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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the Special Education Institutions? Top
Special Education Institutions are available at division, district and tehsil levels.
   
What are the Services / facilities in Special Education Institutions? Top
Services / facilities like free education, free Braille books, free pick and drop, stipend of Rs 800 per month, free uniform, free boarding & lodging for visually impaired students and free boarding for hearing impaired children.
   
Is there any provision of free Braille books for visually impaired students studying in General Education Institutions? Top
Braille books are provided to the visually impaired students studying in General Education Schools/ Colleges with the approval of Director Special Education, Punjab.
   
Which areas of studies for training are preferable for teachers to teach in Special Education institutions? Top
Training in the areas of visual impairment and hearing impairment are available at Government Training College for the Teachers of Blind, Lahore and Government Training College for the Teachers of Deaf, Lahore which offered B.Ed. (Special Needs), M.A. in Visual Impairment, Teaching Diploma in Deaf, M.Ed. (Special Education), M.A. (Special Education) and one year Diploma in Speech & Language Therapy.
   
Is there any issuance of Disability Certificate to Special Children? Top
There are District Disability Assessment Boards at each District Headquarter Hospital for assessment of disability which is being overseen by Social Welfare Department.
   
Is there any service for the guidance & counseling of the parents of special students? Top
Yes, the services of qualified Psychologists are available in every special education Centre/ School, who are providing guidance & counseling to the parents of special children studying in there.
   
Any therapeutic service being provided in the institutions of special education? Top
Yes, many kinds of therapeutic services are being offered to the special students like Speech Therapy (Hearing Impaired), Music (Visually Impaired / Physically Handicapped/ Mentally Challenged), Play Therapy (all the disabilities), Physiotherapy (Physically Handicapped), etc.
   
Does the Directorate of Special Education issue any certificate to the general public interested to serve the special children? Top
Yes, the Directorate of Special Education, Punjab, Lahore organizes Braille Proficiency Test and any graduate from general public/ professionals may apply for the same.
   
Is there any institute for the Slow Learner students? Where they are functioning? Top
Yes, separate institutions for the Slow Learners are also functioning under the administrative control of the Special Education Department. These institutions are functioning at all district headquarters in Punjab.
   
Is there any examination system for special students studying in the institutions of special education in Punjab? Top
Yes, the Directorate of Special Education, Punjab conducts primary & middle level examinations through an examination cell.