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Special needs school in Nairobi

We are thinking of moving from the Uk to Nairobi but have an 8 year old autisitic son and need to know if there are any English speaking special needs schools in Nairobi?

Thanks in advance.

Rick

Hi,

Try these: http://www.kestrelmanorschool.com/LSU.htm

http://www.kenyacareersguide.com/index. … &Itemid=53

I am from nairobi although I currently reside in Australia. Kenya has no schools for Autistic children. You may find out from brookhouse school, if they have cohorts for special needs children in their mainstream school. It is very expensive though. Hope that helps. Cheers. Evans

Nyabwonda :

I am from nairobi although I currently reside in Australia. Kenya has no schools for Autistic children. You may find out from brookhouse school, if they have cohorts for special needs children in their mainstream school. It is very expensive though. Hope that helps. Cheers. Evans

Hey, Kenya has autistic schools. There is even the Autistic society. Things have changed!

It is good that thing have changed. which Autistic schools may you be referring to? I am a special needs practitioner and the special needs schools we have in kenya cater for the physical  disability, visually impaired and hard of hearing. Cheers

yes Mr Nyabwonda, things have changed a lot, you can find everything in kenya... So Mr Grumpy_Rick, welcome to nairobi.

check these, may be helpful or not.

http://www.bridgewoodschool.com/content.php?pid=29
http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?article … 8&pageNo=1
http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism … anizations

My daughter is a special needs teacher working with children with various challenges.  If you are interested please email her on nazia_a_awan[at]yahoo.com

yes you can get a whole lot of special needs schools in nairobi.
kccl, gibsons school, grangevile and a lot more
u can get in touch with me on +254 725 456 830 for more info or guidance as i teach music in these schools

Kaizora is excellent. It's the only school offering ABA therapy

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Hello Rick,

Yes there are special needs schools in kenya.  If you call Teacher Mary on 0722582254
she will advise you where to take your child.  Herself she heads the deaf/blind unit in
kilimani primary school and she is the right person who will give you info where to go
for assessment and appropriate school.  Eunice.

I have a 5 year old son who has mild developmental delays (speech, cognitive and potential ADHD) - the information provided on this forum has been really really helpful in terms of getting a better understanding on the potential options for children in Kenya. Thank you!

Am a Kenyan with a 3 yr old daughter who is hyperactive  and i would like to enroll her in a school where she ll be taken care off since her concentration is very low  and she needs follow up.
Any leads ll be highly appreciated

I think that it is quite difficult to find a school in which the teachers will understand your childs needs and provide the support that she needs, rather than perceiving her as 'naughty'.  There is a generally low awareness of hyperactivity disorders in Kenya.  Even where teachers are more aware, the system itself isn't well set up to manage students with special needs.

There is a lot you can do at home to assist her to increase her attention span and I suggest that you have her assessed by an occupational therapist, who can guide you.

Thanks for your feedback. Do u have therapist that u can recommend.

Have you tried City Primary School in Ngara? They have autism unit. Also you can check Kestrel Manor School and My School Kindergarten in Nairobi. All these have Occupational Therapists which is what your child needs.
Am an Occupational Therapist working outside Kenya but I have colleagues there in case you want a private therapist

I am also an occupational therapist with a lot of paediatric experience!  However I am not Nairobi based.

I would hesitate to recommend an autism unit, as a hyperactive child may not have an autistic spectrum disorder, but might have difficulties with sensory integration (making sense of her environment and her place within it, for example).  If she doesn't have a learning disability, then it is best to work on her levels of concentration etc and for her to attend a 'normal school'.

I will look up the contact for the therapist that I know of, who has sensory integration training and send you a private message.

I also have some resources and information on games and activities which can help.  Please let me know if you are interested.

You are absolutely  right..my daughteris not autistic what she lacks is concentration and always up and down.she has some limited vocabularies.
I will appreciate if you can send me the resources and infornation**
Thanks

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My son has what may be called dyslexia. The normal schools around do not handle him. He is 6yrs been to school for 3yrs now but can't scribble a no or a letter. Can anyone help what school i can take him.

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