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Dubai Center for Special needs is the most established Center in Dubai. DCSN caters for a range of ages, disabilities and needs. The comprehensive program is broad in its opportunities for students and includes early learning development. For the adult learners, an ASDAN program is offered. DCSN also provides students with a multidisciplinary approach encompassing all disciplines of therapy including speech therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy.
Dubai Center for Special Needs accepts students as young as 3 years old by providing them the opportunity to learn and grow through our early year’s program and utilize the many custom built facilities the center boasts such as a Snoezelin room, soft play area, library, playground and outdoor swimming pool. These facilities ensure that all students are benefitting from a wide range of equipment and resources specific to their needs.
Our management team, teaching staff and therapists are all highly qualified and highly experienced professionals to ensure the highest standard we maintained throughout the DCSN.
Consists of 50% UAE nationals
4 to One
Our qualified and experienced teaching and therapy staff offer the highest standard of services both in education and rehabilitation. The differentiated lessons are geared towards offering the ultimate learning experience to suit each individual need. Education is the path to success and the students at DCSN are given every opportunity to succeed. We work closely with families, offering advice where needed and involve them in the goal making process ensuring that the approach to their child is a child centered one. DCSN also collaborates with outside agencies and professionals to make certain we are keeping up to date and well informed of any new technology in the field. All staff undergo regular training sessions to keep abreast of recent developments in the field of special needs
This is entirely dependent on the needs of the child and each teacher will use their discretion when supplying homework but we do believe this is an extension of learning and consolidates what is being taught in school.
Physical education is one of the key component in the student’s timetable. We have fully qualified and experienced P.E instructors as well as swimming coaches. Each child, depending on their need, will have a tailor made physical education program that benefits him/her physical and mental wellbeing. DCSN has a beautiful and efficient playground which facilitates physical engagement as well as a swimming pool. Yoga, basketball and football are also part of the curriculum. Students are taught about healthy living and the importance of looking after yourself. We have a tuck shop at the Center and the students enjoy preparing healthy food for the students and staff.
As part of the curriculum, healthy lifestyles are continuously taught for all ages and is a key area of topic. Students are taught in a way that they will understand the core elements of health. We have a no junk food policy for snack boxes which is enforced.
In class, they learn about health food
No but we have a tuck shop which is run by the students.
8h00 a.m. to 2h00 p.m
We adopt a hands off approach at DCSN and work closely with the parents to ensure that discipline is a consistent element in the child's life. Policies surrounding safeguarding are updated and regular training is given to staff in this regard.
There are parents/teachers meetings every term.
Three times a year (each academic term) and reports are given to parents at each meeting
English language exposure is given to support those with second language needs.
If a particular talent is shown by the students it is nourished and encouraged.
As a special needs center this is our focus.
As a Special need Center, we deal with all kind of challenges and disabilities.
We have contacts with educational psychologists and communicate when necessary.
Parents are welcome additions on field trips and other events planned by the Center
All parents are able to come in at any time to speak with the management team for any information needed.
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