At Asha Kiran there are several innovative ways adopted to teach the children with different needs. One student who is 20 years of age with Mental Challenges is allowed to have the stall during the break time to learn about the transaction of money. He desires to have an Ice Cream Shop in future. This incident happened during one of the break times when one of the supporting staff members visited his tuck shop. The lady did not have the money to purchase the snack she wanted, so she requested the boy to give the snack and promised to give the money the next day. He boldly responded “No money, no snacks! Business is business!”
The child has learnt the value of money through this activity. In the past he had an idea that money just comes from the locker.
Children with autism are said to be concrete in their thinking, here’s an example to substantiate. During one of the Environmental Study (E.V.S) classes Student A (12 yrs) was taught that the root of a plant grows under the soil. In order to test this, he pulled out a new plant from the school garden. When he was called by the Principal for destroying a new plant, he boldly admitted, “Yes! I did it, I wanted to see if the root is growing under the soil.” This incident revealed that as a concrete thinker, seeing is believing!