To provide huge relief to children with Special Needs, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a set of guidelines. The guidelines have been issued in continuation of the circular released by the CBSE suggesting ways to cover the children including those who do not have access to digital devices that assist in their learning.
The board highlighted that the children with special needs are those in particular who will feel confined due to the absence of proper social exposure which can lead to a lot of emotional problems in them.
Parents of such children under such situations are to single-handedly care for the heightened emotional states of the children which is a responsibility that was earlier shared by the schools and social institutions.
The CBSE keeping in mind the special needs have asked the schools to go beyond the limits and make sure that all the children with special needs and children whose parents are involved in essential services must receive a quality education as per the specifics for accessible and adapted learning.
The suggestions provided by the CBSE include assessing each child’s individual needs and making relevant adjustments and necessary replacements to print medium including audio or other formats in instructions, pictures, captions, largest prints, and sign-language options in all forms of learning material. Along with it, the board has also advised flexible scheduling and deadline, assistive technology, simplified homework, and formative assessment.