Teacher Trainee. Orkids Higher Learning.
I began as a primary school mainstream teacher in a bilingual school …the challenge was to teach English as a second language …over the years I realised that with some children something was amiss….only positive encouragement or ignorance wouldn’t help….thats when DYSLEXIA was the new buzz word… more of a western concept but definitely prevailing in most Indian classes.
My soul searching for a career path that brought me true satisfaction still continued and after a few stints around schools, children and education got me back to study again. A prelude to taking up the PG diploma In Management of Learning Disabilities was actually working at the Orkids Multidisciplinary clinic. The experience only reinforced the idea that the professional course and training was inevitable. A one year course encompasssing a good amalgamation of theory, practical, projects, assignments only churned out a professional who has more clarity regarding all steps required to work with a child with LD.
Starting with the identification ,assessment, planning and remediation the course provides a total structure.
For me personally it opened a pathway to understanding the total process, honed my skills required to work in the field.
The case study and remedial lessons though tedious were the most interesting and brought invaluable insights.
The interest and diligence put in the course resulted in my securing second position (All India level) for the batch 2005-2006.
As of now I work in the school set up which has and integrated system for children with Learning Disabilities. My work with children has shown a positive result and has been greatly appreciated by parents,colleagues.
The children are happy coming to the learning center and have developed a confident attitude. There is a sense of empowerment regarding their skills and has translated in other areas of their development.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Ms Geet Oberoi, Director Orkids Institute of Higher Learning for making this course available and being a motivator all the way through.
I would like to recommend that a professional course like this should definitely be undertaken by every educator.
Shivani Kapur Anand
SNDT Course – Teacher Trainee