will be provided by the centre(On behalf of NIOS). Children who are culturally disadvantaged, special needs children, economically challenged and school drop outs with educational backwardness may also apply.
Admission procedures for Special needs children
1. School application form
2. Diagnositic report and assessment from pshyciatrist / paediatrician
3. All reports relevant to the childs medical condition
4. After the submission of the above report as assessment will be conducted by the school Special Educator and Occupational Therapist. Based on this assessment admissions will be decided by the school management