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Is your child a tech-freak? Think!

Hello friends, I would like to start today’s talk with a simple question- How many of you have children who can play games on the IPad to perfection and can work your mobile phone with great dexterity? May I have a show of hands? Quite a number! How many of […]

Dyslexia-free schools?

When I first returned from Europe in 2005 to teach children with learning disability, I started making the rounds of many schools to find work. To my utter surprise, some schools said that they did not have any learning -disabled children in their school. Baffled, I had no choice but […]

The Blue Schools?

The word blue besides the colour it represents has many other connotations. If you are blue-blooded, you are a lofty royal, if you watch blue movies, it is not exactly decent but if you are feeling blue, you are sad, dejected and not happy at all. So can we name […]

Inspiring Tales from a Small Town!

I have been travelling far from the urban jungle of Bangalore to a small town in Uttar Pradesh known more for its beauteous resident Umrao Jaan and its proximity to Ayodha the home of the Gods. On work. When I was first requested to visit this tiny place to create […]

Learning Cocktail

Bartenders today are a popular lot. Most people throng to bars, which offer innovative drinks with interesting twists and names like Singapore Sling or Sex on the Beach – names, which make people sit up! On a similar plane learning too is like a perfect cocktail, a mix of the […]

The Role of the Learning Disability Professional

When the child’s school fails to support him the situation has reversed. While the school has failed the child, it is the school that has failed in its endeavour to provide a sound education of the child. As learning disability teachers, we provide much needed support to the child in […]

Summer Woes

While summer sets us into a spontaneous and tranquil frame of mind in terms of our routines which become flexible, it also causes a lot of heat in our minds during this period.! Along with the sizzling temperatures, we also are party to a lot of decisions regarding many of […]

The Summer Learning

Summer holidays are a fun way to learn. For a change, everyone puts away their routines and just learn without tension and strict structure! Our annual Learning Skills Camp happened in the garden under a tent with lots of fans whirring happily to keep the 15 strong team going! The […]

Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a combination of strengths and weaknesses which can affect the learning process in reading, spelling, writing skills and numeracy. Short-term memory deficit, poor sequencing skills and slow speed of processing can hinder the child’s attainments in reading and writing. These skills hinder the child’s performance in the classroom, […]