Inclusive Education and Learning Disability

Inclusive Education and Learning Disability
Dr. Sulata Shenoy, Director, Turning Point, Bangalore, www.turningpointcentre.com Every parent has hopes and dreams for their child, and often these can be shattered when the child gets diagnosed with Learning Disability.  Often the L.D. child has difficulty at school not only in reading, comprehension, writing, oral and written expression, languages and mathematics but also social ...

Guest Post: Language Stimulation and Learning Disability

Guest Post: Language Stimulation and Learning Disability
DR. Sulata Shenoy, Director, Turning Point, Bangalore, www.turningpointcentre.com Learning Disability in reading, comprehension, spelling and writing is believed to be primarily a language processing disorder. It stands to reason then, that early language stimulation can offset learning disabilities later in life. Communication begins as soon as a baby is born. The way you touch, hold, ...

Policy for quality schooling and its implementation under CBSE for Special Need Children

Policy for quality schooling and its implementation under CBSE for Special Need Children
Dr. Veera Gupta, Associate Professor, NUEPA, Delhi India Special Needs is an umbrella term under which array of learning difficulties can be clubbed. These learning difficulties may range from mild to profound degree related to physical ailments, terminal illness or developmental delays in children. Educational policy planners have framed policies to facilitate learning for Special ...

Guest Post: Why is inclusion important?

Guest Post: Why is inclusion important?
  Jennifer Tavares, Counselor and Special Educator, www.pledgeacademy.in When the school your child studies in calls you and politely tells you that your child is a “slow learner” or learns differently from “other children” your heart and mind just stops thinking and you begin to feel that this is the end for your child…you also ...

Guest Post: Every Child can Achieve

Guest Post: Every Child can Achieve
By Dr. Ali Khwaja, Counsellor, Life Skills Coach and founder of Banjara Academy   Beethoven handled the violin awkwardly and preferred playing his own compositions instead of improving his technique. His teacher called him hopeless as a composer. Charles Darwin, father of the theory of evolution, gave up a medical career and wrote in his ...

Empowering school teachers – Laying the foundation for timely support

Empowering school teachers - Laying the foundation for timely support
Dyslexia is not a rare condition. One in every ten to twelve children is at the risk of dyslexia. Unfortunately, Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) training programs for teachers across India generally do not offer specific modules to identify learning disabilities in children and ways to support such children. The number of institutions offering B.Ed where ...

Are we identifying our school children who struggle with learning disabilities?

Are we identifying our school children who struggle with learning disabilities?
Children with learning disabilities constitute the largest and fastest growing population among those with developmental disabilities. The steep increase in prevalence occurs due to lack of early literacy skills and emphasis on rote learning in the educational curriculum. Dyslexia is the most common form of learning disability that affects 80% of children identified with a ...

As a parent, are you in the loop of learning disability?

As a parent, are you in the loop of learning disability?
In India, education is very competitive and as a parent, you are naturally keen for your child to achieve. However, have you paused to ponder why the Bollywood movie Taare Zameen Par tries to capture the kind of pressure parents can place on their children, when they underperform? While the intentions are all in place ...