The essence of Human Resource Development is education, which plays a significant and remedial role in balancing the socio-economic framework and the Constitution of India also ensures equality, freedom, justice and dignity of all individuals and implicitly mandates an inclusive society for all including the children with disabilities.

One of the primary needs of children with special need (CWSN) is that of conducting ongoing assessment. Educational assessment basically involves finding out current functioning of the child or youth in terms of development, language learning skills, Activities of Daily Living Skills (ADL), school subject knowledge and ruling out associated problems. Such assessment is undertaken by the unit of Special education by using formal and informal tests, adapted tools and self devised tools.

The outcome of the assessment is used for the following purposes :

• Parent guidance

• Referral

• School placement

• Identifying individualistic educational needs of the child

• Providing individualized educational support

• Empowering parents by providing information in schemes, concessions facilities and exemptions under PWD Act & National Trust Act Catch them Young' is the crux of success in the education and overall rehabilitation of the children with special needs. It is well accepted that language input given during the critical period of language development helps the child in its proper and speedy acquisition of language. Language forms the base on which the educational base is built upon. The early years i.e. the preschool period is crucial for building a sound foundation and is important The unit of special Education focuses on preparing the children for;

• development of language through various methods and techniques of teaching

• maximum use of residual hearing

• development of speech

• development of reading and writing skills

• social, emotional, cognitive and overall development of the children

• empowering the parents to act as equal partners in the educational process

• ADL training skills

• Parent counseling

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