We carry the conviction that persons with mental disabilities,
like all humans, have the capacity to learn, to develop, and
to grow. We believe that the great majority of these persons
can become productive and full participants in society provided
of course they have the same access to appropriate and quality
Appropriate educational services that begin in infancy and
continue throughout the developmental period and beyond, enable
children with mental disabilities develop to their fullest
potential. As with all education, modifying instruction to
meet individual needs is the starting point for their successful
learning. Throughout a child's education, we consider their
parents to be an integral part of the planning team.
Prabhat Special School
a school for children with learning difficulties was the first
project undertaken by SFCD in 1992. It was believed then,
as it is now, that the path to self-actualization begins its
journey when education is provided at the appropriate time
and with quality. Thus, Prabhat provides its students with
an educational and training facility that empowers them with
the skills that are essential for a successful life as an
adult. These skills include among others, those gained from
academic, language, behavioral and pre-vocational teachings.
Over the years, the school has developed a systematic approach
to the delivery of these services. In 1999, the student strength
grew to 70 students in the age group of 3 to 15 years. An
Early Stimulation service is also being nurtured to provide
as early a start as possible for children with mental handicap.
Emphasis is laid on the following;
Development of self help skills
Academics: Hindi, Mathematics.
General Science, Social Studies, General Knowledge
Speech and language development
Physical training and development
Free mid-day meals
System of Assessments
Each academic year is divided into 3 semesters commencing
in July after the summer break.
1st Semester July
2nd Semester October
3rd Semester February
teacher meetings are held on the 1st Saturday of every month.
During these meetings parents are apprised of the progress
being made by their children and the results of assessments.
Parents are also involved in the formulation of the IEP and
are consulted for changes or additions that they may consider
necessary for their ward. During these meetings talks and
workshops on contemporary issues related to disabilities are
curriculum of the school has evolved over the years by adopting
many different modes of imparting skills. Students are therefore
encouraged to participate in varied activities. All essential
support facilities like physio and occupational therapy are
available in house. The facilities of a multi gym have been
acquired through a generous donation from the American wives
Association. A Master Speech, an audiometer and a Ball pool
have recently been installed from the donations received from
TARGET, a U.S. based organization. 2 trainees from the Delhi
Institute of Rural Development assist the school by administering
occupational therapy to the students once every month.