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 second episode that was aired on Monday August 22 was Dr. Ramandeep Kaur, Director, Speranza inspiration communication, Mangaluru and Assistant Professor, Father Muller College of Speech & Hearing. The anchor person for the programme is Meena Noronha.
The programme was premiered on NewsKarnataka.com’s Facebook and YouTube channels.
Dr. Ramandeep Kaur said, “Denial to diagnose a special ability among children stops early intervention and thus early treatment. Asking the audience to lead an inclusive lives with speacially-abled kids, Dr. Ramandeep Kaur, shed light on child language disorders.”
Individual Education Policy (IEP), relooking into the lesson plan made and parental involvement are ceratin things helping in the education of these kids, Dr. Kaur added.
“Inclusiveness in social gathering, without having a special look at the child, inclusiveness at school providing open board exams to these kids and opening up a study environment with other kids and inclusiveness in jobs are main needs,” she opined.
As an advice to the audience, Dr. Ramandeep Kaur said, “People should understand these special kids too are trainable like other children. And as a parent to the special child, knowing about the success stories of special children is important to accept the fact that these kids can be successful too.”
Meena Noronha expressing gratitude signed off.