We observe that many children drop out from school due to poor scholastic performance. It is of extreme concern when a child who is skilled in self-help, motor, communication and social areas becomes unsuitable to an age-appropriate class because he or she is found to be lacking in typical academic aspects. We believe that, this could also occur due to issues in the learning process.
At the Brindavan Junior Centre, we aim to redress the learning process to cater to 9-14 year old children with specific learning disabilities in the academic areas of:
- Oral receptive/expressive language
- Written expression
Timings: The centre works from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
- Development of Skills: in defined academic areas through remedial training methods and techniques to suit the unique learning styles of the children.
- Formulation of Individualised Educational Plans: for every child followed by regular monitoring of his/her progress.
- Customised Text Materials and Worksheets: developed by the teachers to suit the functioning level of the children.
- Regular Parent-Teacher Interaction: to discuss the child’s progress and plan further.
- Extracurricular Activities: including yoga, karate, story-telling, and organised indoor and outdoor games.
- Counselling Sessions: every week, for parents and students together with a professional counsellor.
Post-Junior Centre: Children admitted to this programme go through levels 1 to 5 based on age and skill levels. Upon completion of this foundation programme, they will go on to the Senior Programme, leading to either vocational training or school completion through the NIOS curriculum.
Admission to this programme is based on a detailed educational assessment conducted by the Brindavan Team. This helps us understand the strengths and areas of difficulty of each child and helps us decide how we can proceed from there.