Przedszkole Specjalne nr 393
description of organisation
The Special Kindergarten No 393 is an educational establishment for physically disabled children. It is situated in Warsaw,
Mokotów district. There are approximately 32, three to nine year-old children divided into 4 groups. The staff consists of 15
specialists such as special pedagogues, psychologist, therapist, speech therapists, rehabilitants, assistants in every group,
support staff, volunteers and students. The Kindergarten is open from September to June and for additional 2 weeks during summer months.
Our pupils have mostly physical disabilities, which are often accompanied by various developmental disorders, e.g. cerebral
palsy, different genetic syndromes, other physical and mental disabilities, non-speaking children also with visual and hearing
problems. The children are eager to welcome newcomers but the verbal contact is difficult as most of pupils are not able to
speak. In Kindergarten there are different methods used to communicate with the children, from Augmentative and Alternative
Communication (AAC) to high technology equipment to communicate with pupils. We are equipped not only in low AAC
technology like PCS (Picture Communication Symbols) or gestures but also in high technology like tablet, advanced
programmes for non-speaking children, Go-Talks, other talking devices like Big-Step by-Step or switches and computer facilties
like special track ball to operate a mouse. We also own Sensory Integration equipment.
We also provide a unique educational developmental cognitive curriculum for the early years, specially designed to provide
optimal learning experiences that is based on Vygotskian theory.
Moreover, we organize puppet theatres, professional theatres, cinemas and concerts for our children. We cooperate with other
regular kindergartens and try to organize common activities with the goal to integrate children with society. As we an
educational institution we also cooperate with students from Academy of Special Education and Warsaw University.
Participants with fewer opportunities
- This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.
This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:
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