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A.B.L.E Department

ABLE

Counseling and Special education - A.B.L.E Department

The ISWK Counselling and Special Education department advocates the motto

"A child's mental health is equally important as their grades".

Schools can offer an ideal context for prevention, intervention, positive development, and collaboration between school and families, which is very crucial for a comprehensive approach to safe and successful schools. With the help of trained counselors in campus, our students have the opportunity to discuss mental health in a safe and understanding space.

Our team of Counselors is available to assist students and families with personal and academic questions and address concerns in one-on-one, group, and classroom settings. Our counselors teach Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) principles to students so they learn to maintain positive relationships, manage their emotions, set and achieve goals, and express themselves at a young age. 

The counselors work with them in individual, small groups, and larger settings as well. The Counselors at ISWK are trained to provide short-term individual and group counseling to address mental, physical, and socio-emotional concerns that may be impacting students’ learning and/or their well-being. If a student requires long-term counseling, counselors can assist with locating resources outside of school to help support the student. 

We respect and appreciate that every child is unique and learns in their own way. Our Student Support Team (SST) is a group of professionals with a range of expertise with elementary students who need additional learning support. This team responds to provide one-on-one support and additional resources as needed.

 

 

Team

Mrs. Rashmi Patankar

Incharge ABLE Department (Counselor and Special Educator)

‘It is just not about Counseling or Special needs, It is about believing and changing lives’

This is the motto I believe in.To reach out and provide support to the students, parents, teachers and the community at large.


Team

Shamita.S.Anchan

Special Educator Middle and Senior School

Passionate about facilitating children to achieve their goals to the best of their abilities.ISWK is an inclusive school here to Assist & groom children to be Confident, Optimistic & Happy individuals.

Team

Afshan Shariff

COUNSELOR

"Empathetic demeanour is my prowess. Observant and affable.. Relentless love for food, fashion and travel. Growing, learning and spreading positive vibes always."
Team

Rohini Swaminathan

Counselor (Kindergarten and Primary)

Helping one person might not change the whole world,but it could change the world for one person.Talk less and observe more is my mantra.


Team

Avni Ved

Senior school Counselor/ Psychology Educator

I have pursued a varied course of study that has provided me with a significant understanding of child development and pedagogy. While working in classrooms, I have learned how to incorporate a variety of approaches into my teaching. My background also includes providing a range of support and counseling services to students of diverse backgrounds. My strength lies in quickly connecting with students and establishing trustworthy relationships.

Team

Neha Susan Cherian

Career Counselor/ Psychology Educator

My greatest passion is to bring healing to people who have been through stressful experiences. I love to help children and adolescents find healthy perceptions of themselves so that they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe.


Team

Gayathri Menon

SPEECH THERAPIST

"I love to talk.. but the best part is I love to make people talk... From gettingall your articulators moving right to be able to socially communicate, I can guide you and provide the necessary tips and techniques"


ABLE

ISWK and ISWKi- The journey and the meaning of the logo for the Counseling, Special Education needs and Psychology Department (CSE) The journey of the CSE logo and name design competition began in July 2020. The students from grades VI - XII (ISWK & ISWKi) were given a brief about what is expected and the criteria.

We received an overwhelming response from both ISWK and ISWKi and received a stupendous 130 entries for the Logo contest and it was an extremely difficult task for the team members to shortlist and select the winne

A brief description on each icon will tell the world that yes, we are here to serve.

Starts with Greetings
Communication or Correspondence
Bringing Awareness
Process of Counselling
Making Friends
SWOT Analysis
SWOT Analysis
SWOT Analysis
Logo

The icon placed in the centre in the form of a puzzle interlocking each other telling the world that we are an ‘ABLE’ team i.e. ADVICE, BELIEF, LEARN & ELEVATE. The Centre logo was the winner of the competition and was designed by Ms. AAGNA KOTHARI VIII J - ISWK.

The A.B.L.E team consists of 4 Counsellors, 2 special Educators

Some children experience difficulties in school, ranging from physical differences, problems with concentration, learning, speech, language, and perception. They also have  problems with behaviour ,making and keeping friends. These difficulties may be due to one or more of the following:

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Physical

Disorders

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Emotional

Problems

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Behavioural

Problems

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Learning

Differences

Children with such special needs are usually entitled to receive additional services or accommodations at schools.

To support their ability to learn in school, the A.B.L.E team is here to offer their services.

We respect and appreciate that every child is unique and learns in their own way. Our Team is a group of professionals with a range of expertise who provide additional learning or behavioral  support.Our team responds to provide one-on-one support and additional resources as needed.

The A.B.L.E team consists of 4 Counsellors, 2 special Educators

Some children experience difficulties in school, ranging from physical differences, problems with concentration, learning, speech, language, and perception. They also have  problems with behaviour ,making and keeping friends. These difficulties may be due to one or more of the following:

Icon

Physical

Disorders

Icon

Emotional

Problems

Icon

Behavioural

Problems

Icon

Learning

Differences

Children with such special needs are usually entitled to receive additional services or accommodations at schools.

To support their ability to learn in school, the A.B.L.E team is here to offer their services.

We respect and appreciate that every child is unique and learns in their own way. Our Team is a group of professionals with a range of expertise who provide additional learning or behavioral  support.Our team responds to provide one-on-one support and additional resources as needed.

Personal Counseling

School counselors provide services to students, parents, school staff and the community in the following areas: Direct Student Services (Core Curriculum, Individual Student Planning, and Responsive Services) and  Indirect Student Services 


Direct Student Services

The school counseling/guidance core curriculum instruction is provided in classes/small groups to address student competencies related to academic skills, career/college readiness, and social/emotional development by a certified school counselor.

Direct student services include:

  • Individual counseling, assessment and advisement

  • Responsive services

  • Crisis response interventions

  • Group counseling

  • Core curriculum and classroom activities

  • Post-secondary education and career planning

  • Attendance, academic, behavioral or adjustment monitoring and support

  • Parent/guardian engagement

Individual Student Planning

Counselors monitor students’ progress so they may achieve success in academic, college/career and social/emotional areas. This may be accomplished through:

  • Individual Meetings: Working with students to analyze and evaluate abilities, interests, skills, and achievement.

  • Case Management: Monitor individual student’s progress on a regular basis.

Responsive Services

School counselors provide support and interventions to meet the needs of students. This may be accomplished through:

  • Individual and Small Group Counseling: Counseling is provided for students experiencing social, emotional, personal, or academic difficulties.

  • Crisis Counseling: Short-term counseling is provided to students and parents.For long term support recommendations are provided.

Indirect Student Services

School counselors work behind the scenes to ensure students benefit from their education. This may be accomplished through:

 

  • Making referrals to appropriately licensed or certified individuals, outside of the school setting

  • Consulting and/or collaborating with families, school staff 


Indian school wadi kabir recognizes that career guidance is a critical need for students as well as parents to get relevant information and make guided choices when selecting the right career option. Career counseling to young students at the school level empowers them with information and helps them make choices at an early stage of decision-making.  

Our counselors, with deep understanding and long-term association with students, are able to help students determine future career paths, based on their academic and co-curricular interests and their personal and family circumstances, helping them align their personal goals with long-term professional goals. 

What we offer:

  • Provide relevant information on different courses, universities and education opportunities in different countries.

  • Conduct informal aptitude tests to analyze strengths and weaknesses in a given area.

  • Help them set realistic expectations by mapping their interests, skills and aptitude with the right career path.

  • Conduct virtual and in-person career fairs to give students the opportunity to explore numerous career opportunities and a platform to interact live with different universities’ professionals.

  • Conduct workshops on developing soft skills needed to succeed in 21st century professional standards, etc.

  • Assist students in filling out college applications, write recommendation letters and applying for scholarships.

  • Helps in boosting the confidence and morale of the student to choose the best-fit career and reach their full potential.


     Services Offered By Special Education Department:-

    • Designs Individualized Educational Plans (IEP) as per the student's need.
    • Works with members of the IEP team (i.e. parents, classroom teachers, speech therapist, counsellors) to provide a functional and meaningful program.
    • Collaborate with the classroom teacher in adapting the curriculum, providing appropriate modifications, ensuring the implementation of modifications, and assessing overall progress of the child.
    • Help the student develop his/her social, emotional & intellectual skills.
    • Receive approvals observe & assess.
    • Pre and post informal assessment conducted
    • Guide/Assist Parents to avail for their wards exam exemptions & concessions provided by CBSE.
    • Receiving CBSE exemptions & concessions.
    • Record history in specific formats.
    • Obtain feedback 
    • Case studies.
    • Provide One-on-One Remedial Sessions.
    • Conduct Parent-Special Educator Meetings.
    • Providing Assistance during examinations.
    • Provide Resources & SEN Reports

PROCEDURE:

A referral form needs to be filled out. Based on the information the referral will be taken up by either counselor( behaviour or career) or special educator.

For Special needs, an informal assessment will be carried out along with an interaction with the parents and classroom observations.

At present our ‘A.B.L.E ‘team is providing Individual & group Counselling sessions,Social emotional Learning (SEL), Remedial Sessions, and Informal Testing for Learning Difficulties along with various workshops for the students.

 REFERRAL FORMS:

  1. Referral form (Counseling & Special Education)

 https://forms.gle/kt9JwGTmMVq24FCG7

  1. Parents consent form - 

https://forms.gle/KnxdMjkSJNmakdncA

  1. Feedback form - 

https://forms.gle/K25QYA3rLoy2exen7

LIST OF EXTERNAL REFERENCES

S.No Name of the institution/person Address Email Id/Website Contact No.
1 Al Harub Medical Centre (Occupational therapy,Online therapy ,Psychological Testing and Assessments) Flat NO 24, Floor P (2nd) BldgNo 128, Block No 246, 18thNovember Street, Muscat info@cseoman.com/principal@cseoman.com www.cseoman.com 246041149 (Muscat)/26700875 (Sohar)/94339191
2 Dr.Nuhaila Al Rawahi (Practitioner psychologist ) NA info@epmuscat.com 95456116
3 Dr.Nuhaila Al Rawahi (Practitioner psychologist ) NA info@epmuscat.com 95456116
4 Al Harub Medical Centre (Occupational therapy,Online therapy ,Psychological Testing and Assessments) Flat NO 24, Floor P (2nd) BldgNo 128, Block No 246, 18thNovember Street, Muscat info@cseoman.com/principal@cseoman.com www.cseoman.com 246041149 (Muscat)/26700875 (Sohar)/94339191
5 Dr.Nuhaila Al Rawahi (Practitioner psychologist ) NA info@epmuscat.com 95456116
6 Dr.Nuhaila Al Rawahi (Practitioner psychologist ) NA info@epmuscat.com 95456116

Student’s Corner


Students SEL activities

Social emotional learning (SEL) is a methodology that helps students of all ages to better comprehend their emotions, to feel those emotions fully, and demonstrate empathy for others.

Shoe Boxes of Love

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  • Psychologists Are Mind-Readers
  • Psychology is all common sense... anyone can be a psychologist!
  • People who study psychology Can Hypnotize You
  • Psychologists can “fix” people
  • Psychology is all about treating the people who are mentally retarded
  • Psychologists Are Mind-Readers
  • Psychology is all common sense... anyone can be a psychologist!
  • People who study psychology Can Hypnotize You
  • Psychologists can “fix” people
  • Psychology is all about treating the people who are mentally retarded
  • Psychologists Are Mind-Readers
  • Psychology is all common sense... anyone can be a psychologist!
  • People who study psychology Can Hypnotize You
  • Psychologists can “fix” people
  • Psychology is all about treating the people who are mentally retarded
  • Psychologists Are Mind-Readers
  • Psychology is all common sense... anyone can be a psychologist!
  • People who study psychology Can Hypnotize You
  • Psychologists can “fix” people
  • Psychology is all about treating the people who are mentally retarded
  • Psychologists Are Mind-Readers
  • Psychology is all common sense... anyone can be a psychologist!
  • People who study psychology Can Hypnotize You
  • Psychologists can “fix” people
  • Psychology is all about treating the people who are mentally retarded
  • Psychologists Are Mind-Readers
  • Psychology is all common sense... anyone can be a psychologist!
  • People who study psychology Can Hypnotize You
  • Psychologists can “fix” people
  • Psychology is all about treating the people who are mentally retarded

2020-21 Events - Archive

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2021-22 Events and Activities

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Events and activities 2021-22 short movie clip

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April 2022- AUTISM AWARENESS -ABLE celebrated autism awareness day on the 6th & 7th April 2022 in ISWKI & ISWK respectively. The faculty was requested to dress up in blue to support the cause of the event. The staff was also presented with blue ribbons to create awareness throughout the school. Every school had a display board placed at the entrance giving information about AUTISM. A special assembly was conducted for the senior school by the psychology students describing the areas of concerns for a child with autism. The motto of the event was to develop a sense of inclusion for children with Autism & create awareness.

UPCOMING EVENTS MAY 2022 - RISING LEADER WORKSHOP-Click the below link for instructions and registration link

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