Life in the Time of Corona

The essence of this blog is to impress upon the readers, that it is imperative to take a moment to acknowledge the harsh and sudden changes that we have been thrown into, in the time of Coronavirus. More often than not, when frightening situations conquer our “associative processes” (those that lead to the maintenance and…
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April 7, 2020 0

Movements Ensemble – Bharatanatyam – A way of life, a way of expression

Date: 28/02/2020 Speaker: Mrs. Medha Dixit Vellal, Svasti Art Foundation  Description: It was a lively and fun filled sessions where Mrs. Medha gave an insight into dance for the students. She also gracefully taught a small dance to the student.  

February 28, 2020 0

Fire safety – a practical guide

Date: 31/01/2020 Speaker: Mr. Jayasheel Adappa, Usha Armour Pvt.Ltd. Description: This Samvad covered an essential topic for our students “ fire safety”. Mr. Jayasheel Adappa made the session very interactive with a lot of practical demonstrations of the rescue process. Students enjoyed the session thoroughly. 

January 31, 2020 0

Understanding Siblings of Children with Special Needs

‘I am a sibling of someone with special needs. I believe this is the best thing that has happened to me because now I see the world through the eyes of possibilities.’ – A very special needs resource. Interacting with parents and siblings with special needs has given the opportunity to observe the relationship and…
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January 1, 2020 0

Understanding echolalia and ways to make it meaningful

Echolalia is the parrot like repetition of words or sentences that the child has heard. It can be repeated immediately or at a later stage. Many children with Autism go through a period of echolalia and use less and less echolalia as they learn more language skills. An example of immediate echolalia would be when…
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December 25, 2019 0

Essentials of baking – hands on session

Date: 20/12/2019 Speaker: Ms. Meghana Mahesh, Home baker Description: Christmas celebrations at Ishanya were kick started with the baking event by Ms. Meghana who taught our students to bake yummy banana cupcakes. Students were involved in mixing the dough, spreading it on the baking tray and baking it in the oven. The cupcakes turned out…
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December 20, 2019 0

Nurturing Compassion

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” ― Martin Buber Some people say compassion is innate. Some say, it is developed.   Compassion is a feeling. We all have our own definitions of ‘compassion’. It is always this fight within that empowers us to come face to face with our own…
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December 18, 2019 1

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding the Mysterious World of Sensory Experiences and Repetitions

In Anatomy of Autism, the author Diego M. Pena, a nine year old boy with Autism writes: “The reality of Autism is generally not understood by the neurotypical world. The many things that make us autistic should not be seen as something flawed. We are capable of being heroes, but our abilities are as unique…
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December 11, 2019 0

IEP- Individualised educational plan or I Encourage Progress

People said he wouldn’t, but he did People said he couldn’t, but he can People said he won’t, but he will Individualised educational plan (IEP) is a term that revolves around all the special educators, parents and Individuals with special needs. Individualized educational plan indicates hope for some, agenda for a few, and a plan…
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December 4, 2019 0

Off-roading in a bike – A travel diary from the Himalayas

Date: 29/11/2019 Speaker: Mr. Sharath Vishnu, Trekker and cyclist Description: Mr. Sharath spoke about his experience on a cycling trip to the Himalayas. He showed the students pictures and videos from his trip. The students were fascinated and were enthralled by his experiences. Students were also made aware of the importance of physical exercise and…
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November 29, 2019 0