Now, any trainer can learn to work with dyslexic youngsters by way of on-line course on IIT Madras portal- Edexlive



This picture is for representational objective This on-line portal was launched to assist lecturers perceive the necessity to assist dyslexic youngsters

Hit film of the yr 2007, Taare Zameen Par simply broadened minds and views on the mysteries of dyslexia. What that film did not fail to spotlight was additionally how troublesome it’s to determine dyslexia in a baby. Effectively, all due to Aamir Khans’s character Ram Shankar poor little Ishaan (Darsheel Safary) had his days of redemption from torture. 


Launch time: Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras, launched the course on the campus


Now, flipping again to actuality do you know that round 10 per cent of the kids in India are deemed to be dyslexic? Shocked? What’s worse is that it’s not recognised proper off the bat and most of the people nonetheless stay unaware of this situation of their youngsters. Whereas most of us learn these statistics and proceed on with our day-to-day lives, some individuals determined to take it upon themselves to result in consciousness and make a distinction one baby and one trainer at a time.


Madras Dyslexia Affiliation has launched a free on-line programme, e-Shikshanam, to coach major college lecturers on offering remedial assist to youngsters with particular studying difficulties. The programme has been launched together with IIT Madras on their on-line studying portal NPTEL – which suggests any trainer, wherever in India can use it and get licensed. 


The target is to coach lecturers and different stakeholders to identify, diagnose and assist youngsters with dyslexia, “e-Shikshanam was earlier a face-to-face programme, with a complete lot of lecturers and we realised that for an organisation like ours transferring locations and conducting workshops at varied faculties was extra time consuming and never possible. So for the sake of a wider attain, we determined to collaborate with IIT Madras and compress our content material and make it accessible to lecturers throughout the nation within the type of a web-based module. That is open to any trainer at any nook and nook of the nation and is extra of a web-based certification course,” says D Chandrasekhar, President, Madras Dyslexia Affiliation.


For many of us, a face-to-face dialogue would sound extra interesting than sitting in entrance of a pc proper? So how will this on-line portal be welcome by the lecturers you ask? “Effectively initially this on-line portal is to comfort lecturers in order that they’ll take the course of their free time. Secondly, it is freed from price. Third, it has each trainer’s greatest curiosity in thoughts particularly when the video content material is created with workout routines on the finish of each session. These classes deal with mainstream lecturers who train on the major college degree. Every trainer is taught learn how to determine dyslexia and the way they go about patiently coping with youngsters who present signs of dyslexia,” says Mala Raju, the venture chief of e-Shikshanam.


Madras Dyslexia Affiliation partnered with NPTEL and IIT Madras with a view to compress 27 years price of content material and data within the type of movies for lecturers to study from, “We initially did not know the place and the way we have been going to go about recording audios and movies for our content material. However being an IIT alumna I used to be capable of get permission from IIT Madras director Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi on having the ability to entry their studio and he graciously gave it to us with out incurring any price. Now with that assist, we created content material for 7 classes that can occur over a span of seven weeks for lecturers on dyslexia,” provides Chandrashekar.


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