Approximately 15% of the world population, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), lives with a disability. In India alone, there are 27 million people with special needs (last survey conducted with a population of 1.2 billion). This means that about 2.2% of our population has special needs, of which around 4.6 million people are in the age group 10–19 years. The picture looks bleaker for 0–6yearolds, with approximately 2 million in these age group having special needs. They often have trouble with access to education.
However, with the Amendment in 2012 in the Right to Education (RTE) Act which granted explicit provisions for disabled children from ages 6–14 the right to a free and compulsory education has indeed help improve the plight of special education needs children in the country.
With this initiative by the government, along with some outstanding work by some NGOs has made it possible for special education needs children to receive the right to get basic education in the country. This has created a demand for trained special education teachers where schools are employing them for their inclusive classrooms, so that the special educators, shadow teachers are able to help a special child in his growth and development and receive the same education like any other child.
To help teachers enhance their knowledge on special education needs (SEN) education, ACT, the leader in teacher training and education, has introduced 3-day live online classes on ‘Supporting Diverse Learners in Inclusive Classrooms’. The compact learning sessions will be web-based wherein candidates can join in from the safety of their homes amidst the pandemic. The training will be quite interactive where the participants can engage with each other along with plenty of activities facilitated by the trainer/s. The 3-day long SEN Webinar sessions will touch upon pertinent topics which include understanding & identifying diversity in classrooms, common SEN learners (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, ID, ADHD, ADD, ASD, Impairments, EBD), IEP, Incorporating educational technology and adaptive learning tools and many more. The sessions also include assessments given by the trainer/s which help the participants get hands-on learning experience and enrich their knowledge by sharing them with their peers online.
The course is beneficial for:
On successful completion of the course, you can work as a :
Upcoming SEN Webinar Batch: Coming soon
SEN Courses by ACT provides an insight into the techniques to be employed in an inclusive classroom and while handling varied learners. Get familiar with the principles and methodologies of to teach children with learning difficulties and develop special skills to handle your learners deftly.
This is a very helpful course. It gives me more information and understanding in coping with children with special needs.
Experience was good . . . Looking forward to have a great future in this field with the knowledge gained from the course.
Asian College of Teachers offers a selected range of unique courses in Special Education, Autism, ADHD and Learning Disabilities for both aspiring and working teaching professionals interested in the field of SEN. Courses are offered in online mode and can be pursued from anywhere.
Blended Courses in Special Education are designed for those willing to step into the world of SEN and study in both a traditional setting and online mode. The blended course emphasizes ADHD, Autism, other learning disabilities, Down’s syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Asperger’s Syndrome.
ACT gave me the opportunity to truly understand the children with special needs. The lessons given in every module was truly helpful and useful for a teacher like me.