INTRODUCTION 

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of Sindh is providing various services for Children and Adults with Disabilities. This department has a chain of Special Education and Rehabilitation Centers in all over Sindh province. Keeping an eye on dire need of teachers training in Special Education and Disability Special Education Teachers Training Academy Sindh (SETTAS) at Kotri, District Jamshoro.

Teaching is a noble and reputable area of career opportunity that not only allows excelling in the career but also fetches immense affection and respect from the young learners. However, teaching the children with special needs is highly rewarding as it intensely affects the lives while offering the children the best scope to learn, adapt, and succeed with equivalent opportunities that the other kids receive.

Kotri Teacher Training Academy not only gives an unmatched opportunity to on job teachers but also fill them with the appropriate knowledge that aids in training the special children in a specific manner.

SETTAS has offered a tailor-made Special Needs Teacher Training course for the aspirants who want to be Special Education Needs (SEN) teacher. The requirement for special education or shadow teachers is high and it opens up an opportunity for the SEN teachers. It trains on how to provide additional hold up which they need which motivates effectual learning for the students with disabilities. Theses course deals with the methods of teaching children with the four major catagories like physical, visual, hearing and intellectual disability

The Special Needs Teacher Training course is supervised and developed by the expert special education teachers. Our SEN trainer has years of experience in the field and they have been associated with Special Education since SEN introduced in Pakistan. For those seeking to establish as a special education teacher will find the appropriate sources of knowledge at the SETTAS. The certificate and diploma courses will be introduced soon. This neutralizes the challenging concerns and results in fruitful intervention programs.

TRAINING CALENDAR  

Sr. No. Title Course Areas Disability Tentative Date Beneficiaries Aim & Object Content of Course
1 Training course on school based Occupational Therapy (O.T) i. cerebral palsy (C.P)  Two week  30 Professional working with C. P and autism  To enable the participant to enhance a child occupation performance in school  i. Define and explain O.T 
ii. Physical Handicapped  1 to 12 August 2019 ii. Why O.T is important in learning process 
iii. Autism   iii. Tools for school based O.T 
2 Training Course on English Braille (Part-I)  Visual Impairment  Two week  25 i. To enhance reding and writing skills of V.I children Introduction to Braille 
15 to 26 August 2019 Braille teacher, Parent, PWD ii. to introduce computer Braille skill  Seven line system in Braille 
Braille grade-I
Abbreviation in Braille 
Punctuation in Braille 
3 Basic training of sign language part I  Hearing Impaired (H.I) Autism Two week      1 Sep to 12 Sep 2019 25 teacher parent, care giver and supporting staff   To communicate with the hard of hearing community and non verbal (Autism )  Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) 
Intro to PSA 
4 Executive Functioning (lesson and activities)  ADHD , ASD ,  Two week 19 sep to 30 sep  35 teacher, parents supporting staff  To understand different Learning Disabilities  Planning, organizing, time management, self control, suctioned attention 
Down syndrome, slow learner 
5 Training on daily living skills (DLS)  C.P autism down syndrome 21 to 22 sep  30 teacher professional parents and supporting staff  To create awareness of DLS and its importance  i. Self care 
Two days 2019 ii. mobility 
  iii. hygiene 
6 Training course of attention deficit Hyper active disorder (ADHD)   Intellectual disability  Two week 26 sep to 07 oct 2019 30 teacher professional parents and NGO representative  To provide knowledge about ADHD  Intro to ADHD 
Discuss issue related to ADHD Causes of ADHD 
Management of ADHD 
Multiple disability   Co-Morbidities of ADHD   
7 Training course on how to manage speech problem in children with CP  C.P Two week 3rd to 14th Oct 2019 30 professional special education teacher parents  To increase knowledge of the participant about the importance of speech and communication skills  Intro to CP and its type 
Function and development of speech organ 
Issues of speech in CP kids
8 Importance of skills (Age 2 to 8 year old)   Inclusive  Two week 17 oct to 28 oct 2019 Special educator  parent teacher  To equip with the knowledge of early skills in all kids   
Managing their time table 
Importance of parent to work with their kids 
Intro to 11 basic skills  All disabilities  Cognitive, Manipulative, writing, coloring, sensory play, speech skills 
Scissoring skills 
Functional & vocational skills