25 June 2018,
A teacher training workshop on LEARNING DISABILITIES: IDENTIFICATION AND REMEDIATION
-Ms. Hemanya Thouti

It is rightly said- “There are no failures, just discoveries.” A training program was conducted for the staff of the Salesian schools of the Mumbai Province by Fr. Ajoy Fernandes sdb on 22nd June, 2018 at Don Bosco Provincial House, Matunga, Mumbai. Our school was represented by four staff members from the Secondary, Primary and the Kg sections. The aim of this workshop was to help the teachers identify the children with different LEARNING DISABILITIES (such as Slow learner, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia etc.) making appropriate referrals, following up on provisions for each child and imparting Remedial Education to small groups of children.
Fr. Ajoy emphasized that a symptom can have many causes. And teachers need to find out the correct cause and provide appropriate intervention which will regulate the child’s energy to reduce his problem to some extent. Growth is never by mere chance, it is the result of forces working together and it’s important to collaborate with parents. This training helped us understand our role to help parents to recognize, appreciate and support the child’s progress.
Our journey as teachers is never ending. It is our endeavor to forge ahead with enthusiasm and dedication to help the child’s development. This training helped the teachers to refocus and redirect their energies in particular towards the students with learning disabilities.