Mangaluru: Thank You Karnataka is a series of programmes organised to celebrate decennial year of News Karnataka and thus thank Kannadigas all over the globe for supporting the Spearhead Media Group to achieve this milestone.
One of the programmes under Thank You Karnataka series is Walk the Special Path, a show promoting sensitivity, awareness and most importantly, social inclusion of disabled children, which is aired on Monday.
The Guest of the eleventh episode held on Monday January 23 is Dr. Rosa Nimmy Mathew, Assistant Professor in Counselling at School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangaluru. The anchor person for the programme is Meena Noronha.
The programme was premiered on NewsKarnataka.com’s YouTube Channel.
Dr. Rosa Nimmy Mathew beginning with the concept of inclusion shared, “It is embracing each one irrespective of any differences. It is something which prepares children to be sensitive to each other and respect each others differences.” She further added, “A child is born with special abilities which was brighter through the will of parents or the kids and so it is necessary to create an atmosphere comfortable for them.”
Unware of the struggles of special children and the concept of inclusion, parent shaming and a form of closed door approach in dealing with special children are certain challenges of special children said Dr. Rosa Nimmy Mathew along with speaking about the stigmas associated with the same.
Speaking about the role of education in inclusion she opined, “How much school is prepared to face the issues is important,” she stressed.
As a inclusiveness initiative Dr. Rosa suggested points like, multi-model learning, facilities of visual learning and auditory learning, ans individualised educational programme. She also defined the differentiation between inclusion and integration.
Expressing the success for the initiatives of Newskarnataka Dr. Rosa Nimmy Mathew concluded. Meena Noronha expressing gratitude signed off.