The Special Education department at QISH delivers learning strategies for children with developmental disabilities or learning difficulties who may or may not be able to enrolled in regular schools. The department focuses primarily on children and adolescents with Special Needs.
Our highly experienced and certified special educators create and implement individual educational therapy plans utilizing the various approaches, techniques and strategies based on a child’s strength and learning style. We tailor research- based corrective educational programs for each child, additionally, a carefully implemented Individualized Therapy Plan(ITP) is created and followed. Our special education team is equipped to handle children and adolescent with,
Hyperlexia (above-average decoding skills and below-average reading comprehension)
Mild autism spectrum disorder
ADD / ADHD
Any other learning difficulties/ challenges including children who have no per-requisite skills in reading, reading comprehension, spelling, writing and math skills.
Reading (word decoding and word recognition)
Mathematical Computational Skills
Early literacy skills are part of cognitive development. Young children who develop these skills have better chances of succeeding later on at school and carry the skills with them as they grow older.
The educational therapy at QISH consists one- to- one intervention for students diagnosed with learning disabilities. Our NILD (National Institute for Learning Disability) educational therapist uses dynamic intervention, uses a variety of techniques. It focuses on core academic skills and higher ordering process to develop higher order processing to think and reason abstractly
Our special education team develops the functional academic skills primarily focusing on pre-requisite concepts which allow each student to succeed in real-life situations at home and school. The functional academics curriculum includes a range of areas namely:
Skill oriented activities
Activities of daily living
Art and craft
Time and money concepts
Talkies: visualizing and verbalizing for oral language comprehension and expression
Visualizing and Verbalizing: for reading comprehension and thinking
LiPS: for phoneme sequencing, reading, spelling
Seeing Stars: for phonological and orthographic processing in reading and spelling
On Cloud Nine Math: for math computation skills
Davis Approach for Dyslexia
These programs are research instructional programs that help develop sensory-cognitive functions: the foundation of learning. They help individuals of all ages improve their language processing skills, critical thinking and become more independent.
Adapted methods and materials
Behavioral modification techniques