Centre for Children with Learning Difficulties was established in the year 1999.
Approximately 15-20 % of school going children is estimated to have learning problems. Out of which, 6 % of school-aged students are identified as severely learning disabled. No statistics available regarding the prevalence in India.
Objectives: Keeping this in view Sweekaar initiated the services for children with learning difficulties with the following objectives:
- To screen the children with learning difficulties as early as possible
- To conduct detailed grade level assessment to find out the level at which the school going children are performing in reading, writing and maths
- To assess the specific problems in reading, writing and maths
- To provide remedial education techniques so that the children can improve in academic performance
- To conduct an ongoing evaluation and guide the students for examination with available exemptions
The target group: The school going children who have learning difficulties.
The term learning difficulties is a general term used for anyone who has learning problems. The categories of children who have learning problems are:
- The children with specific learning disability
- The children with mild mental retardation
- The children with Borderline intelligence:
- Slow learners
- The children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
So far about 155 children with learning problems are screened and assessed by the Multidisciplinary team. 36 children were given remedial education in the year 2016-17.