NAVKIRAN: A SPECIAL SCHOOL OF DPS AMRITSAR
Inclusion is a belief system based on the idea that every child has strengths to develop, interests to share, and life experiences to value. It’s not just about being close to each other. It’s about planning ahead of time for the achievement of all pupils. It is one of the most efficient means of promoting a tolerant and inclusive society. In keeping with this philosophy, DPS Amritsar has established Navkiran, a new section dedicated to the educational requirements of unique children.
WHEN IT STARTED
On the 18th of July, 2018, Navkiran: A Special School of DPS, Amritsar opened its doors under the capable supervision of a well-qualified unique educator, with the goal of bringing the sunshine of quality education into the lives of special children. The experiment began with 60 kids, who were diagnosed as having learning disabilities and placed in this special wing for mentorship and counselling.
NO OF STUDENTS
Currently, there are 18 kids with borderline and intellectual disabilities enrolled in the school’s online programme during the pandemic. Learning and reading difficulty, hesitancy, hyperactivity, and attention lapses have all been reported.
VISION AND MISSION
A dream with a mission is a spirit with a vision. We need a mission, a goal, a hope, and a vision to accomplish anything. Navkiran’s objective is to nurture all children with and without special needs in safe, inclusive, and supportive environments via education, therapeutic intervention, and community acceptance, and its vision is to equip every student with special needs for maximal independence.
Currently, via a variety of activities, ‘Navkiran’ is aiming to improve the talents of these exceptional students. Fine motor activities assist kids in doing important tasks including as reaching, grasping, and manipulating items while also improving hand-eye coordination. Use materials such as chalks, pencils, crayons, and scissors to improve handwriting and sketching. Children are also learning numbers and sums through play-based activities, as well as expanding their vocabulary and honing their reading and writing skills. They’re also paying attention to, comprehending, and completing shaped and colour patterns.
A good plan is similar to a road map in that it displays the final destination as well as the most efficient route to get there.
This unique venture’s route map is as follows.
Step 1: Using assessment to determine the student’s preferred post-secondary goals or vision.
Step 2: Describe the current levels of academic accomplishment and functional performance of the student.
Step 3: Form alliances with transition teams.
Step 4: Create a transition plan that includes courses of study as well as services and activities.
Step 5: Establish Measurable Annual Goals that address skill gaps and lead to post-secondary objectives.
Step 6: Keep track of your progress and make adjustments to your lesson based on the information you’ve gathered.
The long-term goal is to assist students with intellectual and developmental impairments (I/DD) to live as independently as possible while achieving their goals and dreams. When a kid qualifies for further assistance, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) will be created for them. It will include goals, objectives, activities, and other necessary support to ensure that these youngsters achieve their full educational potential. After then, the IEP will be reviewed and amended on a regular basis.