Clarence Special Needs department has developed and follows specialized instruction curriculum for students with mild to moderate intellectually disabled children. Children are grouped under three groups based on their level of functioning. The academic subjects that we follow include Functional Academics, Daily Living Skills and OBE (Open Basic Education) under NIOS syllabus.

Group 1 – Functional Academics and Daily Living Skills are taught in this level. Functional academics are designed to teach children to live independently where pre-requisite concepts in Maths, English and Science are being taught. In the special needs world, the most basic skill is the Daily living skills. Activities of daily living such as dressing, grooming etc. are taught with the help of individualized Education Program (IEP) to the children with special needs to achieve some independence and learn the skills they will need for their adult lives. IEP is constantly reviewed and revised according to the child’s need. Our special educators strive to provide meaningful activities geared to the needs, interest and desires of each child.

Group 2 – Pre Vocational Skills are taught here to this group. Children who find it difficult to continue academics are trained in pre-vocational skills. Our curriculum, on pre- vocational skill focuses on fine motor, gross motor, stacking, matching and sorting.

Group 3 – Children who are capable of studying structured syllabus are motivated and encouraged to follow Kindergarten and NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) syllabus. Clarence integrates children with special needs into the mainstream which is helping children to socialize and gives them a chance to interact with peers from the mainstream environment.

Speech Therapy is provided to children who have speech and language disorders. We have a highly trained therapist who is committed to improve the lives of special needs children with communication difficulties.

Music Therapy, a type of expressive arts therapy that uses music to improve and maintain the physical, psychological, and social well-being of individuals involves a broad range of activities, such as listening to music, singing, and playing a musical instrument.

The procedure followed here at the Special School is mainly auditory and visual. The aim is to use Music as a tool in working towards cognitive development and to better its function. Music is more powerful in all senses compared to any verbal procedure therefore these sessions are designed in such a way that Music has the upper hand and communication follows whenever necessary.


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