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Our Post Graduate Diploma in Special Education training leads to advancement in techniques that value a combination of management, teaching and interpersonal skills for handling children with special needs. Training is offered to prepare students to handle and manage children with special needs, particularly learning problems, difficulties and disabilities.

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE:

After finishing the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the persons with special needs.
  • Apply the skills to manage the children with special needs.
  • Prepare specialized teaching aids and adopt appropriate teaching techniques to teach children with special needs.
  • Create awareness and sensitize community regarding children with special needs.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Postgraduates, graduates from any recognized University.
  • Parents of special children if they meet the eligibility criterion.
  • Qualified teachers at any level, counsellors, social workers.

DURATION:

The course duration is one academic year

COURSE TIMING:

Any three days in a week usually Monday, Wednesday and Friday
3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Saturdays – Workshop/ Seminar.
INTERNSHIP– Monday to Friday in the morning session.

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION & EXAMINATION:

English

FACULTY:

The faculty comprises of highly qualified experts and professionals from the field of Education, Special Education, Psychiatry, Social Work, Psychology and Medical fraternity.

SYLLABUS:

The PGDSE program consists of a balance of theory and practical distributed throughout the two semesters in the academic year.

PART A - THEORY

PAPER I - FOUNDATIONS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

This paper helps the students to understand the definition, objectives, goals of special education along with integrated /inclusive education. It gives them an understanding of the several types of special children like, slow learners, gifted children, children with behaviour disorders to name a few.

PAPER II - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY:

This paper gives an insight about the growth and development and the various aspects of development from childhood to adulthood.

PAPER III - EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY:

Paper III gives students the knowledge about the meaning, definition and scope of educational psychology, process, and case study.

PAPER IV - PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND ASSESSMENT:

Paper IV focusses on the meaning, types and areas of assessment, the different tools and methods used, understanding of different psychological tests, educational tests. Students will learn how to diagnose between specific learning disability and slow learners. Understanding test reports and report writing is also an important part of this paper.

PAPER V - REMEDIAL/ENHANCEMENT EDUCATION:

Paper V throws light on the meaning/ definition/ need and scope of remedial education; its importance and different methods of remediation. This paper provides information about management of individual with special needs and the numerous services available.

PAPER VI - GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING:

Paper VI discusses about the importance of guidance and counselling along with educational guidance.

PART B - PRACTICUM:

Our Practicum involves an array of interesting activities ranging from practice teaching, presentations, making teaching aids, remedial kits, manuals and folders, attending workshops/ seminars to role plays and case studies. The practicum also involves a minor research project that needs to be presented by the students.

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