The Diploma in Education - Special Education is formulated to prepare special teachers for children with the disabilities specializing in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) which includes, besides Intellectual Disability (ID), Specific Learning Disability (SLD) Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) is a statutory body functioning under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) (DEPwD), of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (MSJ&E), Govt. of India. RCI has the mandate for human resource development to facilitate rehabilitation of persons with disabilities. Established as a registered society in 1986, RCI was accorded a legal status as ‘The RCI Act’ 1992. The Act has been amended in 2000 to enhance the professional development programs in the field.
The Diploma in Education - Special Education is formulated to prepare special teachers for children with the disabilities specializing in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) which includes, besides Intellectual Disability (ID), Specific Learning Disability (SLD) Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The special teacher can work in varying settings such as early intervention centers, preschools and elementary schools. These centers or schools may be special or inclusive in nature. The course also would prepare the teachers in a such way so that they can provide home training or in the blended learning form if the need arises.
The Program of D.Ed in Special Education (IDD) is developed with following objectives:
The D.Ed in Special Education (IDD) program will especially help the student trainees develop following competencies:
Skill based competencies:
It is envisaged that such a programme would widen the horizon for the teacher trainee on completion of the course, to teach in special schools, regular inclusive schools at elementary level, work in early intervention and preschool set up or undertake home based teaching to support those with high support needs. In all such settings, the trainees who have successfully completed the programme can practice online and blended teaching too with confidence.
It is comprised of theory, practice teaching and practical courses.The Diploma in Education- Special Education (IDD) programme consists of 5 Common Courses and 7 Specialization Courses pertaining to the education of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities i.e., ASD and SLD. The programme is organized in such a manner that the content on the disabilities (ASD, ID and SLD) are spirally integrated in all courses as per requirement to prepare a cadre of special educators who develop competencies to meet their educational needs.
Each theory course has a total of 75 hours for curriculum transaction. The total weightage for each course in terms of marks will be 75, 40 percent internal and 60 percent external. In terms of credit, the entire program is prepared for 120 credits divided into two parts; theory- 60 credits and practical-60 credits. For curriculum transaction, each credit will be equal to 15 hours for theory and 25 hours for practical.
The duration of the programme will be two years (four semesters). Each semester will have at least 225 hours of theory papers (75 hours /paper) and 375 hours of practical. On completion of four semesters, the total theory hours would be 900 hours and practical would be 1500 hours. Details are given in a Table on course structure at 16.0.
Students who have passed 10+2 or equivalent with 50% of marks in any stream are eligible forthe course. However, there shall be 5 percent relaxation in the percentage of marks (45%) in case the candidate belongs to SC/ST or PwD categories.
The medium of instruction will be English / Hindi / Regional or state specific language.
Academician with more than 25 years of teaching and research experience in biological sciences.
K.S.VijayalekshmyAmma has more than 13 years of experience in the field of ASD,ADHD,and LD.
Her area of interest include
15 years of experience in the field of Special Education. Worked as SEN Coordinator, Teacher Trainer in U.A.E for 6 years. (New Indian Model School, Skills Centre for Persons with Disabilities, U.A.E)
Topic: Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder having additional disabilities through Musical Strength Specific Intervention.
An expert audiologist and speech-language pathologist with a proven track record and substantial years of experience in planning and administering speech language pathology measures, improvements and evaluations; has the ability to implement appropriate treatments; excellent project management skills with a proven capacity in utilizing support staff; has the willingness and initiative to participate in special projects, as designated.
Ms. Padmapriya has more than 10 years of professional experience in the field of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology. Her area of interest is childhood language disorders and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She has organized and coordinated various workshops and camps. She conducted many training programs for both parents and professionals. A well established and fully fledged speech and audio lab was constructed in NIPMR from a very small setup was under her guidance and supervision. As a member of multidisciplinary rehabilitation her contribution is well appreciated.
Kapil has 15 years of experience as physiotherapist and interested in rehabilitation of musculoskeletal, paediatric populations. He has passion in use of neuro technological advances to practice. His analytical thinking and his ability to connect with people makes him the best therapist. He is also a certified Aquatic therapist and Kinesio Taping practitioner.
Senior Physiotherapist at Thressima memorial hospital kalletumkara, Thrissur
Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam