"Glendale Academy Established in 2003" IGCSE center no.IN639 CBSE/ Aff./ 130195/ 27-07-2006

Glendale Academy was the first to introduce Remedial Resource Room for providing special remedial education services for children with learning challenges and difficulties. Instruction is provided individually or in a small group over instructional periods three times per week.

Learning in a Resource Room Setting

Goals and Objectives

  • All teaching activities follow the Glendale Academy International Curriculum Framework, with Special Education teachers modifying the content and style of instruction according to the student needs
  • Teachers focus on remedial instruction in reading, written language, organization, math, study skills or other basic skills in need of improvement.
  • Additional support in organizing long term projects, writing term papers, tests, and/or practicing newly learned skills may supplement content instruction for some students which is often referred to as academic support.

Inclusion Program

Inclusion classes are regular education classes where students receive instruction based on the Glendale Academy International Curriculum Framework and there is regular consultation between general education teachers and the Special Education teacher.

Specialized Instruction

Reading instruction in the resource room is designed to meet the needs of each individual learner. Often the student benefits from a structured phonetic approach along with the development of his/her sight word vocabulary. To aid comprehension the children are taught to visualize the events in a story and to ask questions as they read along.

In the resource room students receive a modified math program. They work toward the same major goals of the Everyday Math Program used in the regular classroom, but they move at a different pace and sometimes with smaller numbers. Children in the Learning Place benefit from small group instruction based on their individual needs in each subject area.


Progress Report

In the academic year 2012-2013 the Resource Room successfully supported about 34 children from primary and secondary sections. 98% of the children cleared all papers in the exams. It was also observed that there was a boost in self-confidence among the children, which resulted in 100% participation in many co - curricular activities. Many even went on to winning awards for the school.

In the academic year 2013-2014, there were 42 children from Pre- primary to Senior Grades. About 25% of the children were weaned off from the program which would only require monitoring. Students who opted for CBSE Concessions passed with a grade scale above 7.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy with a sensory integration approach typically takes place in a sensory-rich environment sometimes called the "OT gym" During OT sessions, the therapist guides the child through fun activities that are subtly structured, so the child is constantly challenged but always successful.

Pre- Primary students will be informally assessed and intervention based in school and home will be done. Hand writing module will also be started during this academic year (2014-2015)

The Sensory Integration Department was opened in the school campus in the year 2013-2014 for children with sensory issues. An Occupational therapist supports these children. Glendale Academy International is the only school in Hyderabad who is providing Sensory Integration Therapy along with remedial education.

Parent and Teacher Meeting

The Remedial Resource Room Team will meet the parents of the children with learning challenges every month over a teatime talk and also during parent teacher meeting. All parents are requested to meet the remedial consultant and cooperate with the teachers in the overall development of the child.

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Ms. Nirupama - HOD Special Education

Specialization: B.Com, MBA-HR, B.Ed (Special Education- Learning Disability) Distinction, Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Licensed Practitioner for Pre-Primary and COGENT

Handles: Grades IX - XII as Special Educator

Job Responsibility:

  • Head of the department
  • IEP Planning
  • Assessments
  • Providing interventions for Developmental Delays
  • Remedial Education and Training
  • Behavior Management.
  • Conducting workshops for parents, teachers and children
  • Sensitization projects
  • Working in liais on with CBSE for seeking concessions and accommodations

Ms. Aditi Srivastava - Special Educator

Specialization: B.Ed (Special Education - MR), Brain Gym-101, Touch for Health 1,2

Handles: Grades VI - VIII (Subject - Social, English)

Job Responsibility:

  • Remedial Teaching
  • Assessment
  • Exam support
  • Parent-Teacherinteraction
  • IEP planning

Dr. Ridima Nigam

Pediatric Occupational Therapist, MOT, BOT

Area of Work

  • Children with sensory issues.
  • Hyperactivity.
  • Developmental delays.
  • Fine motor difficulties.
  • Handwriting difficulties
  • Visual perceptual difficulties.
  • School based OT :
  • Classroom observation
  • Screening
  • Standardized OT Assessment
  • Sensory integration
  • Neurodevelopment therapy
  • Classroom accommodation strategies
  • One on one therapy sessions
  • Therapeutic accommodations
  • Parent meeting/education
  • Teacher/counselors/remedial teacher interactions
  • Home based programs
  • Periodic evaluations'

Availability : Monday - Saturday

Ms. Preethi Kundur


PG Diploma in School Psychology; MS(Software Engineering);Certificate in Comprehensive Child Development Program .

Area of Work

  • Behavior Assessments
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Identifying and addressing Emotional and Social needs
  • Classroom Observations
  • Behavior Modification Plans
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Parental Counseling
  • Act as a liaison between parents,teachers,management and students keeping the best interest of the children.

Availability : Monday - Saturday

Ms. Jyothi Damalcheruvu - Remedial teacher

Specialization : B.Tech - Computer Science, Dyslexia Therapist, Brain Gym-101, Brain Gym-201, Touch for Health - 1, 2

Handles : Pre-Primary and Primary

Job Responsibility :

  • Remedial Teaching
  • Assessment
  • Exam support
  • Parent-Teacher interaction
  • IEP planning

Ms. Kinnera Harika - Remedial teacher

Specialization : PG Diploma in PMIR (Personal Mgmt. and Industrial Relations), B.Com Computer Applications, Remedial Interventionist 

Handles : Pre-Primary and Primary

Job Responsibility :

  • Remedial Teaching
  • Assessment
  • Exam support
  • Parent-Teacher interaction
  • IEP planning

Friend, Philosopher and Guide!

Counseling offers the opportunity to talk to someone who will listen in a supportive and non-judgmental manner. Counselors will help the students clarify issues, explore feelings and discuss problem solving strategies. Common reasons students seek counseling: depression, anxiety, stress, academic struggles, adjustment to school, self-esteem, substance abuse, eating and body image concerns, relationship issues, sexual violence, suicidal thoughts, sexuality, gender identity, loss or death of loved one, family concerns and creativity blocks.


 Sumbul Alladin

Sumbul Alladin

Sumbul Alladin is a Counseling Psychologist with a Masters in Psychology from Osmania University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counseling. Since the last 10years Sumbul has her private practice where she provides individual and family counseling, helping clients understand and overcome their problems by developing realistic, actionable goals and by being a committed and empathetic partner in the healing process.

Sumbul has worked extensively with parents struggling with academic and behavioral difficulties of their children; couples dealing with marital issues; adolescents with emotional problems; clients suffering from depression, substance-abuse, stress-related disorders; and issues related to social anxiety and low self-esteem. She also works with The Hyderabad Public school apart from Glendale Academy.