English lan­guage en­hance­ment pro­gram at IISM

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To en­cour­age the ever hos­pitable cur­ricu­lum of in­clu­sive ed­u­ca­tion pro­posed by CBSE, In­dia In­ter­na­tional School Man­gaf (IISM) ju­nior sec­tion or­ga­nized an ori­en­ta­tion pro­gram for par­ents on English Lan­guage Skills re­cently. The pro­gram was headed by Dr Ru­miya, clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gist, Soor Cen­tre.

Based on the thought that real ed­u­ca­tion is in pre­par­ing one­self for qual­ity life, not life­style, par­ents were heart­ened to un­der­stand and ac­cept chil­dren with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties es­pe­cially in English Lan­guage, the medium of in­struc­tion.

Dif­fi­culty in Lis­ten­ing, Speak­ing, Read­ing and Writ­ing skills were ad­dressed in terms of dys­lexia, dys­graphia, ADHD and dys­praxia. Co-mor­bid­ity, a con­cept map com­pris­ing of as­pects of pos­si­ble con­tri­bu­tion for learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties showed clar­ity on what to ex­pect for par­ents. Phono­log­i­cal dis­crim­i­na­tion, at­ten­tion and re­ten­tion, font, vowel com­bi­na­tions, word re­ver­sal, lack of men­tal in­ter­pre­ta­tion, dis­or­ga­nized syn­tax, spelling deficit, spac­ing, fine mo­tor dis­abil­ity, dex­ter­ity, speed and leg­i­bil­ity-let­ter and word for­ma­tion were dis­cussed in de­tail.

Early iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and in­fer­ence was said to be key steps for re­me­dial mea­sures. As­sess­ments, en­vi­ron­ment, nu­tri­tion and emo­tional sup­port were ar­eas for which help was of­fered. Study tips on boost­ing neuro ca­pac­ity, time man­age­ment and plan­ning with as­sertive par­ent­ing were stressed. Teach­ers, coun­selors and school au­thor­i­ties’ role were high­lighted.

As per CBSE guid­ance, ‘Ac­com­mo­da­tions’ would be an op­tion at IISM for stu­dents with clin­i­cal as­sess­ments by autho­rized per­sonal in ex­treme cases. A good turnout of par­ents only proved their ac­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion for the bet­ter­ment in ex­pres­sion with lan­guage skills of their wards.

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