Breathing in line with the motto ‘let our classrooms reflect our vision and justice for all’, essence of Inclusive Education Program of Spring Dale Senior School is more than the set of strategies or practices. We aim to aspire an educational orientation that embrace differences and value the uniqueness of each learner to engage, inspire and enrich their mental, physical as well as physiological growth.
The school stands as a proud member of Global Inclusive Education Network (GIEN) with the Principal Mr. Rajiv Kumar Sharma being co-chairperson and Special Educator of the school serving as the executive member of GIEN with the credit of presentation of three Research Papers in International Conferences duly published in eminent Resource Books.
School has a Resource Centre where children with benchmark disabilities are taught by the special educator to help them reach their full potential. Some unique features of the resource centre are:
Individualized Education Program- is designed by the special educator after making a comprehensive assessment of their strengths and needs .It contains the vital information about CWSN , case history, the environmental, classroom and assessment accommodations and short term and long term goals of the child .Quarterly IEP meetings are planned by the special educator with Parents and teachers . The IEP aims at holistic growth of the child with focus on Life Skills, activities of daily living and self-care.
Sensory Room– aims to provide a sensory diet to children with sensory processing disorder . It is designed in a way to provide visual , auditory, tactile, vestibular, olfactory and proprioceptive stimulation to children . This helps them to calm down and relax and hence increases the learning capacity of CWSN.
Table Cricket– An adapted form of cricket which all children with special needs can play.
As per the guidelines of CBSE a School Inclusion Committee( SIC) is constituted to regularly plan , monitor and discuss the progress of CWSN Principal, vice principal, special educator , school counselor and teacher representatives from each department are a part of this committee.
Teacher training and capacity building is an integral part of the school system. School participates in seminars and conferences on inclusive education at district and national level .Regular in -house teacher sensitization is conducted by the special educator.
Each year special assemblies are organized on 3rdDecember; International Day of People with Disabilities to sensitize the school community about the abilities of CWSN and at the same time gives opportunities to CWSN to showcase their talents and abilities. This instills self-confidence and builds friendships amongst peers.
The first week of December is observed as “The Disability Week” in which an activity called “Walking in their shoes” is practiced by the entire school. In this activity each day the students experience different disabilities for eg : Monday is observed as blind day, Tuesday : Deaf day, Wednesday : Physical challenge day and so on. This activity is aimed to develop an insight into the lives of CWSN and their day to day problems in the school.
Spring Dale Senior School keeps accessibility and UDL principles in mind which seek to increase learning access and reduce barriers for students.
Proper aids and assistive technology is provided to cwsn according to their needs. Adaptive color coded keyboards are provided for children with low vision and dyslexia. Talking calculators are given to students with dyscalculia and other multiple disabilities .Various online apps and resources are also used for concept clarity.
Equal opportunities are given to them in all academic and non-academic fields whether Annual Sports Day, PDC Camp, Theater Festivals, Assemblies and so on. Every year our CWSN weave success stories on academic platform, manifested & honored during the Annual Achiever’s Award Ceremony of the school.