CBSE Guidelines for Children with Special Needs (CWSN)

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CBSE Guidelines for Children with Special Needs (CWSN)

Schools affiliated to CBSE were advised(Circular No. 45 dated 29th October,2008) to ensure that no child with special needs is denied admission in main stream schools, it has been observed that there are many schools affiliated to CBSE who are not abiding by this directive.

There seems to be a misconception among schools and school authorities on various issues pertaining to children with special needs. The children with special needs face challenges in learning as they may not be able to focus on the teacher during classroom interaction or their pace of learning may vary. Moreover social skills and emotional skills may need to be further strengthened.

To overcome these problems generally an aid is given to the child. An aid is an adult sitting along with the special child encouraging and motivating the child to move alongwith the class.

Schools are advised to allow parents when they make a request to provide an aid so that individual attention is possible for the child and enables the student to grow and learn alongwith the other peers in the class.

Further inclusive education also needs to be done with an Individual Evaluation Program. Specific goals should be set for each child with special need based upon the appraisal. For this purpose the schools need to have a special educator as has already been recommended earlier.

It is being reiterated that any school which fails to provide attention to a child with special needs or makes a pretext of denying admission to any category of a differently abled child will be liable to stringent action even to the extent of disaffiliation.

Source: CBSE Circular No. 65

 

Inclusive Education of Children with Disabilities (IECD)

Guidelines of Inclusive Education of Children with Disabilities (IECD) each school is advised :

  • To ensure that no child with special needs is denied admission in Mainstream Education
  • To monitor the enrollment in schools of disabled children
  • To provide support through assistive devices and the availability of trained teachers
  • To modify the existing physical infrastructure and teaching methodologies to meet the needs of all children including Children with Special Needs
  • To ensure that 3% reservation of persons with disabilities is done in all institutions receiving funds from Government (Under The Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995)
  • To ensure that all schools are made disabled friendly by 2020 and all educational institutions including hostels, libraries, laboratories and buildings will have barrier free access for the disabled
  • To ensure availability of Study material for the disabled and Talking Text Books, Reading Machines and computers with speech software
  • To ensure an adequate number of sign language interpreters, transcription services and a loop induction system will be introduced for the hearing handicapped students
  • To revisit classroom organization required for the education of Children with Special Needs
  • To ensure regular in-service training of teachers in inclusive education at the elementary and secondary level.
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9 thoughts on “CBSE Guidelines for Children with Special Needs (CWSN)

  1. I am seeking admission for my 10 year old son in grade 5. He is diagnosed with PDD and ADHD. Can I get help in identifying cbse curriculum schools around Kandivli east where I can approach for admission for my son. He is studying in icse school in Dubai and we have now relocated to Mumbai. Will appreciate if I can get any support from you.

  2. What are the concessions given in NIOS for slow learners … For eg Are they allowed a writer

  3. I would appreciate if you could provide/mail the CBSE ruling regarding setting of separate papers for children with ADHD/LD/DYSLEXIA/DYSGRAPHIA etc in schools so that the heads of the institutions can be convinced for the same apart from providing a reader for such children.

  4. my girl child is having a learning problem .Now she is studying in seventh day Adventist school Barakhamba road . School is not providing any help.They don’t even care to provide special educator for children with special needs.They give us ultimatum to admit my child in some other school. I feel helpless.

    1. Me too I am the mother of 7th grader who has LD with dysgraphia and dyscalculia in CBSE stream
      The school doesn’t provide any help and now we have decided to take her out and put her in Open school
      Is that a good move and do they allow. Scribe in NIOS

  5. Sir my daughter is having LD she doesn’t write she is assessed and found to have dysgraphia and dyscalculia
    Now she is 7thgrade in Cbse stream jn Abu Dhabi
    I am planning to put her in open school from the coming academic year . Would like to know if that is a good move

  6. My daughter having spinal lipoma and she has 80% disability .But school (cbse board) is not cooperate with her. She is now in std. IV. I need help

  7. Sir my child is 8 yrs old and has LD and is presently in class 1 and will now go to class2 the school refuses to provide any kind of special assistant or special educator and now wants us to leave school . Pl ease help

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