With an emphasis on Right to Education Act in India and rights of differently abled people, the need for compensatory, readiness and re-foundation education are being seen as support systems for children with learning disabilities such as Auditory Processing Disorder (APD); Dyscalculia; Dysgraphia; Dyslexia; Language Processing Disorder; Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities; Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit; ADHD, etc.
A visioning exercise in the form of a focus group with four
functionaries working in special education was undertaken at
Disha-NGO in Jaipur to work out the mark-one vision and mission
statements for setting up a centre for early readiness education for
children with learning disabilities or difficulties.
The group worked out the tentative vision statement as follows:
"All can learn and making learning happen is the true service to
the humanity" and the mission statement went like this: "Towards
creating a socially sensitive differentiated classroom with
missionary zeal and emergent strategies for preparation of children
with learning difficulties for their educational and societal
It was envisaged that the teacher-pupil ratio would have to be 1:4
so that on daily basis along with teaching for cognitive development
individual corrective clinical interventions could take place. First,
day-wise micro-learning based readiness curriculum should be based on
medical model of learning of intervention, diagnosis and remediation.
Also, teachers would be required to be prepared through thirty day
training for preparing and transacting the compensatory
micro-learning curriculum with new classroom strategies. Child-level
planning with a weekly progress review and support system for
capacity building of teachers would be required for mission to
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