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In-Service Training

Teachers of Special Education need to be trained, so that they can effectively handle the children with disabilities and make them confident, self-reliant and useful members of the society. Government In-Service Training College, for the Teachers of Disabled Children, Lahore has been doing this job effectively since 1988. The college is imparting training to the staff (teaching & non-teaching) of special education, which includes:

  • Teachers of five categories of children with special needs (i.e. hearing impairment, visual impairment, physical disabilities, mental challenge & slow learners).
  • Heads of institutions
  • Clerical staff
  • Psychologists
  • Instructors of physical education
  • Computer instructors
  • Mobility instructors
  • Teachers from General Education, D.P.S & NGOs

Nature of Courses

Short Courses for In-service Staff

Duration: 01 to 05 days

Long Courses for New Appointees

Duration: 01 to 30 days

Objectives of Training:

  • To provide training to the teaching & non-teaching staff of special education for the enhancement of knowledge and professional skills.
  • To impart training about latest Teaching Methodologies
  • Use and maintenance of equipment/ teaching aids
  • Utilization of human & physical resources effectively
  • Sensory Motor Coordination through Sports, Play, Skills and Music therapy
  • To develop general awareness about the etiology, prevention & possible treatment and management of disabilities
  • To train the teachers/staff in areas of stress management, problem solving & decision making
  • To develop Master Trainer to impart vocational training and to prepare children with disabilities for Abilympics
  • To develop understanding about the emotional, behavioral, social and cognitive problems of children with disabilities & their management
  • Practical training in special education institutions, hospitals, etc.
  • To give them orientation regarding PEEDA Act, contract appointment policy, leave rules, financial & administrative matters
  • To inculcate national, moral & religious ethics in dealing children with children with disabilities

Training Areas

Areas

Strategy/Goals

Programmes/Courses

Assessment

  • Screening
  • Diagnosis
  • Classification

 

  • Construction of informal   assessment tools
  • Referral facilities

 

  • Early detection of disabilities
  • Assessment of mental & physical disabilities, and psycho-social & behavioral problems
  • Audiometery, low vision
  • Psychological assessment

 

Education

  • Teaching Pedagogy
  • Educational technology
  • Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) according to the I.Q, E.Q & S.Q of children with special needs
  • lesson planning

 

  • Development of teaching material
  • Modern teaching techniques relevant to needs of special children
  • Speech, Braille, Audiometry, Abacus
  • Concept Development

 

Management

 

  • Managerial/administrative skills Development
  • Financial management
  • Human Resource Management

 

  • Administrative training for Heads
  • Finance management training for heads, DDOs & cashiers

 

Adaptation to Society

 

  • Adaptive skills (self-help skills, communication, use of transport, housekeeping & money management)
  • Health, safety, and management of physical traumas

 

  • Socialization
  • Social rehabilitation
  • Mobility & orientation
  • Sign language & speech reading (HI)
  • Speech & communication skills
  • First aid

Psycho-social Intervention

 

  • Coping strategies for stress management
  • Emotional wellbeing, confidence & self-esteem of special children
  • Prevention of physical and emotional abuse of special children
  • Social skills (interpersonal relation, conflict resolution)

 

  • Guidance & Counseling
  • Behavior modification
  • Management of emotional problems
  • Prevention & eradication of child abuse
  • Group therapy
  • Music & play therapy

 

Use of Technical/ Specialized Devices

  • To get equipped with usage and maintenance of manual/ electronic devices for PWDs
  • To strengthen the residual abilities with Assistive devices

 

  • Ear mould fabrication
  • Use of Audio, video equipments (talking books), etc.
  • Computer training
  • Assistive teaching technology
  • Mobility training
  • Usage of assistive devices such as cane, magnifiers, Perkin machines, crutches, wheel chairs, etc.

 

Sensory Motor Development/ Physical Education

 

  • Sensory motor integration
  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Physical balance and muscle strengthening

 

  • Sports and athletics.
  • Music & play therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Art & craft
  • Co-curricular activities
  • Creative vocational skills
  • Abilympics

 

Research & Development in Special Education

 

  • Data gathering to find out facts and figures regarding need assessment of staff trainings, building and assistive devices of students
  • Research methodology
  • Need assessment workshops
  • Development of teaching material

 

Vocational Rehabilitation 

 

  • Development of vocational and money generating skills

 

  • Recycling of junk materials
  • Dress designing & making
  • Food preservation, baking
  • Tie and dye, pottery painting, fabric painting, stain glass, wood work, cane work, candle making, basket making, cosmetic making, detergent making, flowers making, paper mashie, rug making, handicrafts
  • Floriculture & landscaping, etc.
  • Creative vocational skills

 

Public Awareness

 

  • To aware the public about causes, early intervention, prevention and treatment of four disabilities
  • Counseling and guidance to teachers, family, and society
  • Co-ordination call with other departments

 

  • Orientation courses for new appointees
  • Course on counseling & guidance for teachers & parents of special children
  • Celebration of International Disabled Day, White Cane, International Day for H.I, Safety day etc
  • Walk of solidarity with disabled persons
  • Training courses on Inclusive Education