MAIN PROGRAMS

  • Daycare

    The day care centre provides a safe, secure place for parents to send their children to be taken care of during the day time, while they attend to their duties and earning a livelihood. Additionally, the centre provides programmes such as vocational training and simple educational inputs to these challenged children. At present, there are 55 children utilising the services under this program.

    In the vocational section, adults are engaged in activities like making candles, block printed items, jewellery, paper plates, chalks etc. and weaving shawls, cloth, coasters etc. by which their potential is nurtured and confidence is boosted.

    In the educational section, children are given appropriate inputs to attain inclusive education .They are also encouraged to participate in all competitions held for special children like painting, drawing and dancing. They are also given basic training in computers. Based on the age and degree of disability, the children are also provided special services like physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy.

    WARDS has implemented this program for 26 years with the support of trained and semi skilled teachers to facilitate the learning and development of mentally and physically challenged childre.

  • Early Intervention Program

    The early intervention program facilitates cognitive development in disabled children aged between 0 to 6 years. Readiness to learn in the early years of life is the focus of this programme. By the age of six, differently-abled children are empowered with required cognitive functioning and ready to be enrolled in special schools for toning their special skills.

    Under this preparatory program, children with mental and physical challenges, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and learning disorders are taught various life and communication skills and are helped to develop their social skills. They are also provided with therapeutic services like Music Therapy, Yoga, Speech Therapy and Physiotherapy.

    Children are admitted in this group for a period of 2 years and are given preparatory training during this span of time.

  • Welfare scheme for children

    With most of our Children being from the poorer sections of Society, WARDS recognises the need to reach out and provide welfare programs for children.

    The welfare programme for children entails medical care and treatment, corrective measures such as surgical intervention if required, mid-day meals, uniforms, teaching aids, raw materials for vocational training and transport allowances for pick up and drop from home to school.

  • Outreach Program

    Disabled children studying in Government Schools are selected for this program. Among these children a few of them identified with learning disability are given attention to improve their reading and writing skills through remedial coaching.

    Other disabled children are either fully disabled or physically challenged or hearing impaired or mentally challenged. Some of these children are brought to WARDS to provide intensive coaching in all skills. The Learning disabled children will be given remedial coaching from 2pm to 4pm by a teacher who is working in the same regular school.

    There are 33 children who are benefiting from this Out Reach Program. Physiotherapy and speech therapy are also provided to these children who are weak physically and verbally. This program has been sponsored by Action V, Germany.

  • Mid-day Meals Program

    Mid-day meals is provided everyday to all children at WARDS. A nutritious meal plan is designed and implemented. The meals are prepared in the WARDS premises with great care for hygiene and quality.


    HOLISTIC TEACHING AND LEARNING

    At WARDS Special School we make sure a balance is sought for every child by integrating teaching and learning in his or her social life.

  • Self-Help Skills

    Children enrolled in this program are taught basic day-to-day necessities like grooming, Ironing clothes, folding clothes, buttoning, tying lace, basic cooking, table manners, eating habits, domestic chores like sweeping, mopping, dusting, cleaning dishes etc. According to age, ability and interest.

  • Social Skills

    Children are encouraged to interact with each other during class activities or play time, learn to take care of each other and practice appropriate social behaviour.


  • Communication Abilities

    Speech and language goals developed for each child are integrated into the classroom setting besides the speech therapy sessions.

  • Fun and Play

    Children are allowed for free play, exercise, sports, outside games and recreational activities like watching movies in Auditorium.

    ThERAPIES

  • Physical Therapy

    The goal of Physical Therapy is to help each child to move as much as possible and experience movement. Physical Therapy also helps with balance, posture, strength, independent safe movement, coordination, range of motion and mobility. The therapist works with each child on a consultation basis and interacts with the teachers and staff to ensure that movement and strengthening are part of the child's daily routine.

  • Speech Therapy

    The goal of Speech Therapy varies according to the child’s requirements and abilities. Speech and language therapy involves language stimulation and production of speech and focusses on improving Quality of Voice, Oral Motor Skills, Receptive language, Articulation, Fluency Expressive language and Social skills.

  • Occupational Therapy

    Occupational therapy concentrates on skill development in an activity-based setting. Therapeutic intervention is used to develop those underlying skills important for learning like Fine motor coordination, Sensory-motor processing, Visual motor and visual perceptual skills and Activities of daily living.

  • Music Therapy

    Music can have a dramatic effect on people with special needs. Music can stimulate both hemispheres of the brain simultaneously and aids in improving cognitive activity and self-awareness so that someone with autism can interact more effectively with others. Music can help people with cerebral palsy to receive important cognitive benefits leading to improvements in dexterity, fine and gross motor function, concentration, alertness, and the reduction of muscle tension. Individuals who struggle with ADD or ADHD can benefit from music for Impulse control. We perform music therapy in small groups.