Certificate Course of
Management & Training for Learning Disabled
Mode of Education - Distance Learning
Registration & Prospectus: Rs. 250/-
Course Fees: Rs. 6000/- Last Date for submission of Application
Forms: 30st March of every year
Last Date with late fees of Rs. 500/- for submission of
Application Forms: 30th April of every year
Duration: 6 months. (Usually from March to August Every Year)
Eligibility: Graduation or equivalent
Approved by International Portage Association, USA.
Learning Disability is a genetic term that refers to a
heterogeneous group of disorders manifested by significant
difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking,
reading, writing, reasoning or mathematical abilities.
Learning Disability has grown to be the largest category of
exceptional learners. At least 20 to 25% children in normal,
primary and middle schools suffer from mild, moderate or severe
Learning Disabilities, e.g. dyslexia, dyscalculia etc.
Objectives of the Course
The Course is designed to facilitate the
identification of learning disability/disabilities.
Developing the skills for handling various
kinds of learning disabilities such as those in the learning of
language (e.g. reading, writing, spelling and comprehension) and
Helping trained personnel to help the students
in enhancing their Academic Achievement and percentage of marks in
various subjects as a result of reduction in language and
Reducing the possibility of developing
Secondary Disabilities and behavioral Problems.
Increasing Cognitive abilities.
Improving the quality of life of the Target
Group and consequently their families. 10 Reasons you might like
to join this course
10 Reasons you might like
to join this course
This course assures you of the following
benefits that would occur.
Information and Awareness of prevalence, of LD
in Elementary classes or pre-elementry classes (20-30%)
Identification & Diagnostic Assessment.
Special Counselling for reducing LD.
In-service / pre-service staff training for
improvement of LD children in:
Coordination and spatial awareness
Short term memory for visual and auditory information
Improvement of spoken language.
Better acquisition and efficiency of written
language, regarding writing, spelling and comprehension.
Acquisition, efficiency and grasp of
Quality 'Inclusive' education.
Reduce Drop-outs, failures, under-achievers and
low achievers in language and mathematics and ultimately improve
academic achievement, enhance sustainability.
Boost self esteem, self confidence, and
adjustment of LD children.
Positive in-put, "Returns" of parents of LD
The course is designed to include sending of lessons by
Correspondence, Assignments, Field Work, Written test and Personal
Contact Program in addition to other forms of presentation.
Throughout the course, Theory and Practice will be integrated.
Professionals will be encouraged to pool experiences and draw on
the support of the colleagues.
Requirement for Admission
Graduate in any subject, preferably with six
months experience of teaching or dealing with children.
Preference will be given to the serving
teachers in recognized primary or middle schools, teaching
languages / mathematics.
Admission will be done on the basis of
academic merit and teaching/work experience. The number of seats
is 200 for this course first come first serve basis.
Requirement for Completion
The achievement of the persons joining the
course will be tested through
Regular completion of assignments.
Objective type- written test and practical
examination after the completion of PCP.
It will be compulsory for all to attend PCP, as
during this period training in identification, handling and
managing the children with disability will be given. Hence, PCP is
an essential part of the Courses (venue for PCP will ordinarily be
at Chandigarh). It would include one week’s internship / teaching
practice in an Institution.
Accommodation will be arranged as per
requirement and suitability of the trainee.
In addition to the course fee as provide on the top, the candidate
will be required to pay additional fee for the video cassettes,
the training kit and any other material to be supplied during PCP
or later on.
Students will be issued an identity card by the association after
their admission to any of the above course is confirmed. They
should produce the Identity Card issued to them on demand during
contact classes and the examinations. Students are instructed to
keep the identity cards safely till the completion of the course.
The students can obtain a duplicate card on requisition along with
a demand draft of Rs. 25/- and a stamped and signed photograph, in
case the identity card is lost.
Despatch of Lessons / Correspondence
Lessons will be dispatched usually after one month of the
admission or earlier. They are advised to correspond with the
Director of the course, President of INPA if they do not receive
the lessons within a reasonable period of time.
Students will be informed about the number of assignments to
be submitted in each paper as and when the lessons for various
papers are sent. The assignment sheet shall be in the handwriting
of the students concerned or typewritten.
Prospectus including syllabus and application form may be obtained
from the office of INPA against the payment of RS 200 /- by bank
draft/pay order payable to Indian National Portage Association at
the State Bank of India, Punjab University, Chandigarh or can be
paid in cash at INPA’s office.
The application form has to be submitted with
the following enclosures:
Certificates from 10th to Graduation along with
the detailed marks list duly attested.
Additional Qualifications, if any.
Attested copies of another course done along
with the mark list.
2 Passport sized photographs.
List of Faculty (for both the courses)
Dr. (Mrs.) Tehal Kohli, Director (Hon.) INPA
Guest Faculty and experts from India and abroad
(if and when possible) would be engaged during PCP which would
generally be during 3rd & 4th week of August every year.
They will be invited during PCP from India (and abroad as and
when possible), to provide practical training.