Andhra Pradesh develops Telugu app to detect learning disabilities

The government of Andhra Pradesh Government in partnership with the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development will establish a center of excellence for children with learning disabilities. This will also be a gaming for e-learning hub.

This will be the first such center in India as well as the Asia-Pacific region.

A Telugu app to screen students for learning disabilities has also been developed by the state government that has been tested and the government plans to work with a number of schools to screen students at a very early age to see if they are dyslexic or have any other difficulty. This app will be launched in January 2018.

To begin with the government will work with 200 schools. Teachers will be trained first and the center will also have a team of child psychologists.

The gaming hub for e-learning will be a center of excellence as well. The government will work with institutes like the IITs and the IIMs.