If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.
– Margaret Mead
The Samatha Learning Center was created with the vision to impact change in the world of special needs. We recognize the immense potential that is in within every differently abled child. We are creating a platform to support children realize their learning potential with the right combination of academics and skill building and explorations to discover their unique selves, to be valued in society.
Every individual is a unique blend of intelligences, as theorized by Howard Gardner (theorist of Multiple Intelligences). However, very often, the uniqueness overshadows their abilities. All children have the right to an education that will allow them to be valuable, contributing members of tomorrow’s society, to allow their uniqueness to be their contributing ability!
We, at Samatha Learning Center, understand that education is more than academics. It is the building of social skills and emotionally connects and reasoning powers. Being educated is more than learning numbers and reading the script. It is getting the right change back after purchase and using mediums of art and music and language to express ourselves effectively.
Respecting human rights in the delivery of services is not an optional extra but a set of core values and fundamental to the choices we make. Removing discrimination and other barriers to involvement, to give children access to an education that they learn from.
Our curriculum is grade appropriate and is built around the framework of our national curriculums. Our daily schedule is a combination of academics, with sessions that focus on skill building and activities of daily living (ADL).
Our approach is holistic and we work on the theory of Neuroplasticity. Research has shown that nueral pathways can be built where there were none and those that were not in use can be strengthened. Our body responses are controlled by the brain through the neural pathways.
Our program is supported by Exercises and therapies like HANDLE and BrainGym that are non invasive and impact the developmental process.Read Here… We also include Skill building sessions with expose to art, music and movement.
We celebrate the diversity in the students who join us at Samatha. We may have children who are diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and Down’s Syndrome and who are on the Autism spectrum. Before everything else, they are children to us. We share in their joy with every success they experience and we share in their excitement with every happy moment that brings a twinkle to their eye.
Our children join groups that match them in ability. We maintain a ratio of 3 students to 1 teacher with a maximum of 6 students in a group. There are teachers outside of this ratio that step in to extend 1 on 1 attention for students who need it.
Our students learn in an environment that values their ability. We build on skills with an aim to mainstream them when they are ready. Our ultimate aim is to pave the path for every child to become an adult who is a proud contributing member of the society.
The curriculum for the year is an outline that is personalized for every child in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The teachers work in collaboration with the parents to ensure a holistic approach to learning that is meaningful and impactful. Progress is tracked with formative and summative assessments. Parents share in the progress and support the process to make it impactful for the child.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
The safety of our students is utmost in our list of priorities. Parents can be rest assured that their child will be safe when in the care of Samatha Learning Center. We have a security guard at the gate who will ensure that no child will leave the campus unaccompanied.
The entire campus is under CCTV surveillance. This will ensure that we monitor every child’s security, while on campus, at all times.