Inclusion of Students with Specific Learning Disabilities

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Online Training on

“Inclusion of Students with Specific Learning Disabilitiess”

National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 emphasises on "Equitable and Inclusion: Learning for All” in lines with the Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act (RPWD) 2016. The RPWD Act 2016 recognizes Specific Learning disabilities (SLD) is an umbrella term that indicates a number of difficulties faced by a person that may affect the acquisition, organization, retention, understanding, cognition or use of verbal or nonverbal information. Typically, children with learning disabilities will experience difficulty coping with school work in spite of their best efforts. SLD may interfere with one or more of the following:

1. Expression in Oral language (e.g. listening, speaking, understanding etc.);
2. Reading (e.g. decoding, phonetic knowledge, word recognition, comprehension etc.);
3. Written language (e.g. spelling and written expression etc.); and
4. Mathematics (e.g. number estimation, computation, problem solving etc.);
5. Organization (e.g. sorting, categorization etc.);
6. Social Skills (e.g. communication, collaboration etc.)

Dyslexia is a specific learning disorder. It is characterized by difficulties faced by persons with dyslexia in reading, writing, vocabulary, poor spelling and decoding skills, issues with precise and/or fluent word identification, and tasks that require hand-eye coordination. It is the result of a specific difficulty in processing phonological information. People with dyslexia may struggle with recognizing and decoding letters, which can lead to difficulties in connecting sounds to written words. This can manifest in various ways, such as letter reversals, difficulties with word recognition, and challenges with fluent reading. It's crucial to understand that dyslexia do not indicate a lack of intelligence or potential. Many individuals with dyslexia possess unique strengths in areas such as problem-solving, creativity, and visual thinking. With the right support, strategies, and interventions, individuals with dyslexia can thrive academically and lead successful, fulfilling lives.

In this regard, the Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET) and NCERT have planned five days online training on inclusion of students with learning disabilities including dyslexia to observe dyslexia awareness week from October 16th to October 20th, 2023. These sessions will be telecasted live on DTH TV channels for classes 1 to 12 under the PM VIDYA and Jio TV apps, with a simulcast on NCERT’s official YouTube channel from noon to 12:30 pm. The sessions would be bilingual (Hindi and English), accompanied by an Indian Sign Language Interpreter (ISL).The aim is to promote inclusivity, access to education, and awareness regarding the implementation of effective strategies to support individuals with dyslexia in their learning endeavors. The key takeaway is “each stakeholder in the child's ecosystem plays a vital role in their development”. Consequently, the impact of interventions for children with specific learning disabilities including dyslexia can be maximized only if all stakeholders work harmoniously towards a common goal.


After completion of the training series, the learner will be able to:

● To promote equitable and inclusive education as envisaged by the NEP 2020.
● To spread awareness about understanding of what SLD with special focus on
Dyslexia, among students, teachers, teacher educators, and school administrators and
how we can support children with SLD in an inclusive classroom set-up.
● To enhance capacity for implementation of effective strategies to support individuals
with dyslexia in their learning endeavors.

Who Can Participate?

Students, Teachers, Teacher Educators, Parents, Administrators, General Public. Any
body and every one interested in learning about SLD

Program Schedule
Day & Date Themes Speakers
Day 1: Monday
16 October 2023
Understanding Specific Learning Disabilities and Experience Sharing of students with SLDs Mr. Sanjay Krishnan,
Learning Disability. Innovator 3 rd Year Polytechnic Engineering Student studying Mechatronics

Ms. Nitya Rathi,
Learning Disability, Grade 10 Student, Dancer, Disability Rights Activist & Author
Day 2: Tuesday
17 October 2023
Teacher’s role in Identification and Screening Dr. Nandini Chatterjee Singh,
Senior National Program Officer at UNESCO MGIEP

Dr. Bharti Kaushik,
Associate Professor MPD, CIET NCERT
Day 3: Wednesday
18 October 2023
Remedial Support and Accommodations Dr. Geet Oberoi,
ORKIDS, New Delhi

Ms.Masarrat Khan,
Maharashtra Dyslexia Association
Day 4: Thursday
19 October 2023
Inclusive Teaching Ms. Sony Gill-
Coordinator – Early Intervention, Bethany Society, Shillong

Ms Lakshmi Krishnakumar,
Sankalp Foundation
Day 5: Friday
20 October 2023
Accessible Assessments Ms. Anuradha Joshi,
Principal – Sardar Patel Vidyalaya

Ms. Snigdha Pattajoshi,
Vasant Valley School
How To Participate?

Step 1: Registration : Register yourself by clicking the link :-

Step 2: Watch live training sessions: 
Participants have to attend training sessions, which will be live-streamed on NCERT Official YouTube channel - from October 16 - 20, 2023 at 12 : noon- to 12:30 pm (Monday to Friday). The session will also be telecasted live on the following:

  • PM eVIDYA channels #1-12
  • Jio TV mobile app

If you have missed the live Sessions, you can watch the recording on the playlist-

Step: 3 Participation in Post-Session Activity and Certification: Participate in the post session quiz, score 70% & above to get a certificate.

Post-Session Quiz Link -

Assessment Opening Date: 20 October 2023 by 6 pm
Assessment Closing Date: 09 November 2023 by 6 pm

Participants are allowed to attempt the quiz only once and those scoring 70% and above in the quiz will receive a certificate of participation in their registered mail ID within 30 days of taking the post session quiz (Check in SPAM Mail if not found in the Inbox). Queries related to non-issue of certificate will be entertained only after 30 days from the date of opening the post-session assessment (i.e 09 December, 2023). Response will be provided only to the mails sent to the mail ID

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