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Ministry of Education starts television course for students with disabilities

The Ministry of Education has initiated an online course titled ‘remedial instructions for primary school children with specific difficulties.’ This course intends to train the teachers and aid them in teaching differently-abled students during pandemic. The course will now be telecasted in the Ministry’s television channel Swayam Prabha.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has collaborated with the Madras Dyslexia Association (MDA) to develop this course. The course was initially offered in the SWAYAM portal. The course will be available on the channel till August 4. Students can view the schedule on the official website- swayamprabha.gov.in.

The official statement issued by the institute reads “This course is intended to help children with specific learning difficulties (Dyslexia). The gap between their potential and the actual performance is perhaps the only manifestation of the hidden, neurological condition-dyslexia.”

Every day the channel telecasts new content and is scheduled for 4 hours. This content is repeated during the day so that the students can view at their convenience. The channels also claim to have sufficient bandwidth to reach to all the possible locations.

The course has the following modules: introduction to dyslexia, child development, spelling, reading, writing, math, study skills, and multiple intelligence (MI).

Article insights

  • IIT-M in collaboration with MDA has launched an online course to help the students with disabilities.
  • The course is titled ‘remedial instructions for primary school children with specific difficulties.’
  • This is telecasted in the Ministry’s television channel Swayam Prabha.
  • Students can view the schedule on the official website- gov.in.
  • The course has the following modules: introduction to dyslexia, child development, spelling, reading, writing, math, study skills, and multiple intelligence (MI).

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