“A child’s life is like a bud aspiring to become a flower. We endeavour to make this transformation truly meaningful”
SEN Department of Manav Rachna International School, Sector 46, Gurugram organized an Orientation Programme for the parents of the SEN Department on 31st March 2018 to give an insight of the SEN department. The HOD, Ms Rashmi Kapur welcomed the parents and gave an overview of the Departmental activities. This was preceded with melodious tunes played on the keyboard by our talented student and a dance performance by some students of the Department.
A brief visual presentation was presented and the role of the Special Educator, interventions used, importance of IEP (Individual Educational Plan) and the remedial programme was briefed. Special Educator, Occupational Therapist and Speech Therapist informed the parents about their respective role and support they provide. The importance of Life Skills Training was emphasized and it was informed to parents that this is done with high level of integration with other learning processes using theme based activities. The Counselor explained the role of counseling in providing support for addressing emotional, social, behavioural and cognitive issues which children cannot handle all by themselves.
The program was designed to acquaint the parents with the Department’s philosophy as well as familiarizing them with the policies and the pattern that would be followed. SEN policy was shared for application of standardized rules and practices for smooth and efficient functioning of department. Some parents shared their experiences and expressed how much they are overwhelmed by the turnaround brought about in the behaviours and skills of their children.
The parents were also given a short tour of the Department where children showcased their special talents with excitement and fun. The orientation programme was a good opportunity for the parents to interact with the faculty of the Department.