CISCE asks schools to detect disabilities in primary schools
Tanu Kulkarni Bengaluru
Jul 16 2017
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has urged its affiliated schools to detect specific learning disabilities in children at an early stage, preferably when they are in primary school or before they turn nine. The council reversed its earlier circular — which said detection should happen after students turn nine years old — last week following an order passed by the Bombay High Court.
Parents, however, feel that schools should ensure that they appoint trained professionals to tackle this issue. Shweta Sharan, founder of Bangalore Schools, a support group, said, “It is a good thing, but how will special educators be selected? There is a paucity of good ones.”