Monday, September 14, 2009

Disabled towards disorders

In my first post I mentioned the child who has an attention deficit syndrome. I meet his mother everyday and share her pain at the insensitivity displayed by schools and indeed the entire system.

The child was thrown out of a school after he was diagnosed with a disorder. The second school, a progressive public school in Dwarka, confined him with mentally retarded children.

But nobody remembered that thsi child also has some exceptional qualities - he is exceedingly good at sport and art. He was to have represented his school in socer at Bangkok and has designed the posters for the Times Internet Ltd treasure hunt.

What can be done to make our system more sensitive?

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