Physiotherapy Needs Unmet in Special Schools

Overburdened therapists under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan are  unable to provide physiotherapy sessions to special children while others quit jobs due to low payments. Mahesh Kumar, a specially-abled student spreads out colorful money notes to explain the concept of cash to his friends. One of them, trying to understand turned the notes upside down, with trembling […]

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More work and low pay: special educators face uncertain future

Special educators in schools employed under contracts are overburdened with work due to delay in recruitment of trained teachers. Fewer special educators are willing to teach in mainstream schools because the contracts they are issued are not attractive enough. This has reduced the opportunities for inclusivity in these schools. The number of special educators in […]

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Suspended therapy sessions leave children with special needs stranded

Some special schools have not opened yet. Online education is mostly ineffective for special schools, as they need in-person therapies and activities. Education of children with special needs has been significantly affected as essential activities like speech therapy and physiotherapy stopped when schools were shut. This has affected their growth, said schools and experts. While […]

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Public play grounds not for all

Physically-challenged children have been left without play spaces due to lack of disabled-friendly infrastructure in city parks. Disabled children are shut out of play grounds in the city due to lack of inclusive infrastructure such as ramps and handrails. The government is yet to build these spaces as recommended in the Bengaluru Smart City proposal. […]

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