Children with Developmental challenges

By Mrs.V.Kavitha Kiran   |   The English and Foreign Languages University (Host University)
Learners enrolled: 1993
Education is a powerful instrument of social change, and often initiates upward movement in the social structure. The goals of education are the same for all children provided that these goals are balanced and brought in harmony with the individual needs of each child. In order to truly teach these children, it is important  to  get a good grasp of what they are truly capable of achieving. Every child is different so it is needed to take the time to really study all of the information that is available so that the best direction to take the child's education can be given. Special education includes learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), communication disorders, emotional and behavioral disorders (such as ADHD), physical disabilities  (such as osteogenesis imperfecta, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, and Friedreich's ataxia), and developmental disabilities (such as autistic spectrum disorders including autism and Asperger syndrome and intellectual disability) and many other disabilities.  Students with these kinds of disabilities are likely to benefit from additional educational services such as different approaches to teaching, the use of technology, a specifically adapted teaching area, or a resource room.

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 09 Aug 2021
End Date : 31 Oct 2021
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 15 Sep 2021
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

Week 1                                                                                                                           Assignments 
         Introduction to Developmental Challenges in children
Hearing Impairment
Slow Learners     

Week 2                                                                                                                                Assignments 
                 Learning Disabilities
Cerebral Palsy  
                 Behaviour Disorders

Week 3                                                                                                                           Assignments
Down Syndrome
Visually Impaired    
         Speech and Language Disorders

Week 4                                                                                                                              Assignments 

                Physical Disabilities
                Welfare Organizations
Introduction to teaching special children

Week 5                                                                                                                           Assignments

Historical perspectives 
Learning theories
Visual impairment 

Week 6                                                                                                                           Assignments
                Hearing impairment 
Modes of teaching
Multiple disabilities

Week 7                                                                                                                              Assignments 
                Socio-emotional  behavioural difficulties
Barriers in inclusive education
                Introduction to special education

Week 8                                                                                                                           Assignments
Learn with spledcn. Needs
Shifting models of disability
Edcn. Provisions

Week 9                                                                                                                              Assignments
                O & M-Barriers to inclusive edcn.                                                                                                                          
                Guidelines for inclusive edcn.
        Curriculum adaptations

Week 10                                                                                                                            Assignments 
                Managing inclusive edcn
Recent initiatives in spledcn
Regular school teachers competencies

Books and references

  1. Advani, L. (2002). “Education: A Fundamental Right of Every Child Regardless of His/Her Special Needs”. Journal of Indian Education; Special Issue on Education of Learners with Special Needs. New Delhi: NCERT. 
  2. Alur, M. (2002). “Special Needs Policy in India”, in S. Hegarty and M. Alue (eds), Education and Children with Special Needs: From Segregation to Inclusion. New Delhi: Sage.
  3. Applebee, A. (1998). Curriculum and Conversation: Transforming Traditions of Teaching and Learning. Reviewed by B. Day and T. Yarbrough, Journal of Curriculum Studies, 30 (3): 357–74. 
  4. Balasubramanian, K. (2004). The Helping Hand (A Short Story about a Disabled Child). Hyderabad: Spark-India. Baquer, A. and A. Sharma (1997). Disability: Challenges vs. Responses. New Delhi: CAN

Instructor bio

Mrs.V.Kavitha Kiran

The English and Foreign Languages University (Host University)
Mrs.V.Kavitha Kiran, Scientist AICRP-Home Science-Child Development  Component PGRC, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agriculture University Rajendranagar.Self-driven, detail-oriented professional leveraging advanced analytical and research talents to excel. Good academic background and genuine interest in research and teaching. Multi-faceted,  efficient, and reliable. Presently teaching in the department of Human Development and Family Studies and working on Research Project Development and Validation of  Parenting Index
Qualification                 – B. Sc – Rural Home Science, ANGRAU,Hyd
                                          M. Sc – Human Development and Family Studies ANGRAU,Hyd
Experience                   – Assistant Professor in Department of Human Development and Family Studies – 
                                         February 2018 to Jan5th  2019 
                                         Scientist-AICRP-CD – Jan 5th till Date

Areas of experience      : Teaching in the department of Human Development and Family Studies
                                           Presently working on Research Project Development and Validation of  Parenting Index
Teaching Experience     :Teaching experience– 10 months as Assistant Professor   

                                          Taught undergraduate courses using ICT models and interactive session
                                          Assistance teacher in Post Graduate course
Research experience    : Currently working on Development and Validation of Parenting Index
                                          Counseling for families in crisis

Course certificate

30 per cent for in course Assessment And 70 Per cent for end term proctored exam

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