A workshop for special educators offers training on screening for learning disabilities

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) joined hands with the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable development (MGIEP) for a novel venture. They conducted a workshop for special educators in New Delhi.

This capacity building workshop helped in enhancing the skills of special educators. They can now identify and address students who have learning disabilities.

The project was titled Difference Learning Project. It helps teachers, special educators, psychological experts, and parents to identify or diagnose children with learning disabilities. It also trains them in how to meet their needs.

Participants were given classes in DALI (Dyslexia Assessment for Languages of India) as well. Currently, DALI is available in Hindi, Marathi, Kannada and English. It will soon be made available in Tamil, Telugu and Bengali.

The main aim of the workshop was to train special educators and psychologists to help children with learning disabilities. Organizers are gearing up to hold more of such workshops in other parts of India as well.

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