Venkateshwar Global School provides an inclusive set up to the students with special needs.
CWSN are provided one to one session thrice a week with special educators in the room specially designated for special education. They are given additional time under their guidance for their holistic development.
- Individualized Educational Program
The educational program followed at VGS is an individualized educational program catering to the needs of individual students.
Parental support plays a crucial role in the growth of students. The school has regular interaction of the parents with special educators. It also assesses their family situations so that there is a better connection between the student, his/her family and the school. Counselling sessions with the parents and family members are held on regular basis.
Curriculum adaptation involves differentiation to meet the needs of these students. The content, teaching processes, assessments, evaluation and the physical environment is modified to help students achieve success. Reduction in syllabus is also done so that these students can achieve their goals. The school provides barrier-free access in terms of the physical environment, curriculum, teaching and assessment to these students.
These students are taught through activity based methods which emphasizes on learning by doing approach. It strengthens their attention and concentration.. Children learn how to be creative and flexible when they explore and take on different roles. Playing helps to develop their gross and fine motor skills, cognitive skills, emotional maturity, self confidence and social skills resulting in overall development of the child.
We follow buddy system in the classrooms where CWSN are paired with other students to complete their tasks. These students are encouraged to involve themselves in classroom activities with their peers. This also gives them practice to do hands-on work together.
- Classroom Seating Arrangement
Seating arrangement in the classroom is near the teacher to facilitate attention and instruction.
Behavioural modification is done on a regular basis where the students are taught how to cope with different situations in life. These students are also assigned responsible jobs to boost their confidence.
- Positive Visualization and Positive Affirmation
The school focuses on positive visualization and positive affirmation approach. These approaches help the students to visualize their life the way they want to take it.
- Hobbies and Skill Development
Taking care of children’s hobbies is a very good way to keep them occupied. A lot of emphasis is laid on their hobbies and skill development. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to special education. It’s tailored to meet each student’s needs. It is the practice of educating students in a way that addresses their individual differences and special needs.
- Lift Facility
The school also provides lift facility for differently abled students.
- Special Subjects
Special subjects are introduced only for CWSN at Secondary level like Music, Painting, Vocational Subjects like IT, FMM etc.
- Proper Guidelines Followed
The school follows rules and regulations as per the CBSE guidelines/DOE/Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. All exemptions are given to special needs students as per the guidelines and all efforts are aimed at merging them in the mainstream.