Individual Education Program (IEP)
The disabled child attending the Day Care and Training Centre receives an individualized education program based on his/her learning abilities. This program is drawn based on the type of skills the child requires in 5 basic areas.
- Teaching the child to balance, crawl and walk without support, to climb steps etc.
- Includes eye contact, learning to sort shapes of different sizes and colours.
Self help Skills
- Toilet training, feeding, dressing and drinking without assistance.
Language and communication skills
- We have a Speech Therapist who works with the teachers twice a week to help develop the skills needed to prepare the child to feed him/herself and eventually to vocalise.
- Learning communication skills, social interaction through games, group exercises and such similar therapies. Each child has an individualized program that ranges from basic motor/movement skills, responding to languages/instructions to more advanced skills such as reading, and sorting shapes and colours. We concentrate on teaching a few skills at a time, building until we achieve 80-90% automatic response before going on to a new skill.
- The Individual Education Program (IEP) is kept at a low teacher/therapist : student ratio, i.e 1 to every 3 children. The child therefore receives a more intensive and individual attention from the teacher or therapist. This is vital in ensuring the effectiveness of the IEP. The children's progress is reviewed every three months by the staff and external Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Speech Therapist. Parents are appraised of the progress of their child twice a year.