Principal’s Letter

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Sunderji Institute of Special School, where your neurodiverse child will reach their highest potential.
Since 2005, our special school has nurtured over two thousand students. For us each student is ‘Special & Unique’ with immense natural enthusiasm. To nourish this, our neuroscience backed Kaleidoscope Curriculum focuses on the critical needs of the child & establishing a foundation in a learning environment that is healthy & warm.
Ours is a world in which every child attains the right to participation & sustained development. We want our learners to be a catalysts for positive change, through love, respect, integrity & transparency, this can only be achieved by our team of passionate, creative, dedicated & flexible educators who are certified & trained to be the best version of themselves.
We give utmost importance to our various verticals of our parent partnership programs to create a harmonious community where every neurodiverse child along with their parents can be nurtured into a responsible global citizen.
Please do take a moment to visit us to see how we can enable your child to reach their potential.
With best regards,

Rashmi Shah


Our core team

The force that inspires all of us

Jena Sunderji


Malek Sunderji


Zarina Sunderji


Masarrat Tavawalla

Co-Founder + Director

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Maintaining high standards


At Sunderji Institute of Special School, we ensure our team maintain a standard of quality by always training the following skills to be able to foster a strong teacher – student bond:

Under all in one roof

Access various specialist in a child friendly environment

With the help of the assessment they create the short and long term goals and establish the personalized IEP for the child

They assist in:

  • Instruct students in the development of skills and knowledge that enables them to participate independently to the highest degree possible, based on assessment needs
  • Works with members of the IEP team (i.e. parents, classroom teachers, speech providers, occupational & physical therapists, orientation & mobility and vision specialists) to provide a functional and meaningful program
  • Create a program geared to the assessed needs, goal & objectives, functional levels and motivational levels of the student
  • Prepare and utilize equipment and materials for the development of skill as it is related to Adapted Physical Education (i.e. beeper balls. sponge balls, batting tees, etc.)
  • Conduct assessment which focuses on both long and short-term needs of the student


Working closely with parents and teachers, school psychologists use a wide variety of techniques, to evaluate: academic skills, learning aptitudes, social skills, self-help skills, emotional development, behavioral functioning, eligibility for special education programs, school and classroom programs, career and vocational goals.


*work directly with students or families

*help solve conflicts and problems related to learning and adjustment

*provide counseling, social skills training, behavior management, and other interventions

*help families deal with difficult crises such as separation or loss


*Provide educational programs on classroom management strategies, parenting skills, working with students with disabilities or gifted and talented students, teaching and learning strategies.

Speech therapist or speech-language pathologists are trained personnel who work with children having speech-related disorders. They also provide screening, consultation, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management and counseling services for children with special needs.

They help a child with:

  • Articulation skill is the physical ability to move the tongue, lips, jaw and palate to produce individual speech sounds
  • Expressive language skills: While speech involves the physical motor disability to talk, language is a symbolic system to convey a message.
  • Receptive language/Listening skills: Receptive language, refers to a child’s ability to listen and understand language. A therapist can help teach the child new vocabulary and how to use that knowledge to follow direction, answer a question and participate in single conversations with others.

They help in to evaluate and improve the function of the body with particular attention to physical mobility, balance, posture, fatigue and pain.

It involves educating the child about the physical problem caused by their disability, designing and individualized wise program to address the problems and enhancing mobility and energy conversation through the use of a variety of mobility aids and adaptive equipment.

They provide sensory activities to help a child appropriately respond to light, sound, touch, smell, and other input.

They assist in:

  • Remedial intervention involving the use of sensory and motor activities and equipment (e.g., swinging, massage)
  • Accommodations and adaptations wearing earplugs or headphones to diminish noise, or using a textured sponge in the shower
  • Sensory diet programs involving a daily menu plan which includes individualized, supportive sensory strategies (e.g., quiet space, aromatherapy, weighted blanket), physical activities, and tangible items (e.g., stress balls or other items for distraction)
  • Environmental modifications to decrease sensory stimulation such white noise machines, art work, and other types of decor/furnishings
  • Education for involved individuals, including family members, caregivers, and administrators, about the influence of sensory functions on performance and ways to minimize their negative impact on function

A play therapist is trained to observe the child’s behavior during the play sessions, explore issues with the child, make a diagnosis and construct activities that can help the child heal. Children naturally communicate their emotions and challenges through play, and the therapist is able to pick up on them.

They help in:

  • assessing each child and their individual needs
  • determine a course of therapeutic treatment
  • provide therapeutic interventions in individual and group therapy sessions, and sometimes involving parents/carers or siblings, normally on a weekly basis, to help children better cope with the issues they’re facing
  • build up a relationship of trust with children and their parents/carers
  • create a safe and stable environment in which children can express themselves through play
  • review therapeutic interventions on a regular basis
  • work as part of a multidisciplinary team with other healthcare professionals, such as social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists and medical practitioners
    attend meetings, maintain client records and produce reports on activities and progress.
Dance/movement therapist uses movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration. A DMT can help people with physical health by increasing strength, improving flexibility, decreasing muscle tension, and boosting coordination.
They help in:
  • Guiding children to explore knowledge of both body and mind as it relates to their illness and wellness
  • Helping children identify individually creative methods of regulating mood and behaviors
  • Assisting children in achieving suitable leisure skills to help cope with life‟s difficulties
  • Preparing children physically to develop their cognitive processes and sustain healthy lifestyles.

With the help of paint and colours, a therapist can guide children to communicate their feelings and thoughts. Art therapy helps a child with special needs work through issues that trouble their development, like physical, emotional, mental and behavioural conditions.

They help in:

  • Seeking to improve communication skills for children who experience significant introverted behavior
  • Seeking to unlock the ability to express emotions for a child who struggles in this area
  • Helps students to understand their emotions as they profess them during art therapy
  • Studying whether students have a particular aptitude for art
  • Helps students with significant trauma to express their feelings in a healthy way


Rehabilitation of physical challenges

Assist in

Restores, maintains and maximize the physical strength, function and motion


Clinical and evidence based use of music during interventions

Assist in

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Depression
  • Autism
  • Improve self esteem
  • Reduce stress levels

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