Like many other children, Divya, who attended our Balwadi (a center for pre-primary education) at Limboni-baugh, was an extremely quiet child. Mrs. Vidhya, her teacher, observed her for a few months and when nothing seemed to change, she took it up as a challenge to work deeply with Divya.
After rounds of careful observations, both individually and in group activities, Divya was placed in a “Buddy System” where peer learning and peer support were encouraged. This seemed to take the pressure off Divya and she was seen to be at ease when it came to both individual and practice sessions. One on one support was given to Divya to boost her confidence as well as frequent appreciation to help increase her self esteem.
Mrs. Vidhya also worked extensively with her parents, giving them conversation prompts and encouraging them to spend time with Divya at home. Within two months, there was an observable improvement in Divya’s disposition and behaviour. She began speaking more and would even happily recite anecdotes from class to her parents.