Learning disability is a life-long disorder that affects the manner in which individuals with average or above average intelligence select, retain, and express information. It reflects a difficulty in encoding and decoding information as it travels between the senses and the brain. Learning disabilities are also termed as ‘learning differences,’ based on the fact that certain individuals learn differently—they aren’t unable to learn, but respond best to ways of learning that are different from traditional teaching methods.
Although several products are available for the identification and remediation of learning disabilities, most of these are either unable to sustain the progress of a disabled child or not aligned to government standards. To overcome this limitation, we develop end-to end solutions that screen and identify children with learning disabilities, and offer remedial action as well as a tracking system to monitor their progress. For a detailed overview of TIS’s involvement and solutions please click here .
TIS’ products have not only been endorsed by names like Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) – US, Granada Learning, Nelson Thornes, and Steck Vaughn, but have also won international recognition by the way of prestigious awards including Best Product Award at British Educational Training and Technology (BETT) Show 2004, in the Special Needs category, for nferNELSON’s Dyscalculia Screener.
In India, TIS mentors the Learning Disability Center at Sion Hospital—the only center in the State of Maharashtra, approved by the State Government to certify students with learning disabilities. Beyond the salaries and the stationery, we help the clinic with a hands-on approach—whether it’s by streamlining the day-to-day functioning or finding solutions to the scores of issues that crop up from time to time. We also share our reservoir of educational software, including the award-winning Jojo in Numberland, to help the children discover the joys of learning.
Run for Learning Disability: On January 15, we are participating in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2006. Leading the way is our Head of Japan Operations, Mr Tadashi Horiuchi (image on right) , who will run the Full Marathon. Tadashi is flying in to Mumbai from Tokyo especially for the event. He is one of more than 50 TISians who will take part in the marathon, in three categories – Full Marathon (42 km), Half Marathon (21 km) and the Dream Run (7 km), with our CEO, Mr Sanjaya Sharma himself being part of the TIS Dream Run team. We hope that our participation will reflect our commitment towards helping those with Learning Disabilities.