“All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them.” - Magic Johnson.

A student’s arrival in the classroom can forge a step into the unknown, especially for a student who is struggling to cope with the curriculum and in the mainstream. The challenges they face can be handling social expectations, establishing unique ways of communication, overcoming self-doubt and adapting to an existing system. This experience can be overwhelming and bewildering for students. At Vidyaniketan Academy (VNA), we ensure the diverse and dynamic educational landscapes are bridged by providing opportunities to flourish regardless of their unique learning needs and challenges.

VNA’s expertise comes in customising differentiation to address specific needs for individual students in small group teaching. The programs developed by the highly experts cater to diverse learners ranging across all domains, whether it is reading difficulties, attention issues, Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism, etc,. Students are worked with heedfully to provide targeted support.

VNA also recognises that a child’s holistic development is essential. To create learners capable of independent living, Functional Numeracy, Basic Financial Literacy, Digital Literacy, Communication of Daily Life, Life skills and Activities of Daily Life (ADL Skills) are some utilitarian skills honed apart from the Academic support provided. Landscaping, chocolate making and baking are also taught to enthusiastic, naturalistic learners.

A range of extracurricular activities, Art as a therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Sand-tray therapy and counselling services are offered to boost the students’ overall functioning, self-esteem and emotional well-being.

VNA has had a profound impact on the lives of its students. Its main goal is to safeguard the interest of each child along with making them feel valued and supported. The centre promotes a culture of acceptance and empathy ensuring the challenges are not stigmatised, but celebrated for their unique abilities.

VNA is a testament to the power of inclusivity and personalised support. Lives of students have been transformed by identifying and addressing the unique needs to ensure continuity in their Academic pursuits. Obstacles were turned into opportunities through tailored interventions and nurturing environments. VNA stands for its conferring of hope and empowerment for students and their families, proving that each child has the potential to distinctly stand-out when the right support and guidance is provided. Graduates of VNA have gone on to excel in higher education and in various professional fields.

Partnering with parents and para-professions, VNA is committed towards the overall development of individual students through individual education plans( IEP). Over the years, it is inspiring to witness each child breaking the shackles of the label, developing intellectually, socially and emotionally to move on from VNA as confident, capable individuals to strive in an inclusive environment.