Special Education

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Special education is the practice of educating students with special educational needs in a way that addresses their individual differences and needs. Ideally, this process involves the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment , materials, and accessible settings. These interventions are designed to help individuals with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in school and in their community that may not be available if the student were only given access to a typical classroom education.

In NIARC , our Special educators work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. They provide a continuum of services, in which students with special needs receives varying degrees of support based on their individual needs. They adapt general education lessons and teach various subjects, such as reading, writing, and maths. They also teach basic skills, such as activities of daily living , social skills and communication techniques,. Student to teacher ratios are kept low, often 10:1.Classrooms are divided according to the intellectual ability and skills of children.

Our Special education program includes:
  • Early Intervention Unit : Human development and learning habits are most rapid in the pre-school years. For children with special needs, this is the optimum time to impact their development and if not, to negate the effects of disability and to minimise its impact. Children aged 1-4 can attend the full-time Early Intervention Class as soon as they have built up sufficient skills to be able to participate in some basic level activities
  • Individualised Education Program : IEP is meant to address each child’s unique learning issues and include specific educational goals.It is intended to help children reach educational goals more easily than they otherwise would. Developing an IEP requires assessing students in all areas related to the known disabilities, simultaneously considering ability to access the general curriculum, considering how the disability affects the student’s learning, forming goals and objectives that correspond to the needs of the student, and choosing a least restrictive environment possible for the student
  • Assessing students’ skills to determine their needs and to develop teaching plans
  • Adapt lessons to meet the needs of students
  • Plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities
  • Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one
  • Assessing students’ performance, and track their progress
  • Helping in transition from grade to grade