SHARP Project

School and Home Applicable Remedial Program
 

The occurrence of Learning Disabilities has been estimated differently in the different countries of the world and the estimates vary from 1% to as high as 75%. There is very scanty reporting of prevalence of learning disabilities. In our schools we can find that few students are more than smart or good with their subjects and few more than weak and poor. Students who have problems with reading, writing, grasping and mathematics always fall behind. In most of the schools the ratio of such students are 10% to 15%, while in few schools this could be 22% to 55%. Our current education policy says “Do not fail any student until he goes in 8th class.” We can easily judge the severity of the problem in coming days. There is a need of special attention and proper guidance by teachers and parents to these students.Looking towards the necessity Asha Foundation’s INDEEA decided to work on this problem with project called SHARP.

Objectives of the Project:
  • To identify the students having problem in basic concept of Language and Arithmetic. ( Screening )
  • To develop reading, writing and mathematical skills of the identified students from the school. (Remedial Coaching)
  • To conduct Intelligence test of the students. (Identifying the students having Learning Differences)
  • To conduct LD test to confirm the Learning Differences of the students.
  • To counsel and awareness programme for parents.
  • To counsel teachers to handle the students in a proper way.
  • To certify the students having Learning Differences with the help of Nayar, K.E.M. Hospital and SNDT University..
  • Continuous upgradation with remedial teaching of LD students.
Salient Features of the Project:
  • Experienced and well qualified advisory committee members.
  • Well educated , trained and passionate teachers.
  • Enthusiastic Volunteers having keen interest in helping the students.
  • Training of the faculties through Morris Trust and SNDT University.
  • Awareness program in the school in every Week for teachers and parents.
  • Four public functions for making awareness of Learning

Learning Disabilities are a general set of disorders that can affect a person’s ability in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and mathematics.

Current education system is fatally flawed. It provides education in a same manner to different kind of students. Basically every student, considering his/her ability, hobby, capability and grasp is different.

Students who have problems with reading, writing, grasping and mathematics always fall behind. In most of the schools ratio of such students are 10% to 15%, while in few schools this could be 22% to 55%.

Our current education policy says “Do not fail any student until he goes in 8th class.” Because of such policies, great opportunity of identifying LD is lost and permanent damage is done to the student.

  • Learning disabilities, as opposed to other disabilities such as vision impairment or paralysis, are invisible – or considered a hidden handicap. For this reason they tend to be misunderstood and their impact underestimated.
  • Because learning disabilities cannot be seen, they often go undetected. Recognizing a learning disability is even more difficult because the severity and characteristics vary.
  • Learning disabilities vary from person to person. One person with LD may not have the same kind of learning problems as another person with LD.
  • Learning disabilities are real. A person can be of average or above-average intelligence, not have any major sensory problems (like blindness or hearing impairment), and yet struggle to keep up with peers in their ability to learn.
  • With LD a person's brain works or is structured differently. Differences interfere with a person's ability to think and remember. Learning disabilities can affect a person's ability to speak, listen, read, write, spell, reason, recall, organize information, and calculate.
  • Although learning disabilities can occur in very young children, the disorders are not usually recognized until problems are recognized at school.