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10-year-old Madeeha was a hyperactive child with limited social skills. Fearful and shy, she was hesitant to approach other people. Because of her hyperactive nature, she found it difficult to sit in one place and wasn't toilet trained either.
Thanks to the special teachers at AMC, Madeeha was toilet trained, given speech therapy and taught to take care of her body. Her parents were given guidance and counseling by a psychiatrist as well, which helped them work with her better while at home. Working and sharing classroom space with 15 other children improved her social skills as well.
After going through four years of life skill development at AMC special school, Madeeha can now speak in broken sentences. She can now take better care of herself and also interacts with other children.
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What the beneficiary gets
Started in 1960, Association for the Mentally Challenged (AMC) runs a special education programme for mentally challenged children. They focus on imparting skills required in daily life by educating, training and rehabilitating such individuals and their families.
How It Works:
A child is admitted to the school after psychological assessment. Children are then grouped as per their mental age and according to the language they speak. Each child is helped to develop skills according to his/ her IQ, ability, aptitude and interest. While in school, special educators, psychologists as well as psychiatrists closely monitor his or her progress. Besides, classroom instruction, the school's activities include painting, crafts and dance.
Number of students at the school - 64
Number of teachers in the special school - 6
Number of days for which the school runs - 6 days
Age group of children at the school - 6 to 16 years
Timings of the school - 9:30a.m. to 4p.m.
Association for the Mentally Challenged
8 December, 2021
Life Skill Development of a child with intellectual disability
With the continuation of the state lockdown and Covid restrictions the schools have remain closed. The teaching has been continued through distant learning. The special educators have been preparing worksheets based on the IEP's (Individualized Education Program) of each child. These worksheets along with teaching aids such as puzzles, workbooks, art supplies are being door delivered to the children at their homes. Videos and Rhymes are also being made by the special educators and shared over the whatsapp application.This is helping the children to continue their learning process at home.\n","section":"Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months","question":"
\n 1. Please tell us what activities you have undertaken in this program in the last 5-6 months.You can refer to following pointers as\n
- Any milestones achieved? \n
- Any major events? \n
- Areas covered (cities, states, regions etc) \n
- Number of people impacted? \n
- How were they impacted or helped? \n
Despite the challenges of Covid restrictions , the materials are being door delivered to the children following all the necessary Covid precautions and guidelines.The plan is to supply the materials to the children until they can be called back to the school for regular classroom sessions.\n","section":"Challenges faced and next steps","question":"
\n 2. Challenges in utilising funds/carrying out operations. Please refer to following points for reference:\n
- Any challenges faced? \n
- Any covid related hurdles? \n
- How did you overcome it? \n
- What is your goal/aim/activity plan for the next 6 months for this program? \n
Syed Zeeshan is a 15 year old boy with Down syndrome with Moderate IDD and joined AMC at a young boy of 5 years.Zeeshan enjoys coming to his school and actively takes part in all activities. Over the years he has shown progress in academics- he can read and write alphabets and numbers till 50. He can recognize colours, common obejcts.He can carry out his daily living skills independently and is very helpful in nature. In schools he loves volunteering and helping his teachers in the classroom. He can also help to take care of the younger children.With the sudden closure of the schools, his parents were greatly worried that he would forget all his lessons and training.They were very happy and grateful when the school and his teachers are constantly in touch with him over video calls. Worksheets based on IEPs are being sent across to him and he has been engrossed with them. There are continuous updates received from him on the completed assignments. He is enjoying the educational kits being sent to him and has learnt successfully to name & identify fruits & vegetables, counting numbers. He misses taking part in sports and yoga as he immensely enjoys it. However, with his teachers guidance he is practicing few asana at home\n","section":"Stories from the ground","question":"
\n 3. Any beneficiary impact story you would like to share?\n"}],"images":["https://cdn.givind.org/static/images/update/ebe3649e-3456-4102-90de-841a6b73456f.jpeg"]}
23 March, 2021
Life Skill Development
Through specially designed classroom sessions, children are aided in their development through workshops in creative fields like dance, music, painting and crafts, sports and physical training. They are provided support through physiotherapy, speech therapy and periodic evaluation to monitor the development of each child. There is constant upgrading of the teaching techniques, assessment methods and tools to monitor progress. AMC gives these children a conducive environment, to ensure that despite the challenges they are facing in their lives, these children get to experience happy space at AMC. AMC ensures that these children participate in various Sports and Cultural events across Bangalore and outside providing an excellent platform for them to interact with others. Yoga therapy provides relief to the children with behavioral problems and asana help them with their digestive process as well as mobility functions. Children are served milk, ragi porridge with vitamin supplements in the morning and healthy nutritious meal for lunch. Children are also given two sets of uniforms and two pairs of shoes.
5 July, 2020
Children engaged in educational activities
Children engaged in educational activities
AMC has continued imparting special education to the children based on their individul IEP's along with focus on extra curricular activities such as yoga, sports. The children have also participated in various sports and quiz events and bagged medals and appreciative laurels for the same.
The children were taken out on a visit to Lalbagh Botanical Gardends to witnes the Flower Show.
In mid March, when the pandemic of COVID 19 led the schools to be closed and the children were at home. AMC reached out to 40 families of these beneficiries of the school section with ration kits and education materials to actively engage them at home.