AARTHI SRISHTI MEMORABLE TRUST
The main objectives of the school are to identify the learning problem of child, plan an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and after one or two years of rigorous intervention, include them in the Normal School where they came from.
AARTHI SRISHTI MEMORABLE TRUST had started functioning from October 2002 and had officially got registered on 7 Feb 2003 with an objective towards Positive Mental Health in children and adolescents. Srishti Special School started by the trust in June 2003 with 17 children. Srishti Special School was registered/ approved by the Government of Tamilnadu under the State Commissioner for the Disabled, Chennai-6 since 2006.
We offer special education for children with Learning disabilities, Attention Disorders, Slow learners and Autistic children to enhance the learning capabilities to make academics possible which is otherwise hampered or denied to them. Along with full time remediation we also provide them with occupational therapy to improve their Hand function and Attention skills, Speech therapy and Neuro Physiotherapy ( if required) , Karate , Yoga , spoken English & personality Development programs to boost their self confidence.
The school functions with group of specialists to develop the learning skills of the children. Psychologists at Srishti assess the child’s strength’s and the level of disability. The child is also referred to a Neurologist, Pediatrician (specialised in these disabilities), Speech pathologist and Occupational Therapy for further therapy. Srishti has special units to teach these children through individualized educational program and special activities to enhance their learning potential. The overall goal is to bring about holistic development by building up the child's self-esteem, abilities and talents along with academics and prepare them to go back to normal schooling. (Inclusive Education)
The Founder Director is Dr.S.Thenmozhi M.A., Ph.D a psychologist specialised in children & teenage counseling. She is a visiting consultant counseling psychologist at Sundaram Medical Foundation since the past 18 years and offers free counseling services to Divorce couples in Family Court, High Court through MOU between Family Court and Madras University. She also runs a clinic for counseling called Shruthi Academy for Counseling, Training & Research which offers psychological testing, personality profiling, career counseling & guidance, personal counseling, Marital & premarital counseling and Training programs like personality development programs for children ,adolescents and young adults, parenting programs, corporate trainings and Research projects.
Dr.R.Thandavan Retd.Prof & Head of Anna Centre for Public affairs,University of Madras Former President and Trustee in Pacchaippa's Trust and Sir Thiagaraya Trust of Colleges and Schools Former Vice Chancellor of University of Madras
Some children, who in most ways appear to be normal like other children of their age & class, may have difficulty in learning and get poor marks in their subjects. They will be able to perform day to day activities, but have difficulties with regard to their academic performance. These children may have average to high IQ levels but nevertheless perform poorly. These children have a learning disability generally known as Dyslexia that is, hidden difficulty that impairs their reading, writing, math and comprehension skills. They show an obvious gap between their actual potential and their performance.
This problem can be identified way under when these children are at Ist std or IInd std. The early symptoms are often incomplete board copying, not sitting in the classroom, refusing to write in the classroom and at home, b & d reversal, writing words in the reverse like ( net as ten) adding a letter like ( bede for bed) , improper spacing between letters , not writing in the line etc. if these problems can be identified early and well planned intervention in phonetic drilling, letter sound association , spelling rules, sentence strategies along with occupational therapy will help them to come out from this problem and these children can perform very well in academics in par with their classmates.
Only because of the presence Dyslexia these children get poor marks which make others, their parents, teachers & classmates to look down on them which depletes their confidence and develop a negative self Image about themselves and manifest into behavioral problems like cheating, lying, stealing, rebelliousness, non-compliance, alcoholism, drug abuse, depression and suicidal tendencies as they grow and get into higher classes. Therefore identifying this problem at an early stage and a proper remediation will definitely help these to develop confidence and have a Good personality.
We at " Srishti" look at the children with learning problems as special children - "special" meaning differently-abled, to identify their level of academic ability, offer remedial & special coaching designed for each child to improve their reading, spelling, comprehension, writing and maths skills, so as to include them in the main stream schools after one or two years of special education. If these children were identified at a later stage of VIIIth Std or IX th std we train them to complete their Secondary and Senior Secondary Board exams through National Open School(NIOS). If handled sensitively and coached within a program that gives special attention to their individual needs, there's lot they can achieve. The school is constructed in such a way taking into account the physical and psychological needs that the ecology enhances and motivates the children’s self esteem and learning skills. It is our endeavor to provide the best in class facilities to these children to overcome their difficulties and make them competent to face the rigours of everyday life in the society, and to mould them as responsible independent children. Srishti has special units to teach these children through individualized educational program and special activities to enhance their learning potential. The overall goal is to bring about holistic development by building up the child's self-esteem, abilities and talents along with academics and prepare them to go back to normal schooling. (Inclusive Education)
Multi mode Therapy for children from 2 years – 6 years
Multi therapy comprise of Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Multi Sensory Stimulations for Cognitive Development and Special education. The curriculum focuses on age-appropriate and developmentally-appropriate activities for children to develop cognitive and social skills. This includes gross and fine motor, socialization, and communication, cognitive, perceptual and feeding skills. To accurately assess each child's progress, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is designed. Special educators and therapists review and update the plan every month.
We are providing Vocational training programme for children to acquire quality life and to develop their career. Training is provided on Jute bag painting, jewellery making, pre-cooking skills, candle making, measuring and packing. We conduct tuck shop once in a week to teach money concept to the children. We also work on building their vocabulary, communication and social skills. Activity of Daily Living (ADL) training is also being provided.
Occupational therapy helps to develop, recover or maintain the meaningful activities of individuals or group. This also helps to build their attention and concentration. It plays a major role in improving their fine and gross motor skills.
Our Speech therapist integrates all aspects of speech and language development, including receptive and expressive language, articulation, fluency and motor speech disorders.
We provide extracurricular activities like Dance, singing, Yoga, Physical activity and Art and craft. This helps in the overall development of the students in social skills. Yoga helps to improve their attention, concentration and mindfulness. Other activities help to build organizational skills, sense of commitment, and sense of responsibility. It boosts their self esteem and self confidence. We expose the students to various social environments by participating in events and competitions around Chennai. Once a year, we take the students outstation on field trips and involve them in fun and adventurous activities.
This is a programme to enhance an individual’s learning, reasoning and thinking strategies. It also focuses on perceptual-motor function. IE utilises a style of teaching called mediation. Mediation means to teach information to the learner in a way that is meaningful to them, so that they understand the lesson and are able to apply it in other contexts. This also helps them to overcome their cognitive deficits.
We do activities to improve their ability to read, write and spell independently. We help them encode and decode the words using phonics. We work on their writing skills using sentence writing strategy.
We also offer pull outs for children in mainstream school who has difficulty in reading, writing, spelling, comprehension and math. The sessions are after school hours.
Srishti keeping up to its endeavor to equip the mothers and teachers to reach out to all children, is organizing a two month CERTIFICATE COURSE - REACH THE CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA & ATTENTION DISORDERS (A Training program on Teaching Strategies for children with learning problems) This workshop would empower the Parent and the teacher to create an environment conducive for all learners with different learning styles.
• Understanding learning problems – Dyslexia and attention disorders
• Accommodations and interventions – conceptual understanding
• Teaching strategies for listening, speaking, improving word recognition,fluency, reading comprehension, written expression, spelling, handwriting and mathematics.
Those who want to take up career as Remedial Educators in full time basis
Those who want to take up career as Remedial Educators in part time basis / like to work from home as special educators
Presently working as Remedial Educators to upgrade their learning
Teachers of regular school
Parent of a dyslexic child
Fees : Rs. 10,000/- This amount includes: Registration fees,Tuition fees, Certificate fee and Study Materials
Eligibility for certificate, Minimum 90% attendance. Punctuality at all sessions Submission of homework assignments Minimum 60% scoring on the written test + Practicals
Eligibility to do the course, any degree
If a participant does not fulfill any one of the above criteria, he/she is not eligible for the certificate. Timing: 10.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m
1. Contact the co ordinator on the telephone to make an appointment for an interview
2. Selection strictly by interview
Venue : Srishti Special School B-4 Valayapathy Salai ( Near JJ Nagar Police Station) Mogappair East, Chennai -37
Srishti Shruthi Academy for Counseling provides Psychological Assessment & Personal counseling for Academic, Memory, Behavior, Emotional problems of Children and adolescents to enhance their family relations, and optimize the child's potential for effective living. This Academy also offers marital therapy, family counseling, and clinical counseling for general population.
The school functions with group of specialists to develop the learning skills of the children. Psychologists at Srishti assess the child’s strength’s and the level of disability. The child is also referred to a Neurologist, Pediatrician (specialised in these disabilities), Speech pathologist and Occupational Therapy for further therapy. Srishti has special units to teach these children through individualized educational program and special activities to enhance their learning potential.Download brochure now!
Children with Learning disabilities, Attention deficit disorder (ADD), Attention deficit. Hyperactive disorder(ADHD), Autism, Asperger's and minor neurological dysfunction.
Children with Learning disability may have average to high IQ levels that nevertheless perform poorly in academics. This is a hidden difficulty which impairs their reading, writing, math and comprehension skills. This is also known as processing disorder due to mild neurological problems. These children demonstrate an obvious gap between their aptitude and performance.
ADD/ADHD is a neurological disorder. The major symptoms of the disorder are Distractibility, forgetfulness, inability to concentrate, poor attention span and impulsiveness. The difference between the two disorders is ADD is Inattentive and easily distractible and ADHD is ADD with Hyperactivity. The presence of these symptoms hinders the learning of the child.
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. It is a result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain. Three distinctly affected areas are Impairment of social interaction, Impairment of language and communication, Impairment of flexibility of thought and behaviour. A high functioning autism can be called as Asperger's disorder.
We want to stress the importance of not labeling such children (Children with LD, ADD/ADHD) as "good for nothing" or "worthless". It crushes their self-esteem and has long term consequences. In later years, children struggling with such difficulties often manifest behavioral problems like cheating, lying, stealing, rebelliousness, non-compliance, alcoholism, drug abuse, depression and suicidal tendencies. Therefore, it is important & ideal to identify the problem early.
We believe children with these special needs have immense potential. If handled sensitively and coached within a program that gives special attention to their individual needs, there's lot they can achieve. The school functions with group of specialists to develop the learning skills of the children. Psychologists at Srishti assess the child’s strength’s and the level of disability. The child is also referred to a Neurologist, Pediatrician (specialised in these disabilities), Speech pathologist for further therapy. School Doctor visits regularly who advocates biomedical therapy for children with ADHD , Aspergers and Autism and counsels parents for diet and Medication Special educators at Srishti develop an individualized educational Program for each child carry out in a one to one basis and in small groups. Occupational Therapist give OT training to improve fine motor coordination, gross motor coordination and Sensory Integration. Art, Craft, Pottery & Music classes are conducted both as therapeutic and to develop their interest & skills. Yoga to improve memory and concentration, relaxation, gait improvement and overall physical fitness. Movement Therapy to improve memory and concentration , teach concepts and to relax and feel good about themselves. Personality Development programs are given to the develop self-esteem, social skills , interpersonal skills, creativity , thinking skills and communication etc. Psychological counselling is offered to parents to understand and accept their child, and on Behavioural management, disciplining methods and for their personal problems.
B-4, J.J. Nagar, Valayapathy Salai, Mogappair East,Chennai - 600 037 Phone: (044) 2656 1617 / 9384636550 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com Website: www.srishtispecialschool.com