Historically, implementation models for inclusion of those with neurodiversity have been isolated, localized with limited large-scale impact. Further, when available, interventions for those with specific learning disabilities have been confined to the walls of a school- an unsaid assumption, that when you graduate from school, you are “cured of your disability”. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Due to the lack of support, Dyslexics are at a higher risk of dropping out of school, unemployment and underemployment, mental health challenges including committing suicide and/or becoming delinquent.
At ChangeInkk, we are working closely with our partner ecosystem, to implement and scale existing interventions that:
We also support piloting of out-of-the-box implementation models that will help accelerate the achievement of inclusion in diverse settings.
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We are currently sensitizing and building capacities of educators (both in school and higher education) and employers on the many strengths and struggles of those with specific learning disabilities while providing them with the framework for inclusion in their institutions.
We collaborated with iSaksham to sensitize educators on SLD's and trained them on making classrooms inclusive for children with neurodiversity. If you are an educator or a parent of a neurodiverse child, get in touch with us to hold a session in your or your child's school.
We are supporting SCERT Bihar in capacity building of in-service teachers, and DIET faculty to help identify and address needs of students with SLDs. The interventions will aid improvement in learning outcomes by creating a supportive and accommodative learning environment.
We are supporting SCERT Nagaland to develop Universal Design for Learning based curriculum and Teaching Learning Materials, from grades k-8. For interventions in Foundational Literacy and Numeracy we have collaborated with Sol’s ARC to develop curriculum that address not only numeracy and literacy skills but also working memory. We are further supporting to build teacher capacities and sensitizing the different cells within SCERT to aid an inclusive classroom environment that helps improve learning outcomes of all students.
The Nagaland Board of School Education has done immense work in providing exam accommodations for students with Specific Learning Disabilities. We are proud to support the board in further spreading awareness regarding the same, and sensitizing school heads, and teachers affiliated to the board. We have supported the board to develop an SLD chatbot, an online helpdesk answering all questions SLD related on their website - https://nbsenl.edu.in .
We are supporting the ICL group of schools - Turbhe and Vashi, in building inclusive classrooms for students with learning disabilities. The interventions include sensitization of teachers and parents, screening of students to identify those ‘at risk’ and exhibiting signs of having an SLD and building a special education program.
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We have been supporting Ashoka University’s Office of Learning Support to hold thought leadership and best practices sessions on the many facets of inclusion of students with learning disabilities in higher education across the nation. - Dyslexic Mind and Ashoka Summit images
In close collaboration with AICTE, we have been conducting sensitization and capacity building sessions for higher education institutions across the country.
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We are working closely with NASSCOM and NASSCOM Foundation on neurodiversity inclusion in the Indian tech industry. Our interventions include Dyslexia@Work sensitisation workshops, thought leadership roundtables, and community blogs.
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Our Dyslexia@Work program aim is strengthening the ecosystem to help organisations hire individuals with learning disabilities, to build a future ready workforce. Our interventions include SLD sensitisation workshops, thought leadership roundtables, documenting best practices & success stories, as well as mentorship programs. This is done in collaboration with employers, recruiters and industry bodies.
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