Andheri Gets a Centre for Kids with Learning Disabilities
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07 July 2010
Tending To The Special Ones
Students with Learning Disabilities (LD) now have yet another option. The Rajhans Vidyalaya in Andheri (west) opened its LD centre on Tuesday.
Named Samanvaya, meaning integration, the centre was inaugurated by psychologist Anjali Chhabria. Principals from various schools in the city were present at the inauguration ceremony.
“This is our endeavour to reach out to children who need help. The great challenge that schools face today is meeting individual and unique needs of each child,” said Deepshikha Srivastava, principal of the school.“Samanvaya will take a holistic approach to children with LD and try to bolster the self-esteem of these kids by emphasising their strengths,” Srivastava added.
Sudeshna Chatterjee, principal of Jamnabai Narsee School, shared with the audience her experience with LD children.“The centre would be a stepping stone towards a better future for kids with LD,” said Chatterjee.
“This is not a centre for students with disability, but for those who are differently abled,” added Srivastava.