Vydehi School

Brief History

The induction of special education program for children with special needs at the Vydehi campus began in November 2007. This service for different impairments such as cerebral palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down’s syndrome, cognitive impairment, visual impairment and multiple disabilities was offered to children above the age of 5 years.

The school sessions began from January 2008 with 10 students and two staff members. From June 2008, four groups were formulated as the total number of students increased to 16 with a teacher/student ratio of 1:4. Individual sessions were provided in the afternoon. Functional assessments for children referred by various departments in hospital were also conducted.

Brigance Diagnostic, a comprehensive inventory of basic skills, was introduced in January 2009. The inventory helped in identifying the skill areas to be assessed, tracking the progress of individual student, identifying instructional objective and material, and interpreting information from the record book.

Vydehi School

Presently, the school provides educational support to more than 50 students with 12 trained teaching staff. The school program is for three and half hours (9.30am to 1pm) for 5 days in a week. Individualized program is prepared for each student and report is provided to the parent every quarter. The educational program targets various skills such as Cognition, Communication, Socialization, Daily living skills, and Motor skill. The program also includes Yoga sessions, which is taken by a trained yoga therapist. The staff from the rehabilitation center provides suggestions on the therapy aspects such as seating & positioning, communication, feeding and fine motor. These are integrated in the classroom schedule.

The classrooms are heterogeneous and are categorized according to the functioning ability of the students. The school program aims at identifying the strengths of each student and using those strengths to learn skills required for living.

The school maintains a student:teacher ratio of 6:1 with support staff where required.

Individual session / one-on-one session of 1 hour duration is available for children of all age groups.

Remedial education is provided for students diagnosed with learning disability and attending mainstream schools.

Anita Bhaskaran
Principal, Vydehi School

Time: 2pm to 4pm on weekdays and 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays

vydehi Institute

Children are admitted without regard to race, creed, sex, religion or financial status.

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Department of Rehabilitation
Vydehi Hospital

#82, Nallurahalli, Near BMTC 18th Depot, Whitefield, Bangalore - 560 066
Phone: 28412956, 28413381/2/3/4/5 Ext: 109

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