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All ICSE schools told to detect learning disabilities

MUMBAI: Schools affiliated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations in the country will have to detect learning disabilities among their students and take suitable pedagogical and other measures to overcome them.

 

Bombay high court had in May directed schools to screen children for learning disabilities (LD) from age nine, while they are still in primary school. The order was to ensure detection of specific learning disabilities at the earliest to enable parents and teachers to take remedial steps. The HC order came on a PIL filed by city psychiatrist, Dr Harish Shetty.

 

Mentioning the HC order in its circular to schools, CISCE said all schools were requested to abide by the Right of Persons with Disability Act, 2016.

 

The council has, apart from infrastructure needs and detection, told its schools to provide support to maximize academic and social development to achieve inclusion, monitor participation and progress in the classrooms and provide equal opportunities for sports and recreation of students with disabilities.

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