Chiranthana operates from a “Model Center” at Block Resource Center in Gubbi along with 5 school readiness centers at different clusters of Gubbi _ GMHPS Cheluru, Hosakere, Kadaba, Nitturu & C S Pura.
Our IEP includes a description of a student’s current level of performance, information on how his or her disability influences performance, and details needed adaptations and accommodations. We identify the settings in which the student will receive instruction in the least restrictive environment, the learning goals and objectives that will be addressed within a targeted year, behaviour management plan (if needed), transportation needs, and related services.
Education & rehabilitation (age 6 years onwards) – Classes in basic reading, writing and numeracy to 100 + students. Children with special needs who go to regular schools come to our center twice a week for remedial sessions. We prepare them for school and given them that extra ‘cushioning’ required for mainstreaming. Listening and Speaking skills are also imparted through demonstrations. Storytelling and life skills are also part of curriculum
Basic Computer education is also imparted. Children are trained on computer skills, from scratch. From identifying the parts of computer to office functions and advanced programs, we think computer education is a key in today’s world and a lot of emphasis is given to this.
We have around 37 hearing impaired children (19 boys and 18 girls) (20 from Vaani Deaf Children Foundation) who are assessed and then activities are designed and taught in separate classroom at our Model center. Chiranthana works in the capacity of implementation partners with Vaani Deaf.
Physiotherapy has been provided to more than 81 (47 boys & 37 girls) children at various locations.
We visit various schools to identify children with special needs and provide necessary support. So far, we have visited 36 clusters with 171 schools in which around 320 children are studying. 79 are intellectually disabled (44 boys and 35 girls) who were included in our school readiness programme.
Children with cerebral palsy find it difficult to visit our centre and therefore we visit their homes and provide support. So far more than 150 home visits have been completed and 41 children have been benefitted (25 boys & 15 girls). 6 children with Dwarfism have been supported with 2 of them have been referred to St.John’s hospital for physiotherapy.
Under our Sensory Integration program, we use various mediums to bring in the required sensory inputs to children with challenges. Our activities to help the child appropriately respond to light, sound, touch, smells, and other input has had positive results.