Special Education Needs Program
It’s an inalienable right of every child to enjoy access to quality education without any discrimination on the basis of disability, race or religion. In pursuance of the aim to provide every child with equal opportunities, Jadeed Dastgir Ideal High School has launched a Special Education Needs Program to address the unique and individual needs of children with neuro-developmental disabilities. Children with mild difficulties are integrated in mainstream by modifying their syllabus and providing them with Special Needs Assistants (SNA) while those who cannot be accommodated in mainstream are referred to department of Special Education Needs (SEN) which operates in self-contained classrooms equipped with audio-visual technology in addition to abundant requisite resources. Competent educators have been inducted into the wing who use specialized teaching methodology to remove barriers to learning.
In effort to combat tendencies towards exclusion and to prove that physical and cognitive differences do not equate to a lesser value, JDIHS is endeavoring to make potential adjustments for the children with special needs so that they can be safeguarded against the disadvantages they experience because of their developmental delay.
Course of Action
The traditional lecture format is teacher-centered, with information flowing in one direction. The children with special needs, however, learn best when information is presented to them in different modalities. JDIHS thus employs standardized psychological procedures to provide children with multisensory (visual-auditory-kinesthetic-tactile) learning environment which enhances their brain function and aids them in learning. The children in SEN classrooms are constantly in motion, having discussions, using computers, and creating projects to reach more sophisticated levels of abstraction.
- Children observing plants and finding new habitats
- Children learning grammar skills
- Children learning word formation
- Children learning money concept
- Children practising the basic web browsing skills
- Children learning about the life of Holy Prophet (PBUH)
In addition to literacy education, the learners with special needs are provided with the following services:
- Neuro-motor development program
- Speech and language therapy
- Social skills training
- Music classes
- Cognitive skills building
- Independent functioning