Technology is the cornerstone of our programmes. Contemporary research suggests that technology assists greatly in teaching individuals with special needs and facilitating positive outcomes. ColorsAcademy utilises mobile technology to have teachers, parents and caregivers work collaboratively with each child and maintain greater uniformity in life skills training across different settings and locales.
At ColorsAcademy, each child’s progress is consistently tracked and analysed to ensure they reach their full potential.
ColorsAcademy Training Centre will create life-changing opportunities for children with special needs. We will provide individualised learning experiences to each of our students. Life skills will form an integral part of all learning, giving our students real life experiences and providing future independence. We recognise the physical environment is paramount to removing barriers to learning. ColorsAcademy will offer an enriched learning environment through a combination of exceptional facilities and a unique indoor learning centre. Experienced and dedicated teachers and support staff will provide a complete all-round education enabling our students to reach their full potential. We will work very closely with families so that our students receive consistency in all areas of their lives.
We have high levels of aspiration for every student both academically and socially. Forging close links with schools, businesses and local projects will not only promote inclusion of students in the society but will also enable their achievements to be recognised and celebrated within their community. We believe that given the right environment, every child with special needs is capable of excelling in their academic, personal and professional lives. ColorsAcademy Training Centre will make this possible.
ColorsAcademy started its pilot programme as part of its vision to improve special education, practices and learning outcomes for special needs children. The goal of the programme was to deliver early intervention and support services, besides spreading autism awareness in urban India. We went to two schools – Disha and Sankalp – located in Vadodara, Gujarat. Each of the school consisted of around 20-22 students with conditions such as autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and MR. The pilot programme utilised a curriculum consisting of various modules to provide training to teachers and students. Our team organised individualised training sessions for teachers and students, with emphasis on skills growth. Our team members trained each teacher, providing them with complete knowledge of the programmes that we have and the technology that we use. We also conducted one-to-one training sessions for students to assess and increase their skill set.
Our team is looking forward to working with various schools in the city in near future. Our focus will initially be on gaining an understanding of the challenges and needs of Indian parents and their differently abled children. According to our programme coordinator Dhara Desai, changes in the format, features and content of our programmes will be made as and when required after getting feedback from teachers and parents.