The Special Educational Center No. 1 in Elbląg (Specjalny Ośrodek Szkolno-Wychowawczy nr 1) is a public institution where attend children, adolescents and adults with mild, moderate and severe intellectual disability are aged 0-24.
The structure of the Center includes:
– kindergarten (14pwID)
– primary school, vocational school and preparatory school (181 pwID)
– nursing home (18 pwID)
– boarding school (17 pwID)
– Center for Early Child Development Support (34 students)
– Therapy and Revalidation Center (100 students from mainstream schools)
In addition to daily activities such as learning how to read, write and count we run a number of additional activities such as : animal assisted therapy (dogs, cats and horses), Biofeedback, Snozelen’s Room, Warnke’s therapy, Sensory Integration, integration of reflexes and tactile therapy, alternative speech and communication therapy (AAC), classes of supported educational robots, corrective gymnastics, hand therapy (to prove manual skills) , oral and facial therapy, logorymics, typhlopedagogy, surdopedagogy, sensoplasty, sensomotorics, educational kinesiology, behavioral therapy, rehabilitation, horticultural therapy (therapy with using flowers and plants).
There are 98 teachers specialized in working with pwID in our Center.
Since 2017 the school regularly implements European Union projects.