Special School At Navjeevan
NAVJEEVAN SPECIAL SCHOOL (SINCE 1985) – FOR CHILDREN BELOW 18 YRS. OF AGE
Special Education along with extra-curricular activities, the process …
• Evaluation of each the child on arrival by a clinical Psychologist & special educator
• An individual plan is made for each child.
• After evaluation the child is put in the class, which best suits his requirement
• One teacher and helper is required for every 10 students as individual attention is essential
• The child is re – evaluated monthly, quarterly, half yearly & yearly and any change in program if required is done
• When child attains the age of 18 years, he is shifted to the workshop. There, his aptitude is evaluated and he is trained in some vocation
Navjeevan Society for Research & Rehabilitation of the Mentally Retarded, a registered Society, was established on 5th September 1985, in the city of Aurangabad, with a primary goal of training and supporting the mentally challenged persons.
Aurangabad is a city in Maharashtra State of India, 410 km. from Mumbai. World famous for its archaeological wonders of Ajanta and Ellora caves, Aurangabad is considered to be the fastest growing city in Asia. Having a population of 15,87,000, the percentage of population with mental retardation has been discovered to be an alarming 2%. As against this, the number of institutions working for the mentally challenged is negligible.
About Mental Retardation
Disability is painful and shocking. But many a times it gives us the strength to face life bravely. Mental Retardation is a condition where the person has arrested or incomplete development of mind specially characterized by sub-normality of intelligence. In simple words, it is a delay or slowness in the mental development of a person. It is a condition and not a disease.
A person with this condition has less mental ability or intelligence than others of his age. Such persons have difficulty in learning, understanding, communicating with others and in adjusting their behaviour to the various situations in everyday life. Since mental retardation is a condition and not a disease there is no cure for this condition but proper training to utilize the residual capacity helps persons with such condition to lead a fuller life. They can be taught to live and work independently. With early diagnosis, parental assistance and early educational programs, a majority of them can adjust socially, master simple academic and occupational skills and become self – supporting citizens. They can participate in family and community activities.