Children who have special needs can be a challenge to teach. Because they have oral, tactile, visual and/or motor difficulties, (and sometimes an overabundance of energy!) they often find it difficult or frustrating to succeed in "hands on" activities. Using art as a means of teaching increases a child's chances for success- and makes the experience pleasurable as well.
Drama is often about collaboration and negotiation, and when it is used in mixed-ability groups it can act as a bridge between children with special needs and others in their peer group. It provides an ideal environment to encourage students to work together and to develop trust and friendships.
Music has a way of reaching us, touching our souls and inspiring us in a way that is very powerful. Often it can have a very effective impact on children with disabilities, especially children with speech and language disorders and gross or fine-motor difficulties.
• Strengthen the heart muscles
• Has a positive impact on mental and social activities
• Helps stay in proper shape
• Increases balance
• Is Fun
Gardening offers many benefits to children. It can be especially beneficial for children with special needs, such as physical, mental, social, and emotional problems. Gardening is a purposeful activity involving mind and body, and it is valued by society.
(cooking, jewelry design, home management, budgeting…)
Students learn about cooking and proper nutrition, how to cook, sew, do home repair, and manage money. Students learn to make financial and personal decisions. They can learn proper nutrition, and they can learn how to present themselves in order to improve their lives
Social skills are needed to develop friendships. Children with disabilities may feel intimidated by other kids, and they may find it too uncomfortable to try to reach out to them. We can help them reach out through a variety of games that build their self esteem.
Every Saturday our activity coordinator arranges a supervised outing for our students. These outings are to different places in Lebanon. The places vary from touristic sites, to factories, to sport activities... The aim is for the students to see and experience the different aspects of life and learn to react appropriately in different situations. In addition they get to meet people and make friends. Please refer to Saturday Schedule under EVENTS.
• Afternoon activities
• Saturday trips
• Parent's support group
• Workshop for parents and the community
• Morning educational and vocational programs
• Summer camp (educational and recreational programs)
• Collaboration with international specialists from England/Canada
• One on one interview.
• Observations in different context
• Arrange appointments with specialists
• Design individual educational plan (IEP) according to
• Literature based reports in accordance with IEP
• Professional help for students with special needs
• Down Syndrome
• Fragile X
• Autistic spectrum
• Slow learners
• Developmental delay
• Behavioral disorder
• IEP writing
• Consultation for teaching techniques
• Special aid materials
• Modication of exams and curriculum
• Meet with employer
• Provide a mentor
• Constant follow up
• Design individual work plans according to job description