ASHA School, Ahmedabad

ASHA School, Ahmedabad Cantt has been established with the “Aim of providing educational opportunities to the specially abled children of Armed Forces Personnel & further extended to civilians as a noble gesture with a view to make them independent and useful members of society”. The School has been registered with Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (MOSJE) and was inaugurated on 28 Sep 2011.

The School admits children from five to eighteen years of age. Children with the following types of disability(s) are being considered for admission into ASHA School, Ahmedabad.

  1. Cerebral Palsy.
  2. Intellectual Disability (MR).
    1. Autism
    2. Speech and Language Impairment.
    3. Hearing Impairment.
    4. Learning Disabilities.
    5. Any other exceptional cases with the permission of the Chair Person.
Name of Principal/Administrator with qualification.

Sr. No.

Name

Qualification

(a)

Mrs Hasyalatha Mehta

 

M.A (Social Work)

Reg. RCI

 

Facilities with Infrastructure available with regards to disabilities addsd / therapies .

Ser

Facilities

Infrastructure

(a)

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy , OT Room & Equipments

(b)

Occupational therapy

Physiotherapy , OT room & Equipments

(c)

Sensory integration

Sensory Integration Room & Equipments

(d)

Speech therapy & communication

Speech therapy Room & Equipments

(e)

Medical check-up

Medical Instruments

(f)

Special Education

Four Class rooms & open space and verandahs

(g)

Dr. Fish Therapy

Equipments in OT /PT Room

(h)

Equine Therapy

Equipation area

(j)

Music Therapy

SI Room & Musical instruments

(k)

Multi sports facility

Multi sports complex & ground

(l)

Basketball Training

Basketball ground

(m)

BOCCE & others sports training

BOCCE Court

(n)

Sensory training

Sensory park

(o)

Multi Play Stns & Outdoor play therapy

Outdoor sand pit & Play area, Separate Play zone , Slides, Swings & Equipments

(p)

Movement therapy & Gait Training

Trampoline & Separate area with railings for training.

 

Data base of Special Educators & therapists

Ser No

Name of the staff

Educational Qualification

(a)

Mrs Nilam Ratilal Patel

Spl Teacher

M.A (Sociology)

P.G D.S.E (MR)

(b)

Mrs Jyotika Mevada

Spl Teacher

B.A,

P.G.D.S.E (MR)

(c)

Miss Dipal R Maheria

Spl Teacher

 

 

 

B.A (Psychology),

P.G.D.S.E (MR)

 

(d)

Mrs Amit J Asodia

Spl Teacher.

B.A (Pursuing)

D.S.E. (MR)

(e)

Mrs Vaishali A Mehta

Speech Teacher

D.S.C(HI) LLB.

BA (Sociology)

(f)

Dr Mukund

Occupational Therapist.

B.O.T (NIOH Cal), M.O.T/ NDT (Bombay) MAIOTA.

 

Additional facilities available for spl children
  1. Physio and Occupational Therapy Equipment.
    1. Gait training.
    2. Shoulder wheel.
    3. Wax bath.
    4. Exercise of upper limb and lower limb.
    5. Hand pulley.
    6. Finger ladder.
    7. Grip exercise
    8. Cycling.
    9. Prone and supine exercises.
    10. X- Box kinetic
    11. Therapy boll.
    12. Bal board.
    13. Cp chairs.
    14. Strap wts.
    15. Wobbling bds
    16. Corner chairs.
    17. Supporting pillows.
    18. Splints and braces.
    19. Balancing beams.
    20. Prone stander.
    21. Peg boards.
    22. Swing for vestibular movement.
    23. Velcro activities.
    24. Sand and clay activities.
  2. Stimulation Material Visual & Auditory.
    1. Visual.
      1. Lamps.
      2. Focus lts.
      3. Large mirrors.
      4. Bright colored objects.
      5. Bright and different colored balls.
      6. Moving toys.
      7. Colored and flickering lights.
      8. Disco ball.
    2. Auditory.
      1. Music box.
      2. Bells.
      3. Music instruments
      4. Songs.
      5. Rhymes.
    3. Tactile.
      1. Different types of floorings incl rubberized
      2. Textures of cloth.
      3. Textures of paper.
      4. Ball bath.
      5. Soft toys.
      6. Sand pool.
      7. Clay.
      8. Hydro pool.
    4. Outdoor Sensory Park.
      1. Grass.
      2. Rough surface.
      3. Mat and coir surface.
      4. Pebbles.
      5. Scrubbers.
      6. Trampoline.
  3. Medical Treatment Equipment. The following medical treatment equipment man power held in school:-
    1. Med staff.
      1. Nursing assistant for physiotherapy.
      2. Specialists from MH for regular checkups and medical support.
    2. Periodical Check Ups.
      1. Specialist check-up.
      2. Dental check-up.
      3. Blood grouping.
      4. Eye testing.
    3. Documentation. Health record card for each child.
  4. Medical Equipment.
    1. Stethoscope.
    2. Weighing machine.
    3. Height scale.
    4. Torch.
    5. X-Ray viewer.
    6. Infra red lamp.
    7. First aid kit.
    8. BP machine.
  5. Education facilities.
    1. Individualised Education Programme (IEP).
    2. Individualised Family Support Plan (IFSP).
    3. Education hut for simulated training of visits to post office shop, dispensary and a police station.
    4. Paintings of stories for improving sequential memory and imagination.
    5. Coloured pillars to teach colour concept.
    6. Modes of Transport, Dances of India, Festivals of India, National symbols.
    7. Snakes and Ladder to teach number concept.
    8. Study Materials from NIMH.
    9. Teaching Learning Materials.
    10. Education Posters.
    11. Panchtantra stories for teaching morals and values.
  6. Additional Infrastructure Facilities.
    1. Walking rails for independent movement and gait trg in school premises.
    2. Sand therapy for improvement in cognition, social and motor activities.
    3. Sensory Park for sensory stimulation.
    4. X box play station for movement training.
    5. Cerebral Palsy chairs.
    6. Zoo.
    7. Parents waiting and info room.
    8. Posters both in Hindi and English.
    9. School name board and entrance gate.
    10. Shed for all weathered.
    11. Tiling of all pathways and ramps.
    12. Increased floor space for play.
    13. Rubberised flooring.
    14. Drinking water point.
    15. Class room furnishing.
    16. Designated places for children’s school bag and water bottle.
    17. Western and Indian style toilets.
  7. Additional Curriculum Highlights
    1. Visual reading.
    2. Sensorial learning.
    3. Nature walks.
    4. Theatre.
    5. Life skills training (ADL).
    6. Social skills training.
    7. Thematic stories and rhymes.
    8. Communication skills enhancement.
    9. Presentation skill development.
    10. Creativity and original thinking.
    11. Assessment and remediation for scholastic backwardness and associated  issues.
    12. Intensive training to develop readiness skills
    13. Motivational sessions Meetings with support group.Intensive training to develop readiness skills
  8. Facilities for Inclusion & Integration.
    1. Daily joint assembly and prayer held with students of co-located pre-primary school in shared assembly ground and stage.
    2. Celebration of days & events such as Annual Day & Sports Day jointly with  co-located pre-primary school.
    3. Participation with regular students in Smart class and Audio visual room.
    4. Regular visits to public places such as Post office, Temple, Church.
Achievements in various fds(Last five yrs.).
  1. Special Khel Mahakumb. The students of ASHA School Ahmedabad   participated in Special Khel Mahakumb at district level on 19 & 20 Oct 2016 at Gujarat Vidhyapeeth Ground. Four students won prizes in Bocce, Cycling and runnin.g
  2. Master Dhruv Vaghela of ASHA School Ahmedabad represented Ahmedabad district in Bocce in State level competition conducted on 28 Nov 2016 at Sabar Stadium, Himmat Nagar.
  3. The student of Asha school won second prize in Drawing Competition  organised by SWMR on 26 September 2015.
  4. The students of Asha school won first prize in Cultural Programme  Competition  organised by SWMR in  2014.