18 March 2020 – by Eileen

For students who have special educational needs due to behavioral problems, physical disabilities or learning difficulties, special schools are specifically designed, staffed and resourced to give an appropriate special education. These students generally do not attend any classes in mainstream schools and are provided with individualized education, addressing specific needs.

Identifying Students With Special Needs

In order for these students to get the most out of their education, earlier assessment is required. Due to medical history, some children are easily identified as candidates for special needs. Two primary methods such as, the discrepancy model and the response to intervention model, have been used for identifying students with less obvious disabilities, such as those who have learning difficulties.

All the parents of students with a learning disability must be aware of what type of disability their child has so that they will get access to accommodations such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, and adaptive physical education. Choosing a perfect school that meets your expectations is a tedious task. Listed below are some top-rated specials schools in Kerala.

BEST SPECIAL SCHOOLS IN KERALA

SANTWANAM SPECIAL SCHOOL

Santwanam Special School is recognized by the Government of Kerala. The School is completing 6 Years. It is a three-storied building is completed in Damascos, Kothamangalam in the property owned by the Catholicose and Malankara Metropolitan of Malankara Orthodox Church. Necessary arrangements, furniture, and equipment are provided to the students. Required qualified and dedicated persons are appointed on the staff. 69 students challenged Mentally and Physically, are provided care and training in this school.

NAVAJEEVAN SCHOOL FOR SPECIAL NEEDS

“NAVAJEEVAN’ for Children with Special Needs opened its doors in Mammangalam, Cochin-25, September 13th, 2015 starting with fifty children. The centre serves children with special needs and can accommodate up to 200 children. The school is very proud of the quality and diversity of the dedicated team of professionals who work with the children. The school ensures that every child’s individual needs are understood and met whilst providing learning opportunities that are relevant, accessible and inspirational to all students.

KRIPA SPECIAL SCHOOL

KRIPA Special School is a new member of KRIPA family. A Special School for the mentally challenged children started functioning at KRIPA from 16th July 2012.  The school is working in the field of rehabilitation of the physically challenged for the past 31 years, hoping that they can make the life of mentally challenged also better with a job and a proper place in the society.

JANEY CENTRE FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION

The Trust is registered with the Govt of Kerala on 15.10.2015 and the Department of Education, Govt of Kerala under persons with Disability Act 1995. The school’s vision is to render the best habitation measures to the differently-abled so as to lead a good life. The school is in Janey Nagar, Eroor-Kochi.

NIRMALA SADAN SCHOOL FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED

This program was started here in the year 1992 for giving appropriate therapeutic services to disabled children below 5 years especially those who are having a developmental delay, cerebral palsy and other neurological complaints. 

Main Objectives

  1. To provide early intervention and preschool training services for children with all kinds of disabilities/ developmental delays with the help of a multidisciplinary team.
  2. To provide guidelines, consulting services and awareness programs to parents, family members and communities to reduce the risk of disabilities

MITHRAM SPECIAL SCHOOL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN

Mithram Special school in Arakunnam, Ernakulam was started by parents of mentally challenged in 1993. The school provides academic training for disabled children like autism, down syndrome, ADHD , development delays, and cerebral palsy. The school has bus facilities to transport students and also provides residential facilities.