Ananya Learning and Research Centre (ALRC)
Pre-Primary Section: This arm of MDA addresses the skill deficits of children in the age group 3 to 5 years. We screen them for pre – learning skills and then follow it up with remediation for children at risk.
ALRC is a full time pull out remediation centre for children with Specific Learning Difficulties Remedial intervention is offered for children between the ages of 6 to 12, where the child is pulled out of the main stream school and given a remedial program based on multi sensory approach
This program is offered to the child after an Assessment of his/ her strengths and needs using global standardised assessment tools.
The remediation program is offered for a period of one year at the minimum to two years at the maximum, depending on the intensity of the remediation required after which the child mainstreamed back to the regular school.
An Individual Education Program (IEP) is drawn out for the child based on his strengths and needs. It consists of skill building, need based and activity oriented learning
Holistic Development: Apart from academics and skill building, Ananya Learning and Research centre focuses on the Holistic Development of the child with a view to nurture innate abilities, talents and interests of the child. Every child is exposed to the following 6 areas of co curricular activities namely
Occupational Therapy, also known as OT is an important component in Remediation. It focuses on helping children with physical ability, sensory integration , attention and concentration difficulty to enhance their skills along with self esteem and performance in the classroom.
An Assessment is done by a Senior Occupational Therapist and an in house program & schedule is drawn up, customised to the needs of each child. Progress is monitored by an in-house therapist. A home program is also recommended for children requiring more intensive therapy.
An OT session in progress http://youtu.be/wU7am62drCo
Counselling: ARLC ties up with Professional Behavioural and Health Services to provide counselling for children and parents as part of the personality development of the child
There is a in- house counsellor who interacts with the child and the parent and also conducts periodic workshops for them
The teachers are also given orientation on child behaviour to help them handle different behavioural issues in the classroom
The Team: Any remediation is a three way interaction between the child, parent and the teacher with the child being the central part. Periodic meetings are conducted with parents where they are updated on the child’s progress and briefed on how to monitor the child’s home work and assignments allowing independence in a responsible way
As the child is ready to be sent back to the mainstream school, Ananya recommends a remedial teacher after school hours for the child to provide guidance in coping with the academic program
We believe “Every child is unique” and should have individual attention, love and acceptance. Every child is not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding.
The Remediation program at the A L R C is carried out by a team of dedicated and trained special educators focussed on building skills, channelizing energies and nurturing innate talents of the child thus ensuring a smooth transition to the mainstream school as confident and positive individuals.
It is our endeavour to make each child our Brand Ambassador in the accomplishment of our objectives.
Watch our children showcasing their motor co-ordiantion developed through Movement Therapy
“We believe in teaching the child the way he learns and not in the way we know how”.
Testimonial from Akshara Vidyalaya, Nellore .
If Children with dyslexia can't learn the way we teach, then we teach the way they learn