Every child is different; they vary in their
physiological, psychosocial and cognitive make up. Hence, it is natural that
they should react differently to their environment and learn differently.
Although it is important to follow social norms, it unlikely that anyone can
fit into one rigid mould.
ISH works towards bringing out the best in every
student. To support and enhance the differentiated instruction that goes on in
the regular class room, the Learning Support team works with students with
special educational needs, English language learners and high achieving
students who need greater challenges. This is either done through support
within the classroom or on a pull out basis to ensure the children get exactly
what they need.
Students are exposed to aural, visual and hands on
activities that will help them to learn and retain important concepts and
skills. Every effort is made to stay connected with the grade curriculum
wherever possible. Collaborative planning amongst teachers is also an important
part of this process.
Activities include opportunities for children to
understand, assimilate and recall what is taught and are presented through a
variety of activities: games, role play, picture/word recognition and
pronunciation, reading and comprehension, support with class work, strategies
to plan their tasks, reasoning and memory games, spelling drills, mental
mathematics and timed activities. The aim is to get them to work as
independently as possible within their potential which we believe is an
important life skill.
Students are placed in this program based on detailed
observations, class visits, past records and feedback from the class teachers. For children with Special
Educational Needs an IEP is put into place where their past records are also
taken into consideration.
Meetings with the parents and teachers helps keep a
close eye on the students progress.