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Diploma in Learning Disability

Enabling Teachers to work with Children with Learning Disability in their Schools and Classrooms.

Introduction

About 5 to 15 per cent of children in classrooms in India have a learning disability. Policies mandate that all children need to be part of the regular school system, irrespective of their learning needs. But due to lack of awareness and poor implementation, of the policies, children with disabilities are often forced to drop out of school.

Teacher preparedness is critical for ensuring that children with learning disability become a part of an inclusive school system. Teachers need to understand the nature and characteristics of the condition as well as possess the e necessary knowledge to adapt the curriculum and modify teaching strategies to help the children cope with the demands of a regular school curriculum and become lifelong autonomous learners. This requires the creation of a collaborative and inclusive school environment where teachers, parents, school administrators and the community work together in making education meaningful and enriching for every child in the classroom.

What we offer

The diploma is designed for school teachers and school functionaries to understand learning disability as a condition, and develop skills for identification, assessment and application of evidence-based teaching methods in inclusive classrooms.

Our 12-month programme to be offered in blended’ mode comprises online classes as well as in-person interaction. The programme includes four certificate programmes of 12 weeks duration each.
On successfully completing the programme, you will be awarded a diploma. Each certificate programme can also be taken individually, leading to the award of a certificate.

Our objectives

Our diploma aims to:

  • Deepen the understanding of teachers about the nature and needs of students with learning disability and related conditions in classrooms.
  • Provide knowledge about the processes of curriculum adaptation, assessment and educational programme planning for students with learning disability.
  • Enhance teachers’ ability to apply research-based teaching methods for children with learning disabilities in regular school classrooms.
  • Develop competencies needed to function as effective inclusive school teachers.

This diploma is open to practicing regular school teachers, special educators, counsellors and school heads working in private and public school systems in India.

You can apply if:
  • You have an undergraduate degree in any discipline (this is preferred).
  • You have working knowledge of English (reading, writing, and speaking).
  • You have minimum two years of teaching experience.

Step 1

Submit your online application form with statement of purpose

Step 2

Personal Interview (conducted online)

Fees

Diploma Programme

The total fees are INR 35,400 (including GST)

Before commencement of first certificate programme: INR 17,700

Before commencement of third certificate programme: INR 17,700

Certificate programme

The total fees are INR 10,030 (including GST)

Before the commencement of the programme: INR 10, 030* (including GST)

*No refund

Note: GST rates are in line with Government guidelines and are subject to change.

Programme Calendar

Certificate ProgrammeStart date of the programmeFace to face interaction*
Understanding Learning Disability4 Oct 21 — 8 Jan 2229 Nov 21 — 4 Dec 21
Learning Disability: Identification and Assessment25 Feb 22 — 14 Mar 2218 Apr 22 — 23 Apr 22
Learning Disability: Teaching Methods and Strategies30 May 22 — 20 Aug 2211 Jul 22 — 16 Jul 22
Inclusive Education for Children with LD05 Sep 22 — 26 Nov 2210 Oct 22 — 15 Oct 22

*Some changes in the face to face interaction mode will be may be inevitable due to the pandemic situation

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Course structure

Pedagogy

The programmes is offered in blended mode

Online

This includes synchronous and asynchronous interactions. In the direct interaction in the online mode, there will be lectures, group work, workshops, presentations for assessment and classroom discussions. Asynchronous interactions include the sharing of readings, participation in discussion forums, audio/​video materials, and work on individual assignments.

Face to Face interaction

This section will be held in Azim Premji University campus at Bangalore. This includes six days of block teaching once during the twelve week period for each certificate programme. This includes direct lectures, workshops and supervision of practicum and field work.

Over 12 weeks, this certificate programme will have 11 week of online learning combined with 1 weeks of in-person class work.

Over 12 weeks, this certificate programme will have 11 week of online learning combined with 1 weeks of in-person class work.

Over 12 weeks, this certificate programme will have 11 week of online learning combined with 1 weeks of in-person class work.

Over 12 weeks, this certificate programme will have 11 week of online learning combined with 1 weeks of in-person class work.

Total 24 credits