Education

Special Schools in Bangalore

Every child is special and each special child needs an opportunity. Special schools provide individualized education, addressing specific needs. Here is a list of mainstream schools that also have a special wing for children with special needs.



A special school is a school catering for
students who have special educational needs due to severe learning difficulties, physical disabilities or behavioral problems. Special schools may be specifically designed, staffed and resourced to provide the appropriate special education for children with additional needs. Students attending special schools generally do not attend any classes in mainstream schools.

Special schools provide individualized education, addressing specific needs. These classrooms are typically staffed by specially trained teachers, who provide specific, individualized instruction to individuals and small groups of students with special needs. The aim of these schools is to enable every child to reach his/ her maximum potential and become independent and socially acceptable. Here is a list of mainstream schools that also run a special school for children with special needs.

Bethany Special School
The Bethany Special School started of as an educational outreach programme for children with physical and mental disabilities. Located in Koramangala, this school that began with just three children now has about forty of them. The curriculum is designed in such a way so as to take care of the cognitive, motor, social and language skills of the children.

The focus is on all-round development, with an emphasis on vocational training, to make the children self-sufficient. The Bethany Special School was established with the objective of assisting differently abled children and making them capable of living independent lives with grace and dignity like everyone else. The Special School endeavors to inculcate both education and vocational abilities to facilitate a happy and independent life for its students.

The Special School curriculum is child centered and parents are involved in the individualized formation of their child’s syllabus. Teaching is on a one-on-one basis. Detailed assessments are done thrice a year and parents are given reports during Parent Teacher meetings. Home visits are an important part of the school curriculum.
Where: 510/A, ST Bed, Koramangala, Phone : 91 80 25634902

Baldwin Opportunity School
Baldwin Opportunity School is a pioneering Institution in the field of Special Education, founded by Miss Anne Tillou and American Missionary in the year 1964. It is an extension of the Baldwin Girls' High School and a Unit of Baldwin Methodist Education Society. Baldwin Opportunity School provides special educational for moderate to mid intellectual-impaired children between 4 and 16 years; also conducts a pre-vocational training programme at the post-secondary level for boys and a home maker course for girls
 
The classes are divided into Pre-Primary, Primary, Intermediate, Senior I, Senior II, Learning Lab, Home Maker's Class and Pre-Vocational Unit. They also provide opportunity for the students who graduate from the opportunity school to be trained as Teacher Aide to assist the Teacher in classroom activities. Their vision for the students is to educate them, help them to achieve their social needs and to make them independent and responsible individuals in the community with a vocation, which would add a meaning to their life.
Where: 3, Rhenius Street, Richmond Road. Phone: 080 22214514

Sophia Opportunity School
Sophia Opportunity School is an integrated section of Sophia High School, for children with mental retardation. It has an assessment and early intervention programme, an individualized academic programme, training in self-help, social and vocational skills, speech therapy, craft, recreation and sports activities. It has a parent support group, and offers counselling for parents and siblings.

The school also has an 'Infant Stimulation Centre’ for children between 0 - 3 years and the Computer Centre for Special children in the school. Both centres are aimed at enabling Special children to maximize their potential. The Infant Stimulation Centre focuses on providing maximum environmental stimulation during the crucial early years, with a stress on uninhibited exploration and the freedom of choice. This branch also undertakes social action out reach programs, such as work with a street children’s home in Chamarajpet, interaction with the women inmates of Bangalore's Central Jail, a day in rural schools in the Bangalore metro and visits to aged and orphan homes in the area.
Where: 70, Palace Road, Phone: 080 22266825
Tags: special schools in bangalore, infant stimulation centre, sophia opportunity school, baldwin opportun

9 comments

Sharanya Sudhakar Mar 17th, 2011 11:22 AM

Hi,
 
We run a home based intervention program for child who are in the main stream school and are finding it difficult to cope. 
Our people will visit you house for therapy for 2-3 days a week and and integrated support system is created.
 
We are a group of child psychologist and are based in Bangalore. 
 

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sabha Feb 03rd, 2011 04:54 PM

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R.Rangaswamy Jan 14th, 2011 12:56 PM

DEARSIR,MY CHILD LOST HIS SPEECH DUE TO L.K.S(LANDOM KHEPHLOR SYNDROM). HE IS TREATED AT ST.JOHN HOSPITAL,
BANGALORE.HE REGAINED HIS SPEECH AND AGAIN LOST IN LAST AUGUST.NOW HIS NOT ABLE SPEAK . CAN YOU HELP ME HOW TO MAKE HIM TO LEAD A INDEPENDENT LIFE.THANK YOU

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Jyothy Nov 25th, 2010 10:50 PM

Hello, can you help my child who is a slow learner?. Thanks.

Nibedita Mohanty Sep 29th, 2010 08:43 PM

i have done my PG in Psychology and Diploma in Special Education. I have nearly 8 yrs of teaching experience in Special School. After my marriage, I stopped working, because I had to take care of my family and kid. Now my kid is grownup and I can start again. Looking for an oppertunity to start again. 
One thing to mention - I have stopped working for nearly 10yrs. Hence, may be I will be little slow in picking up things. Still looking for an oppertunity to start allover again.
 
thanks 

karimulla Sep 16th, 2010 05:18 AM

Sir i have one child his abnormal but not full mild and his studied in sewa school in riyadh saudia aribia and my nationality is bangladesh ple. send message about admn. process.
 
 
thanks 
 
by 
 
 
karimulla

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