Special Learning Center
This Centre was started to help
children who were admitted and then diagnosed as having
mild learning difficulties. The Centre is not equipped to deal
with severe cases or any other cases like autism etc.
Started in 1984, it is one of the earliest
in Chennai city. Learning difficulties include reading, spelling,
writing and comprehension problems. Trained and experienced
special educators assess children referred to them by teachers
or parents. An IEP (Individual Educational Programme) is prepared
for each child taking into considerations his/her learning
style, strengths and needs. This programme enables the child
to develop the required skills needed to perform at the class
level. The school has a center or a resource room to train
children with learning difficulties to cope with their problems.
Children are taught the skills during selected
hours twice a week. Close monitoring of the child's progress
in the classroom situation is also done.
Children with severe problems and learning difficulties are
deputed to ANANYA a special school run by the Madras Dyslexia
Association(MDA) with whom the School has a pull-out programme.
The child is given intensive remediation and main streamed
at the appropriate time and level. The remediators take part
in refresher courses at regular intervals to keep abreast
of the latest techniques. Workshops are also conducted by
them for teachers and other educators to help them identify
and train dyslexic children.
The teacher, remediator and parent work as one to help the
child from the 1st step of identification to mainstreaming
- the end result.