With the Central and State Governments laying greater emphasis on education of Children with Special Needs (CSN), the Education Department is making efforts to reach out to such children at their homes and ensure barrier-free access to schools. This forms a crucial component of `Inclusive Education’ concept that gained prominence after the Right to Education Act came into force early last year.
Accordingly, 114 Inclusive Education Resource Teachers (IERT) are being appointed in the district to meet the education needs of CSN in 57 mandals. The IERT who possess a degree (B.Ed) in special education obtained from Thakur Hari Prasad Institute of Research & Rehabilitation for the Mentally Handicapped, Hyderabad, will impart education to CSN with logistical support extended by Rajiv Vidya Mission (RVM).
CSN are those suffering from various forms of physical and psychiatric disorders which require special care both at home and schools. Keeping their fundamental Right to Education in mind, the Governments have come up with the program of fulfilling their education needs through the IERT and creating disabled-friendly facilities in the schools.
The benefit of the program is that the IERT involve the parents also in educating their children at their homes. In this way the CSN are kept engaged in informal education during leisure also.
Besides, special medical camps are conducted at regular intervals to assess the children’s health condition and get the needy ones treated in hospitals. The RVM has got a coordinator who tracks the program implementation in collaboration with the departments concerned.
Work on construction of ramps in schools to provide easy access to CSN is in progress. The basic tenet of the program is that no child irrespective of the type and degree of disability should be left out of the education system.
CSN are those suffering from forms of physical and psychiatric disorders which need special care Work on construction of ramps in schools to provide easy access to CSN is in progress
CSN are those suffering from forms of physical and psychiatric disorders which need special care
Work on construction of ramps in schools to provide easy access to CSN is in progress