Education must be inclusive, it cannot and should not be limited to a certain set of individuals based on a specific template or our prejudice for that matter. Everyone has its own unique style of learning, therefore at Scindia we do not to look at especially abled children through the lens of disability. The presence of two full-time special needs educators ensures that these children receive the right intervention and support at the right time. The career counsellor also assists these children in identifying avenues, perhaps the one which are not so conventional but can be extremely rewarding both monetarily and otherwise.
Parallel teaching is being used at the Middle School level for Mathematics as part of the inclusive set-up. Students are provided alternative choices in subjects as per the accommodations offered by the CBSE. School provides a reader for our special needs children during exams. The school has also invested in specialized teaching aids and equipment to meet the curricular requirements. Specially designed Individual education Programmes (IEPs) include a large portion of phonetics to overcome the basic issues faced by the students in reading and writing. Lessons are taught using different mediums.
The progress of students and the success of strategies are monitored. During the course of the year, if it is felt that a child may need additional guidance, more detailed evaluation is conducted, at times by external experts, to get a comprehensive picture and the child is provided with remediation accordingly. Such initiatives of the School ensure that the differently abled children become a part of the main stream society and lead a fulfilling, content and dignified life.
• A life skill educator
A specialist in the field of Psychology is also available at the campus. The School Psychologist plays an unobtrusive but important role in supporting the diverse needs of the students. The Behaviour Counsellor works together with the students, teachers, parents and school administration to ensure that the students learn and are equipped with the skills to lead a productive and responsible life. The Pastoral Care team works hand in hand with the School Psychologist. The team of House Masters, Resident Tutors and Matrons are always there to assist and support students in overcoming any hurdles.