Tailor Made for Your Child
The Full Daytime Program is offered on three different levels, to meet the students where they are.
With Widad’s holistic learning approach, in addition to working on academic areas, we also support our students in developing their interests including Food Preparation and Woodwork.
Skills covered include: Language Art, Maths, Science, Art, Music, Social Studies, Physical Education, Sensory Play, Social Skills and Life skills. For the higher Tiers, there is the option to include Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Behavioural Therapy.
Tier 1 – Classroom Education
Students will access a quality class education, customised to each child where required.
Tier 2 – Classroom Education and Group Therapy
Students will access a quality class education, customised where required. Students will also have approximately 2 hours of therapeutic support in the form of Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and/or Behavioural Therapy Sessions, as required, accessed through small groups with their peers.
Tier 3 – Classroom Education and Individual Therapy
Students will access a quality class education, customised where required. Students will also have approximately 2 hours of therapeutic support; this can be Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and/or Behavioural Therapy Sessions, as required, and is provided as individual sessions.
Tier 4 – Classroom Education and Individual/Group Therapy
Students will access a quality class education, customised where required. Students will have approximately 2 or 3 hours of therapeutic support; this can be Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and/or Behavioural Therapy Sessions, as required, and is provided as either 3 hours of individual sessions or 2 hours of individual sessions and 2 hours of group sessions.
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Skills and Focus Areas
- Eye-hand coordination
- Fine motor skills
- Problem-solving abilities
- Independence and self esteem
- Matching and classification abilities
- Sorting and comparing skills
- Recognition of textures and properties
- Conceptualization abilities
- Cooperation and social harmony
- Respect for tools and materials
- Descriptive language
- Increased awareness and understanding of the natural world
Interactive from A to Z
Each child’s learning objectives are monitored on a daily basis through comprehensive data collection systems. The children participate in 1:1 sessions as well as interactive group sessions depending on their specific need and how quickly they acquire new skills.
The goal of every program is for the child to be able to learn from his or her environment and to be exposed to the most nurturing setting possible in doing so.
"My daughter is really happy at Widad."
My daughter is really happy at Widad. Widad offers a unique environment for the kids that instills a passion in them. They allow them to be creative and flexible. Kids are allowed to be kids. I really love the importance they give on the whole rounded development of the children. Woodwork, yoga, cooking, arts and music are as important as academics, which I believe helps in channeling a lot of the creative energy children are naturally blessed with.
Mrs. Geethu Sandeep - Parent
"Strongly recommend for occupational therapy."
I strongly recommend Divya for occupational therapy. I have interviewed with various occupational therapists after our class teacher raised her concerns about sensory needs of my child. I found Divya’s approach very professional, comforting, to the point and far from being commercial. During our sessions she has given us very constructive feedback and she was always very responsive to my questions and concerns. I felt very comfortable with her and my son has established a very strong bond.
"It’s a galaxy-wide difference!"
Everything is done that the kids can grow independently, master their own day to day needs. This is actually what makes a difference to us. My son’s speech is much better, his behaviour is much better, his social interaction is fantastic, when you compare two years back to now, it’s a galaxy-wide difference!
"Widad is a happy place."
We have been with Widad for a long time and I can surely tell that "Widad is a happy place." The children love it and the staff is so helpful and compassionate to the children. We visit the school for after school therapy, the Occupational Therapist Divya is simply great. She knows exactly what to do to make the child progress. Three cheers to all.
Mrs. Aanal Shah - Parent