Dilkhush Special school is a school for children
with a mental handicap. We have around 100 children from 6-18
years of age and with varying degrees of Mental Handicap yet
within the mild and moderate range though we have a few who
are also severely handicapped.
Our school has 11 classes which range from KG to seniors but
are totally different in nature from the classes in a ‘normal’
school we also have 2 non-academic classes where children
who are going to leave school are sent so that they are trained
in some vocational skill.
In our school we make Individualised Education plans so every
child is treated as an individual and taught at his/her own
pace though in a class situation. In academics we put a lot
of emphasis on Functional Academics- studies related to life,
and also do a lot to teach our students socially acceptable
Like most other schools we have singing, and sports and Art
classes. We also take our students on field trips and have
at least an overnight picnic for them.
We do not have a full time speech, or occupational therapist
because we believe that after a child has been assessed the
best person to help the child is the class teacher who is
also trained to carry out therapy in class.
In the recent floods our students like many other stayed out
for the night with some helpful strangers who did all they
could to help. Our school was badly damaged in the floods
and we are struggling to get back to normal. Anyone who wants
to help a good cause do send in your cheques to Dilkhush Special
Dilkhush Special School
Opp. Palm Grove