Teachers to be trained to handle special children
Chennai: Don Bosco Egmore in association with CARE Institute of Behavioral Sciences launched Don Bosco Remedial Education Services to help the teaching community. The training will equip teachers to identify, handle and address special needs of students within the regular classroom, thereby enabling inclusive education.
Inaugurating the new initiative here recently, Tamilnadu Education Director S Kannappan said only by equipping parents and teachers with special skills, they can identity the needs of special children and address them.
Speaking on the occasion, Don Bosco School correspondent John Alexander said, 'This is the pioneer school-based remedial education services for children with learning disability to overcome the difficulties in reading, writing and others and which in turn help them to improve the academic performances'.
'The school-based training programme will be helpful to avoid any stigma and also hardship for the parents to go for remedial education for learning disability outside the school. We are opening this out to other schools and teachers too, for the community to be benefited,' he said.
CARE Institute for Behavioural Sciences will provide the course content and resource persons. Dr B S Virudhagirinathan, director of the institute will be the course director. Areas covered will include awareness, screening of children with learning disability and remedial education. There will be a crash course - three day module and a three month module (training once a week).