Children with learning disabilities are no different from other children. Just because they need special help in the way they learn does not mean that they cannot function normally in other areas. Many famous personalities have had learning disabilities. Albert Einstein was a dyslexic and so was Thomas Alva Edison. Neither of them received formal education. Tom cruise has dyslexia, yet it has not stopped him from becoming a Hollywood superstar not did dyslexia stop Agatha Christie from becoming one of the greatest mystery authors in history. Children with learning disabilities deserve patience, understanding and help in realizing their potential.
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) actively supports the remediation of Learning Disability (LD) to further its commitment to social causes – a tradition embodied by the Tata Group. Beyond the creation of courses and tools, TIS aims to address LD issues at the grassroots. TIS has been instrumental in sustaining the LD Clinic at KEM, Mumbai, one of the few certified institutions of its kind in India, dedicated to treating learning disabilities. Our LD team also collaborates with the Clinic to develop various LD tools to identify learners with special needs early on – our assessments are designed to spot the telltale signs that charactise learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, Specific Learning Disability (SpLD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Our Innovative, remedial courseware is tailored around the needs of these pupils, and aims to help them discover the joys of learning, unhindered. With the synergy of our instructional design, visual communication skills and medical expertise from KEM LD clinic we created Brain Teasers a collection of interesting activities intended to engage children learning disabilities. They provide practice in reading, writing and mathematics. For children between 7-10 years the book is resourceful for parents in understanding the causes, symptoms and treatment. Every year TIS conducts Tata Learning Disability Forum (TLDF) a two day workshop for school principals, teachers, medical therapist and parents on LD awareness and remediation.
Some excerpts from Brain Teaser in the News: http://www.mid-day.com/lifestyle/2013/mar/120313-einstein-and-edison-fought-it-so-can-your-child.htm