Institute of Research in Learning Disabilities (IRLD)
School of Behavioural sciences,Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam: 686560, Tel:0481 - 2731034
Asst. Professor, Special Education (Research Methodology)
No. 2 MGU Teachers Apartment, PD Hills, Athriampuzha, Kottayam 686560
Institute of Research in learning disabilities IRLD has been established at school of behavioural sciences as per the U.O.No: 4315/ A7/2014/Admn. dated 20-08-2014 based on the decision of the syndicate held on 19/07/2014.
In order to provide equal opportunity and full participation, the students with special needs should be facilitated in mainstream of education. Inclusion is a dynamic on going process that requires communication of sharing of information between regular teachers and students irrespective of ability of disability. Mere admitting the students with different challengers along with there counter parts in normal schools may not yield the desired results of the inclusive education. The existing condition which prevails in our state regarding inclusive education is not at all satisfactory. The children facing learning problems due to various reasons now grouped as children with learning disabilities. Proper identification, diagnosis, management and rehabilitation has not been taking place. this situation warrants urgent intervention from the part of academic community. studies and researches should have to be carried out in this area so as the findings can be utilized for the adequate functioning of inclusive education. This is the context of establishing IRLD at school of behavioural sciences . The objectives of IRLD are 1- to conduct studies and researches in the area of LD, 2- to publish news letter, handouts, booklets and books related to LD and Inclusive education, 3- to prepare the prospective teachers for the classroom management of students with LD, 4 -To start post graduate Diploma progame in Ld and Inclusive education, and 5- to conduct seminars and awareness camps for promoting inclusive education and for management of LD.
Two seminars , One day remedial teaching camp for children with LD have already been conducted. One book in inclusive education tittled as inclusive education thought and practice published under IRLD