The center organizes multiple internal and external activities for the students in order to develop their abilities and enhance their social skills among the community also to create fun, happy and useful times for them.
Inclusive Education (Partial)
Within the framework of the UAE Inclusive Education Policy, the Center regularly place some learners for brief periods in mainstream schools where they engage in activities with their peers. The Center organizes joint activities with the public schools, nurseries and Kindergarten Schools. This is done according to a plan which takes into account the needs, abilities and social skills of the students.
Therapeutic Horse Riding
Horse riding is not only about the great physical benefits. It is closely related to the emotional, social and mental health of the student. It creates a kind of synergy between the student and the horse which often results in a kind of relationship or even friendship. The horses are also used to help students with the establishment of a cooperation between the therapist the special education teacher and the horse keeper. Only trained horses are used.
Sensory stimulation has got a great benefit for the students with autism. Recent studies showed that it is very useful for them in terms of communication with the external surrounding (Sounds/ Heights) also in interacting towards the texture (Soft/ hard) through the stimulation students become able to react naturally and the hyperactivity behavior they show is reduced.
Sand playing is considered one of the entertaining and relaxation activity which helps in the development of the child’s skills which provide fun and interest to him.
Through sand play, the child learns how to form modules and shapes and imitating them. It also helps with fine motor development and proper body movements of the child. Through play, the child learns concepts; names of shapes, sizes, motor- and visual coordination. Through sand play, linguistic skills can be developed as the child participate in conversation and discussions as he/she is carrying out the linguistic orders during playing. Social skills are being developed as the child participates with other individuals in waiting for turns, cooperating with peers and following instructions. Sand Play is an energetic activity which stimulates his/her imagination.
Swimming and water games
Swimming and water games is an important activity for the owners, because they provide the opportunity to play as individually and in groups under supervision, where this contributes also on the development of physical health. The center has a swimming pool, one for adults and another for the young students we also provide Sauna, Massage and Moroccan silt sessions by specialists.
Department of Computer and Typing
This Department prepares the students in
pre-occupational training. Students are taught and given skills on how to use tools
and software programs. Students are encouraged to participate in computer-related
Studies confirm that there is a positive correlation
between the development of the social and psychological skills of the child of
special needs and the opportunity to care for a pet.
In accordance with these studies, we have established a mini zoo which includes some pet animals such as tortoises, horses, birds, rabbits, peacocks, an ostrich, sheep, ducks etc. The students feed and assist with the caring of these animals. In the beginning, it was extremely difficult because students were scared of the animals. Later, however, the students enjoyed the interactions with the animals. This most definitely contributed positively to the students` social and psychological progress.
Educational Outings, Picnics and Parties
There is no doubt that the training of students with
special needs requires a lot of integrated activities. The educational outings and
recreational Picnics are considered an important part of the training process
because due to many reasons many students with disabilities do not get the chance
to visit many places. We have two kinds of outings namely:
such as vegetable Market – Livestock Market – Factories, etc. and
We have all kinds of picnics which are related to the program goals prepared for the students and which are appropriate for students in different age groups and similar intellectual abilities. We prepare well for the picnics and we document the lessons learned and experiences on these outings for later use.
The Center promotes an interest in agriculture. Students
are encouraged to plant and to take care of the plants.
These activities have a major impact on the personal, psychological and social wellbeing of the students.
Cycling improves the physical fitness of students and
reduce tension and hyperactivity.
Other advantages include losing weight and encouraging the spirit of competition among students through their participation in competitions and informal games.
Art is a useful form of training students of special
needs. Students are trained on various artistic skills as well as discovering,
developing and promoting artistic interests.
Students are trained individually and in groups.
The center always endeavours to display the artistic abilities and talents of students through participating in various exhibitions and competitions in the UAE.
Our students obtained advanced positions and were honoured on many occasions such as Sheikh Latifa`s Competition for Childhood Innovations and many others.
Drama is one of the important ways in which we can help
disabled children to express their sensory and psychological emotion. With drama,
they express their relationship with society. Drama helps to build a child’s
personality and it affirms his relationship with his friends, society, teachers and
all staff who deal with the child.
Finally, the drama is a chance for the child to show some of his talents. Performing in front of audiences boosts their confidence and they feel valued by society.