Al Noor welcomes students with developmental and intellectual disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disability, nationality and socio-economic background.
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Students from 3 – 17 years will be considered for classroom placement.
Students from 3 to 14 years with primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) must undergo our Parent and Child Training (PACT) programme.
Students from 14 to 17 years with Autism Spectrum Disorder will be considered for direct admission, provided parents have already received adequate training in how to properly manage their child.
The admission of students requiring continuous attention in the classroom, due to severe medical conditions will be considered on receipt of a medical evaluation report from our recommended physicians.
ASSESSMENTS AND REPORTS
For all students, we require Neurological, Paediatric, Opthalmological, Audiological and Psychological assessments. A Sensory Profile, Visual Perceptual tests and an assessment of Communication skills is also necessary along with a medical report stating the diagnosis of the student’s condition
For all students we require a copy of the valid residence visas, passports and UAE ID cards of the student and both parents. In addition, a copy of the student’s birth certificate, vaccination card and disability card must be provided.
We know that students learn best when they are in a secure, age appropriate environment with a compatible peer group. We strive to ensure this through carefully planned classroom placement.
Our Primary Unit caters to students from 3 to 8 years old.
Our Junior Unit caters to students from 8 to 14 years old.
The Senior Unit Girls and our Senior Unit for Boys cater to students over the age of 14.
Within the classroom, students benefit from our Activity Based Intervention (ABI) programme. ABI is based on sound research and addresses the developmental and educational needs of young learners. Activities are initiated by the children, are routine-based and designed to put children in situations which give them the opportunity to develop life skills.In the Senior Units, we focus on further development of life skills and the maintenance of acquired literacy. Emphasis is also put on academic, communication and self-care skills.
Our Special Care Unit caters to students with profound physical disabilities, multi-sensory impairment, severe developmental disorders, severe behavioural issues and complex communications needs. We focus here on individual requirements, with the aim of eventually integrating these children into a classroom environment. Specialised multi-sensory intervention includes functional and stimulating activities, which encourage and facilitate the child’s participation. This takes into account any social and cultural sensibilities.
Arabic students, who have enrolled in our Arabic Class, receive instruction in their native language. The curriculum and its core documentation is available in Arabic and guarantees the same holistic programme for all children. The Arabic programme is fully aligned with the curriculum for non-Arabic speakers.
We have a fleet of 20 buses, all equipped with GPS and RFID card tracking systems. Transport is available to students living in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman, subject to seat availability on specific routes. When special seating and particular safety measures are required for students taking the bus, these must be implemented by the parents. Unfortunately we cannot promise to provide transport to students with uncontrolled epilepsy or seizure disorders (within the last year) or to those with any critical medical condition, requiring attention on the bus. We regret we cannot provide transport for students enrolled in our PACT programme.