India/July 28, 2023/By: India Today Education Desk/Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/
As educators, it is our responsibility to create inclusive learning environments that support the development and growth of every student.
The UNICEF data of 2023 states that 1 in 10 of all children worldwide have disabilities, with West and Central Africa and South Asia showing the highest numbers. Children with special needs are individuals who require additional support and accommodation due to physical, cognitive, emotional, or developmental challenges. However, these children with special needs also possess a diverse range of talents and abilities that deserve recognition and nurturing.
In this article, Dr. Amit Bhalla, Vice President of Manav Rachna Educational Institutions will discuss effective strategies and tips for teachers on how to cultivate and nurture the talents of children with special needs. By implementing these approaches, educators can help unlock the unique potential within each child, fostering a sense of accomplishment and self-worth.
UNDERSTANDING INDIVIDUAL NEEDS
Creating a nurturing and empowering educational environment for children with special needs requires a deep understanding of their individual needs and acknowledgment of their diverse abilities. The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act (RPWD, 2016) incorporates curriculum modifications tailored to the requirements of children with special needs.
Teachers should adapt their teaching techniques and materials to accommodate different learning styles while collaborating with parents and specialists to gain valuable insights into each child’s specific needs.
CREATING AN INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT