Early Intervention Program
Admission for children from birth to 2 ½ years is given in the Early Intervention programme. The children attend the Programme from 9 am to 10 am Monday through Thursday.
One parent of the child attends the classes along with the child, as the school strongly believes that the parents are the first educators in the child’s life and they are equal partners of the teachers at school, in fostering the child’s progress. The parents are shown ways and means to utilize the everyday situations and activities at home, towards developing language and speech skills in the child.
In cases where both the parents are not able to be the caregiver a relative of the child like a grand parent or aunt takes the role of the caregiver.
Once the children complete the Early Intervention programme they are moved to the pre school programme. The age of the children in the pre school programme ranges from 2 ½ to 6 years. There is no direct admission into Pre-school. Pre School functions from 10.30 a.m to 3.00 p.m – Monday through Thursday
The children are helped to further develop their Auditory, Receptive language and Expressive Language skills. They are also helped to develop Readiness skills in Number Concepts, Reading, and Writing.
Out Reach Programme
The Outreach Program functions on Fridays . The programme caters to children under the following categories.
a) Children coming for admission between 2 ½ to 3 ½ years
b) Children whose parents are in other towns and cities and are not able to move to Chennai.
c) Children whose parents are not fluent in English as well as Tamil and are enthusiastic to learn from us and teach the child in their mother tongue.
d) Children between the age of 3 or 4 years who have been using either hearing aids or Cochlear Implants and have developed some language
e) Children studying in regular schools but find it difficult to cope due to mild or moderate hearing loss.
f) Children who have lost the hearing after they have learned to speak.
The Children in the Outreach program are also trained for Integration.