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Specialised Course on Learning Disability , ADHD and Remediation

Course Details:

  • Course duration is 3 months (extendable by 1 months)
  • Comprises of expert videos, written content, assignments and reading references
  • Final Assessment (20 Questions - 30 minutes)
  • E- Certificate at end of course.

Course Audience: 

For Teachers, Special Educators, Counsellors, Mental health professionals

Course Objective:

The learner will gain insights into the areas of Learning Disabilities and Attention Defecit Hyperactivity Disorder & its manifestations in and out of the classroom; will learn effective strategies on how to work through practical strategies imparted and an understanding of the effects of medication, various therapies, behaviour modification, the role of various diets; making  these effective and applicable towards a positive outcome for your student.

Curriculum:

MODULE 1 - LEARNING DISABILITIES                    

1Introduction to Learning Disability        

1.1 Learning Disabilities versus Learning Difficulties

1.2 Definitions (according to DSM V, ICD 10 and the Federal definition)

1.3 Classification: Types of LD

1.4 Prevalence/Incidence (Global and Local)

1.5 Etiology

2.Dyslexia & Dysgraphia

2.1 Understanding Dyslexia

2.2 Characteristics of Dyslexia in Pre-Primary and Primary Sections

2.3 Characteristics of Dyslexia in Middle school and Secondary Sections

2.4 Understanding Dysgraphia

2.5 Characteristics of Dysgraphia in Pre-Primary and Primary Sections

2.6 Characteristics of Dysgraphia in Middle school and Secondary Sections

2.7 Classroom Strategies for Dyslexia and Dysgraphia

3.Dyscalculia and Other Comorbidities  

3.1 Understanding Dyscalculia

3.2 Characteristics of Dyscalculia in Pre-Primary and Primary Sections

3.3 Characteristics of Dyscalculia in Middle school and Secondary Sections

3.4 Classroom Strategies for students with Dyscalculia

3.5 Comorbid Disabilities with LD

3.6 Importance of Early identification

3.7 Summary

4.Types of Assessments and Exam Support         

4.1 Types of Assessments for Learning Disabilities

4.2 Procedure to get a formal assessment

4.3 Professionals who a child diagnosed with LD may need

4.4 Examination Support provided by various educational boards in India

5.Social Implications     

5.1 Understand the Social Implications

5.2 Can a child with Learning Disability be included?

5.3 The Path Ahead

6.Teacher Involvement 

6.1 Importance of teacher involvement

MODULE 2 - ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVE DISORDER                         

1.Understanding ADHD

1.1 Definition of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

1.2 The History & Prevalence of ADHD (Global & Local Incidence)

1.3 The Biochemical Interplay in this Disorder

2.Early Intervention & everything a teacher can do!        

2.1 Early identification and assessment of this disorder

2.2 Implementing several strategies that can empower teachers. All that a teacher can do!

2.3 Learning about specific interventions and opportunities

2.4 Alterations and modifications in classroom set up to overcome the classroom barriers

3.Comprehending the Executive Functioning & Effective Strategies          

3.1 What do you understand by Executive Functioning?

3.2 The importance of Working Memory in ADHD

3.3 Behaviour Modification/Behavioural Therapy as a strategy

3.4 Other Treatment Approaches

4.Delving into social issues and government policies       

4.1 Social attitude towards ADHD

4.2 Government policies: The Rights of Persons with Disability

4.3 Parental awareness and involvement as a crucial step

4.4 Examination Concessions

MODULE 3 - LANGUAGE AND MATH REMEDIATION                    

1.Language Remediation (Reading and Spelling Remediation)     

1.1 What is Reading?

1.2 Phonetic Awareness

1.3 Phonics

1.4 Fluency

1.5 Spelling Rules

2.Language Remediation (Receptive Language)  

2.1 Vocabulary

2.2 Comprehension

3.Language Remediation (Expressive language) 

3.1 Prewriting Skill

3.2 Handwriting Skill

3.3 Grammar

3.4 Creative writing

4.Math Remediation     

4.1 Pre-Math Concepts

4.2 Number Sense, Quantification, Estimation

4.3 Operations and Quick Math Strategies

4.4 Fractions and Decimals

4.5 Abstract Concepts (Algebra/Geometry)

4.6 Functional Math

5.Study and Exam Skills Intervention      

5.1 Study Skills

5.2 Exam Skills

6.Perception     

6.1 Domains of Auditory Perception

6.2 Domains of Visual Perception

6.3 Overcoming hurdles in the area of Perception

7.Collaborative Interventions    

A) Occupational Therapy

7.1 Red Flags (pre-primary)

7.2 Red Flags (primary)

7.3 Red Flags (secondary)

B) Speech Therapy

7.1 Red Flags (pre-primary)

7.2 Red Flags (primary)

7.3 Red Flags (secondary)

MODULE 4 - INDIVIDUALISED EDUCATION PLAN              

1.Introduction to Curriculum     

1.1 Understanding Curriculum

1.2 Types of Curriculum

1.3 Development of a Curriculum

2.Assessment   

2.1 What is an assessment?

2.2 Assessment Tools & Techniques

2.3 Purposes of Assessment

3.Individualised Education Plan 

3.1What is an IEP

3.2 Objectives of an IEP

3.3 Components of an IEP

3.4 Format of an IEP

3.5 Role of parents in IEP process

                            

Key Takeaways:

  • In-depth insight into LD & ADHD
  • Application of the material to impart effective teaching of children with LD & ADHD
  • Effective & practical techniques involved in remediation
  • Making your teaching effective and applicable to these children

Contact us for more details at: 

+91 8591278195

+91 8104213955

About the Faculty

M.Ed and Special Educator with an experience of over 30 years . She is currently working as a special Educator in King Edward Memorial Hospital –department of Pediatrics . She has designed a curriculum Based Assessment for LD for Primary as well as secondary school which is widely used .

Rukshana Sholapurwala

Master of Occupational Therapy . Practicing Occupational therapist at Lokmanya Tilak Memorial General Hospital with 13 years of experience . Faculty in Occupational Therapy and core committee member of Autism Intervention Centre at LTMMC, Mumbai He also practices at Tender Touch Therapy in Nerul, Navi Mumbai .

Dr Sushant Sarang

M.Ed in Special Education (LD), Post graduate diploma in Counselling Psychology. Internationally licensed Brain Gym®, Touch for Health ® and Movement Based Learning TM. Instructor and Consultant. Learning Specialist for Audiblox, Handwriting without Tears and FIE program. C0-Founder of Leap Ahead Assessment and Learning Centre as well as Learn Studio LLP.

Minaz Ajani

MBBS, MD- Psychiatry with 24 years of experience . Practicing Psychiatrist at Lokmanya Tilak Memorial General Hospital , Mumbai .He has won the Spirit of Mumbai Award for Disaster Management

Dr Nilesh Shah

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Mentor for Fellowship Program At the Other Song –Maharashtra University of health Sciences .25 years of strong background in Homeopathic Practice, treating children with ADD/HD successfully. Extensive experience in bridging technology and behavioural science

Dr Dhaval Mody

Special Educator , Educational Therapist , Visiting Faculty at Department of Special Education SNDT university since Aug 2015. Certified practitioner in Arts based Therapy (ABT), Sensory Enrichment Therapy (SET), Handwriting without Tears (HWT), Jolly Phonics. She is also trained in therapeutic interventions like Brain Gym, Touch for Health, Aquatics, MNRI etc.

Betty Abraham

Clinical Psychologist and Remedial Educator with 20 years of experience in remediation of children across various difficulties and has been part of an inclusive set up for ten years. She is an English Language expert with a vast experience of using Sound in Syllables methodology in her teaching . Co-founder of Leap Ahead Assessment and Learning Centre as well as Learn Studio LLP.

Aysel Engineer

MA in Counselling Psychology,B.Ed in Special Education-Learning Disability. Working as a Special Educator for 14 years, Mansi has worked at Prafulta and Beacon High in Mumbai. Presently in Pune she is working at The Orchid School as a Special Educator. She is also a Content writer for online teacher training courses. She has been awarded Best Subject Teacher twice at The Orchid School and is a recipient National Teacher Awardee (Special Educator) by CED Foundation Trust.

Mansi Chandorkar