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Foundation Course on Education of Children with Learning Disabilities - Online (FC-ECLD)

If you cant explain it simply, you dont understand it well enough.

--Albert Einstein

Prepared and Designed on behalf of the Rehabilitation Council of India by:

(Dr. J.P. Singh) Member Secretary

March, 2012 Rehabilitation Council of India, 2011 Prepared and Designed on behalf of the Rehabilitation Council of India by: All rights reserved. No part of this e-prospectus may be reproduced in any form, by mimeograph or any other means, without permission in writing from Rehabilitation Council of India. Further information on the Rehabilitation Council of India may be obtained from the Councils website



Foreword Introduction About Rehabilitation Council of India Some Salient Features of the Foundation Course Online Mode Aims & Objectives of the Foundation Course Programme Content & Structure Time Schedule of the Programme Process of Admission Accessing the Course Post Registration Eligibility Programme Fee Web Based Material Scheme of Evaluation Eligibility of Examination Award of Certificates to Successful Learners Provision for Unsuccessful Learners RCI Certification General Instructions on Online Foundation Course Issue of Duplicate Grade Card/ Marksheet Some Useful Contacts List of Skill Training Centers 4 5 7 9 11 11 14 14 16 17 17 18 19 20 20 20 21 21 24 24 25



We welcome you to the Foundation Course on Education of Children with Learning Disabilities Online Mode programme, launched by Distance Education Cell, Rehabilitation Council of India. This is a programme which orients the learner towards the basic knowledge and skills across the learning disabilities and it is aimed at two kinds of audience, specialists as well as those who are interested in learning about learning disabilities related issues. We have created a fairly comprehensive course, which will cater to the demands of learners who are striving to work for children with special needs in meeting their educational needs in any educational setup i.e. Inclusive/Special/General Education system. It will be very relevant for people from all walks of life, for all those who would like to learn about the various learning disabilities issues for different purposes. I believe, this is going to be a very fruitful kind of course on disability rehabilitation, catering to the needs of many learners in many aspects across the Country, who want to know about learning disabilities issues, not only the theory, but also want to get hands-on training to take care of the immediate needs of the children with learning disabilities by inculcating the required competencies of the learners. It is expected that such learners not only impart education to children with special needs but also help them in becoming a part of the inclusive and right based society making inclusion in education a success. I am sure that this is going to be a very useful programme for all learners of FC-ECLD Programme. Thank you for joining us.

Maj. Gen. (Retd.) (Ian Cardozo), AVSM, SM Chairman Chairman


Welcome to New venture of RCI to Online Learning

The Persons with Disability Act, 1995 has a provision of providing education to children with special needs in the most appropriate environment. The SSA launched by the Govt. of India underlines the prerogative of a child with disability to be included in the mainstream of education over and above the RTE act allows all children to be in inclusive system. All this cannot be achieved unless all regular teachers are oriented to assist such children and their parents and able to cater the specific educational needs of children with special needs in the general classroom with the help of qualified special educator. There was an emerging need to develop an innovative programme of a comprehensive nature to impart the basic understanding and competencies to the teachers of the mainstream school to support children with special needs. A programme which enables the teacher to imbibe knowledge, understanding, attitude and skills to impart education efficiently to children with special needs. The aim of SSA 2000 to include all children including children with special needs in general schools will only succeed when all the teachers in general education system are given skills and competencies to take care of the needs of Children with Special Needs(CWSN).
The umbrella term learning difficulties (LD) is used to cover a wide variety of difficulties. It is important for a teacher and a parent to understand the needs of their students. The Council has decided to launch the FC-ECLD programme through Online mode. After doing this course they will be able to deal with their child who is facing difficulties due to learning disabilities more effectively. It is important to assess the importance of any particular behavior in relation to the students age and peers. Some of the behaviors that might make one suspect that a student has a learning disability, for this the understanding of the characteristics of learning disabilities is required. Teachers and parents will be able to help their students, verify the problem areas, identify factors contributing to the problems, develop an individual educational program, able to give remediation to them and cater to the individual needs after the completion of the course. This programme will also facilitate our special educators to learn more

about the disabilities and earn 50 points under Continuing Rehabilitation Education Programme. Any other person or a teacher from general school will not only gain knowledge but will also get a weightage of 10 marks at the time of admission to B.Ed. Special Education programme. The program is designed as a combination of Web Based Material and Skill Training Programme, which can be completed in a three months period. Though, the Web Based Material(WBM) is self instructional in nature to enable the learners to understand the content Web Based Material(WBM) available on the emodule will provide individualized guidance and assist in Skill Training Programme to carry out the various 5|Page

activities with the children with learning disabilities. Skill Training Programme of 7 days at a stretch will be organized by the RCI approved Skill Training Centres. I am sure those of you, who would be learners of this programme, will greatly enjoy browsing through various facilities, which have been created on the e-module. We would definitely like your suggestions for improvement or for modifications, which we can assure you, we would keep on doing constantly. We welcome you to the Online Mode short term orientation programme on learning disability issues.

(Dr. J.P. Singh) Member Secretary


About Rehabilitation Council of India:

The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) was set up as a statutory body by an Act of Parliament in 1993. Initially, in 1986 the Rehabilitation Council was set up as a society under the Societies Registration Act and was subsequently converted into a statutory body giving statutory powers to enforce uniform standardization and regulation of all training policies and programmes in the field of rehabilitation and special education throughout the country.

Objectives of the Council

To regulate the training policies and programmes in the field of rehabilitation of people with disabilities To bring about standardization of training courses for professionals dealing with people with disabilities To prescribe minimum standards of education and training of various categories of professionals/personnel dealing with people with disabilities To regulate these standards in all training institutions uniformly through out the country To recognize institutions/organizations/universities running masters degree/ bachelors degree/P. G. Diploma/Diploma/ Certificate courses in the field of rehabilitation of persons with disabilities To recognize degree/diploma/certificate awarded by foreign universities/ institutions on reciprocal basis

To promote research in Rehabilitation and Special Education To maintain a Central Rehabilitation Register for registration of professionals/personnel Further details may be seen on RCI website: Rights of Persons Registered with RCI (Under Section 13 of RCI Act) No person, other than the rehabilitation professional/personnel who possess a recognized rehabilitation qualification and is enrolled on the Central Rehabilitation Register: (a) shall hold office as rehabilitation professional or any such office (by whatever designation called) in Government or in any in institution maintained by a local or other authority; (b) shall practice as rehabilitation professional anywhere in India ; (c) shall be entitled to sign or authenticate any certificate required by any law to be signed or authenticated by a rehabilitation professional; (d) shall be entitled to give any evidence in any court as an experts under section 45 of the Indian Evidence Act, l872 on any matter relating to the handicapped. Any person who acts in contravention of any provision of above shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.


Privileges of Persons Registered with RCI (as mentioned in Chapter III Section 20 of RCI Act) The persons registered with RCI shall be entitled to practice as a rehabilitation Professional/ Personnel in any part of India and to recover in due course of law in respect of such practice any expenses, charges in respect of medicaments or other appliances of any fee to which he/she may be entitled.

The Council brings out publications in the field of rehabilitation and special education. Some regular publications of the Council are mentioned below: 1. Journal of Rehabilitation Council of lndia (JRCI)Bi-annualPriced 2. RCI Newsletter, Quarterly (Bi-lingual)-Priced 3. Manuals on specific disabilities- Reference Book for Training Institutions Priced 4. Status of Disability in India Priced For rnore information and subscription tor RCI publications, please contact RCI.

Library & Documentation

Library and a Documentation Centre has been set up at RCI to cater to the reading and reference needs of professionals/researchers/students/staff having a wide collection of books on different aspects of special education and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.

Navshikhar Channel
In order to transform the way the persons with disabilities are being educated, the Council has launched a joint venture with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Media Lab Asia (MLA), EDUSAT up linking station and TV studio located in the RCI building to connect Study Centres/recognized institutions via satellite to disseminate information for improving the quality of training in the field of disability rehabilitation and special education in the country. Live and Recorded programmes are telecast on different topics to the connected institutions from Monday through Friday between 10.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m.

National Interactive Web Portal Punarbhava on Disability

The Council in collaboration with Media Lab Asia has developed a comprehensive national web portal on disability, named, It serves as a gateway to all related information regarding different disability issues. The promotion of web portals on the internet is one of the initiatives of National Knowledge Commission to open up knowledge sources and resources for public use. The portal is designed to provide all related information regarding different disability issues at one platform. This will enable persons with disabilities, Non Govt. Organizations, governmental organizations, professionals, policy makers, students, parents, community workers and all other stakeholders to access information relating to the disability sector


on a regular basis. The portal is accessible to persons with various disabilities and conforms to W3C standards. The portal may be accessed on:

Zonal Coordination Committees

The Council has adopted a unique method of reaching grass root functionaries by establishing seven Zonal Coordination Committees (ZCC) in collaboration with NGOs/Recognized Institutions. ZCCs have been playing important role in assisting the Council in monitoring of programmes and creating awareness about the activities and policies of RCI in the area of rehabilitation and special education through organization of sensitization programmes, conferences, workshops, etc. in their respective zones. List is available on RCI website.

Distance Education
The distance education programmes were introduced by RCI in 2001 to meet the gap of trained human resource in the country. Therefore, the Council has signed MOUs with Open Universities to offer distance education courses within their respective States except IGNOU which is on an aII India basis.

Distance Education Cell

The DE-CELL was established in the year 2001, from then till now 09 programmes have been launched throughout the Country in collaboration with 10 Universities, both National and State Open Universities. At present DE-CELL, RCI in collaboration with 10 Universities is conducting programmes ranging from Certificate to Master level programmes. The monitoring of the distance education programme under the Cell is a continuous process and regularly the syllabi are revised, new programmes are initiated and the norms to conduct the programmes are reviewed at regular intervals. Foundation Course on Education of Children with Learning Disabilities is one under this cell.

Some Salient Features of the Foundation Course Online Mode

This programme aims to develop the basic competencies, knowledge, understanding attitudes and skills in teachers and enable them to cater to the specific educational need of children with learning disabilities. Moreover, the foundation course will serve as an introductory programme to those learners who are interested to develop professional expertise in the field of learning disabilities. Upon successful completion of this programme the learner, if a graduate, will get weightage of 10 marks to join the B.Ed. Special Education Distance Education program being offered by the various Open Universities within their jurisdiction. Further, those learners who have done diploma/degree in Special Education will get 50 CRE Points after successful completion of this programme.

e-learning Programme on Special Education

The e-Learning is an educational process through computer and internet. In broad sense and simple words when knowledge is imparted with the help of computer, internet technology, CD Rom, DVD, interactive 9|Page

audio video tapes, video conference and other electronic mediums, it is called e-Learning. In addition to the above some of the features of online programme are as follows: Convenience and flexibility to learner. Reduce overall supervised training time. Access course from a variety of locations. Low cost interactive program. In-house program at your door steps.

Distance Education Cell has initiated and designed the e-learning training programme through e-Module. Course content can be accessed online through internet. Any query can be raised by the learners while watching the video/study of modules of the course through internet which would be replied by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).

HOW e-learning Programme Work

After registration is complete, the learner is provided online access to the program. Learner has to create an e-mail address through which registration is required. By logging in with the created ID and password, the learner can open the program and start learning the course (once after the final enrolment is given by the RCI after the documents and payment verification). He/she has to log-in for asking his/her query. Assignments have to be submitted for each block online for the four theory blocks (1-4) of web based Self Learning Material (SLM) available on the e-module. Once the assignments are assigned, you can find them in the assignments page which should be submitted before its due date. The entire programme is designed scientifically for learner to get required knowledge in practical. Web based programs has best of materials designed by renowned experts from the field of special education. Videos of the disability field where in faculty have taught and shared their experience to enhance the learning can be accessed through the emodule. So now register for Online course and complete the course by sitting at the comfort of home.

How to Study
There will be 12 sessions in a calendar year and each session will be of 3 months (90 days) duration. Therefore planning time for reading study materials, participation in self managed practicals and assignment preparation is necessary in online mode. 1. Get clarifications from experts if necessary 2. Watch the multimedia CDs. 3. List the points and skills needed to translate the theoretical learning into practice 4. Prepare and submit assignments online in time 5. Prepare a list of questions to be clarified by the experts for examination and prepare for the final examination(external evaluation)

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6. Prepare a learning outcome based on your current levels of learning using post test form (Self evaluation)

Why Foundation Course on Education of Children with Learning Disabilities Online:

For Learners who cannot attend classroom training programs due to long hours spent on journey to attend classroom training programmes. Class room training programme are convened on fixed days which may not be suitable to the Learners due to his/her preoccupation. Learners from far off places or even from rural areas can take advantageous of e-learning training on Special Education where classroom training is not available at all. Learners may replay it as many times as they desire to understand the subject which is not possible in classroom programmes. What is required from e-learning training on special education is, a computer and the internet connectivity which is easily available even in rural areas.

Aims & Objective of the Foundation Course

The principal objective of the programme is to develop required competencies of in-service teachers and enable them: To effectively understand the various educational needs of children with disabilities. To impart education to children with Learning disabilities in the classroom. To undertake appropriate classroom management for children with disabilities; To undertake remedial or dual teaching of differently abled and Children with learning disabilities.

Programme Content and Structure

Block 1: Introduction to learning disabilities Unit 1: Concept and Definition of Learning disabilities Unit 2: Prevalence and Incidence and Changing perspectives of Learning Disabilities Unit 3: Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Unit 4: Dyscalculia and Dyspraxia Unit 5: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Block 2: Identification and Screening

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Unit 1: Assessment-Need, scope and definition Unit 2: Types of assessment-Formal and Informal Unit 3: Curricular based assessment (CBA) Unit 4: Assessment of academic skills (reading, writing, mathematics) Unit 5: Referrals and interpretation of results Block 3: Teaching Strategies Unit 1: Definition, Scope and need for intervention Unit 2: Strategies for teaching reading Unit 3: Strategies for teaching writing Unit 4: Strategies for teaching Mathematics Unit 5: Strategies for teaching Hindi Block 4: Support systems for education of learning disabilities Unit 1: Inclusion-Meaning and scope Unit 2: Accommodations and provisions across examinations Unit 3: Individualized Education Plan-Differentiation and Curricular adaptation Unit 4: Management of learning disabilities with associated disorders in a Classroom and role of other professionals Unit 5: Collaboration between parents and school Block 5: Practicum Training Unit 1: Development and implementation of screening checklist Unit 2: Development of Curricular based assessment (CBA) tool for a child with learning disabilities Unit 3: Planning and implementing lessons Unit 4: Demonstrating teaching strategies in academic skills-reading, writing, Mathematics Unit 5: Preparation of a behavior modification plan for a child with Learning Disability (Case study needs to be included and the relevant documents to be attached in the document section).

Practicals The work done through this block as noted below will be considered for evaluation of the practical work for this course. Individualized assessment, planning and implementation of education program 12 | P a g e develop a screening schedule and assess two children with LDs on their academic areas.

identify priority goals and develop specific objectives for the selected goals. develop an IEP and implement develop suitable work sheets / TLM to train the children. evaluate progress, write a report and submit. identify children with LDs having problem behaviors. assess and plan program for teaching lessons each in English, Hindi and Mathematics. The teaching has to be carried out in groups. The intention here is to equip you with skills in teaching children of different levels in one group at the same time. develop suitable work sheets/ TLM to train the children. submit all the lesson plans with self evaluation and supervisors evaluation. identify the class with children having LDs. coordinate with the class teacher in advance on the lessons to be taught and make a record. support the children with LD in a class, as the teacher is teaching, to enhance their learning. At least two lessons each in English, Hindi and Math is to be carried out in this manner. evaluate the class with the class teacher. write the report and submit.

Teaching children with LDs in small groups

Teaching in inclusive classroom

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Time Schedule of the Programme:

There will be 12 sessions in a calendar year and each session will be of 3 months (90 days) duration.

Session /Batch Schedule for submission of assignments 1st Batch March 2nd Batch April 3rd Batch - May 4th Batch - June 5th Batch - July 6th Batch - August 7th Batch - September 8th Batch - October 9th Batch - November 10th Batch - December 11th Batch January 12th Batch February Fortnightly Fortnightly Fortnightly Fortnightly Fortnightly Fortnightly Fortnightly Fortnightly Fortnightly Fortnightly Fortnightly Fortnightly June July August September October November December January February March April May June July August September October November December January February March April May Practicals Online Term End Theory Exam

Process of Admission (How to register):

Registrations to the course FC-ECLD (Online) will be open from 1st through 10th of the month during every session. The interested learners can apply online to the Council by following the below mentioned steps: Step-I Visit and on home page, click on Prospectus for Interested Students of FC-ECLD Program or on the eLearning @ RCI icon. Alternatively Learner can directly visit site. 14 | P a g e

Step-II Register yourself online to get your own Login ID and Password

If you are new to the site, Click on Registration button on the left (5th button in the left menu). a) Fill all the fields including the Login id and Password of your preference on the application form and click on Register button. b) You will get a confirmation message and an email. Now you can login with your new Login ID and Password at any time. Remember your Login ID and Password. c) The same Login ID and Password can be used for applying any number of RCIs online courses. Existing users can directly login with your available Id and password.

Step-III Upload all the required documents

a) Keep ready all the scanned copies of the required documents like qualification, employer certificates etc., as mentioned in the Documents to be uploaded column. b) Login into the RCIs elearning site at with the created Login ID and Password. c) Click on the Upload Documents menu item. d) Browse for the zipped file of all your documents or individual documents and click on upload.

Step-IV Enrol yourself online, into a course

a) Keep ready the details of fee payment made either through Demand Draft to RCI or by NEFT transfer. b) Click on My Courses in the left menu. c) Click on Enrol Course to see all RCIs online courses. d) Click on Foundation course on Education of Children with Learning Disabilities to see details of that course. e) You will see a status message about the class start date, available seats etc. f) Click on Enrol Now button if active. g) Select the Skill Training Center feasible to you. h) Select mode of payment like NEFT/Demand Draft and enter those details. i) You will receive an email confirmation and upon validation of your payment and documents, you will be enrolled into the course

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Step-V Send the Demand Draft to RCI, Delhi

a) If fee is paid through Demand Draft then the same should be sent by writing all the required information as mentioned in Fee Payment column to: Head, Distance Education Cell, Rehabilitation Council of India, B-22, Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi 110016.

Note: Payment will be accepted through Demand Draft or NEFT of the nationalized banks. Learners who have deposited the programme fee through demand draft must send the demand draft through Registered/Speed post to RCI office. The enrolment of the course will be completed only upon clearance of the Demand Draft and fulfilment of other eligibility for admission to the Course. The Distance Education Cell will scrutinize the application forms submitted online and will give admission to the eligible learners fulfilling the admission eligibility criteria for the course. Learners can check their status of enrolment in the My Progress page after logging into the e -module.

Accessing the Course Post Registration:

Step I: After the successful enrolment, learner will be given access to the online course. Step II: Login to your account and click on My Courses in left menu to see the enrolled course. Click on course link to learn the online animated content of the course or click on any available links to plan course, download material or work on assignments. Step III: Learner will have access to various menus to find his progress, see reports and help. Step IV: We have provided online chat facility for any doubt or clarification regarding the course. Learners can also access previous queries through learner forum. Step V: You can send e-mail to for any clarification and the same shall be replied within two working days. (E-mail ID of all the approved SME will be uploaded on the e-module) Step VI: Learners have to submit online four (04) assignments, one for each block assigned during the course period. Submission of online assignments shall be a prerequisite for attending Term End Theory Examination.

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Step VII: Learners have to do practicals at any registered school of their choice and should submit the attested copy of the Practical completion form online. Attestation should be done by the competent authority of the school. Practical completion form can be downloaded from the e-module. Step VIII: On completion of three months of course period, online submission of minimum four assignments and submission of attested practical completion form, the dates for online theory Term examination will be updated on the e-module and learners will have to appear online for term end theory examination. The result shall be updated on the website after the completion of examination. Step IX: Learners have to give online request to reappear the Online Term End Examination in case learner fails in the attempt or fails to appear the examination.

Medium of Instruction
In the first phase the FC-ECLD Online programme will be offered in English Medium. Subsequently the programme will be offered in regional languages.

(1) All in-service teachers working at any level would be eligible to take admission to the Course. (2) Any special educator for acquiring additional CRE Points. (3) Individual who want to understand the learning disabilities issues.

Documents to be uploaded for enrolling into FC-ECLD online programme Self attested photograph. Scanned copies of the certificates and mark-sheets in support of educational qualification(s) Employer Certificate. Fee payment for enrolling into FC-ECLD online programme
The fee for the e-learning programme is Rs.1500/- per learner payable at the time of Registration including examination fee. Course fee can be paid either through online NEFT transfer or by sending a Demand Draft. For NEFT transfer, use the following bank details: Account Name : Rehabilitation Council Of India Bank Name : Canara Bank Branch Address : Jit Singh Marg, New Delhi-110067 S.B. A/C No. : 1484101028452 IFSC Code : CNRB0001484 Or a Demand Draft of Rs.1,500/- in favour of the Member Secretary, RCI payable at New Delhi should be sent to RCI by writing the following details on the back of the Demand Draft in capital letters : a) FC-ECLD Online Programme; 17 | P a g e

b) Computer generated application no.(mentioned on the Application Form), c) Code Number and Name of the Skill Training Centre, d) Learner Name and Address with Mobile Number.

Practical Work
As a part of the Practical Papers specific Block-wise assignments and Project Work will be assigned. The theory assignments have to be submitted online by the learners. The project work and other practical work as per block 5 have to be submitted at the Skill Training Centre as per the instructions of the Coordinator of the Skill Training Centre as per the framework of Skill Training Programme.

Self-Learning Material:
All learners will be able to download the comprehensive self-learning material (SLM) available on the emodule in the form of PDF. Renowned authors specially design the self-learning material for the FC-ECLD online course, with the distance learning online methodology in mind. The self-learning material includes self-assessment questions also.

Web-Based Support Services:

DE Cell has a sophisticated Web-Portal/ E-module providing the facilities listed below which the learners can use: Personalized interface and unique login for each learner through the Learners Centre Login. Facility to submit assignments online at any time before its due date. Facility to attend the Term End Examination online, provided all pre-requisite criteria to appear in the term end examination is fulfilled. View important instructions regarding exams, assignments and other activities through a Message Board. Facility to view academic status. Facility to send e-mails to DE Cell representatives as per nature of query in order to receive a prompt response.

Skill Training Programme

In online Learning, Skill Training Programme is an important activity. The main objective of the programme is to provide hands on training and develop the various skills of the learners to deal effectively the CWLD in any educational set up. 7 days Skill Training Programme will be organized at the Skill Training Centre at one stretch just after completion of prescribed login hours and online submission of assignments for all the four theory blocks of the course. Eligibility for Attending Skill Training Programme : Minimum study hour of 10 hours completed which is recorded for every learner by the software. 18 | P a g e

Four assignments for the theory blocks must be submitted online. Software generated eligibility certificate must be produced at Skill Training Centre to join the Skill Training Programme. Note: 100% attendance at Skill Training Programme is mandatory to attend the Term End Examination.

Scheme of Evaluation
The Scheme of Evaluation will consist of two main components: Internal Assessment (Assignments and Practicals) External Examination. (Practicals & Theory)

Block-wise Distribution of Marks

For the Theory components of Blocks 1, 2, 3 & 4 the ratio of marks between Internal Assessment (Assignments) and External Examination will be 20:80 For Practical Components of Block 5 the ratio of marks between Internal Assessment and External Examination will be 60:40

Methodology of Internal Assessment

The internal assessment of the theory components of the course given in Blocks 1, 2, 3 & 4 will be based on 4 Assignments, one from each Block of 5 marks each. The internal and external assessment of the Practical components of the course given in Block 5 will be based on practical records and viva voce.

Allocation of Marks
The Programme has been assigned a total of 200 marks, which includes 100 marks for Theory and 100 marks for the Practical Components. In the programme, emphasis is given to the development of practical skills especially in the area of learning disability. In order to be successful in the Programme the learner has to fulfill the following conditions: the learner has to secure (1) A minimum of 40% marks in each of the two components, i.e., (1) Internal Assessment, and, (2) External Examinations, separately; in Theory Components (2) In Practical Components a minimum of overall 50% marks in both(1) Internal Assessment, and, (2) External Examinations ; separately and, (3) An overall 50% of marks in total aggregate.

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Term End Examination

The Online Term End Theory Examination (TEE) will be held every month at approved Skill Training Centres. The duration of the examination will be of 1 hour. The date of theory examination will be displayed on the website and printed in the e-hall ticket. The Term End Examination in Practical will be conducted on the last day of the Skill Training programme for every batch. Note: Learner must carry student card/ I- Card to the Examination centre

Eligibility for Examination

Learners registered to FC-ECLD online mode programme shall be eligible to appear in the TEE subject to fulfillment of the following conditions: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) Completed minimum duration of 90 days after confirmation of admission. Access the online course for a minimum duration of 10 hours. The learners have attended 100 per cent of the prescribed Skill Training Programme at the Skill training Centre (s). Carried all the requirements for the Programme: completed and submitted prescribed number of assignments online, appeared in Practical Tests conducted during STP, submitted Practical records, Learners have not caused any act of indiscipline at the STP.


The DE-CELL; RCI will be able to consider a learner for granting permission to appear in the term-end examination, subject to the fulfillment of the above prescribed conditions.

Award of Certificate to Successful Learner

A successful learner of the Programme will be issued a certificate of completion by the RCI.

Provisions for Unsuccessful Learners

(1) Unsuccessful learners shall be permitted to appear at 2 subsequent examinations. After the expiry of this provision, the learners will have to seek fresh admission and no credit will be carried over. (2) Learners eligible under the above provision and willing to appear in the subsequent examination(s) in any theory/practical component or both shall have to submit application on prescribed forms online available on the e-module. For unsuccessful learners not securing minimum passing marks i.e. 60% ,in assignments have to be re-submit online under the special provision of as per the re submission assignments provision

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For unsuccessful learners not securing minimum passing marks i.e. 60% , in practicals have to redo the practicals. A learner will have to clear both theory and practical components in a maximum period of 12 months after admission.

RCI Certification
The successful learners of this Foundation Course which has been formulated by RCI will be eligible to get "Provisional Registration" from the Rehabilitation Council of India to impart education to the children with disability in Integrated School/Inclusive/special /General schools for 3 years. Those learners who have done Diploma/Degree in Special Education will get 50 additional Continuing Rehabilitation Education (CRE) Points

General Instructions on Online Foundation Course

Refund of Fee
Any fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Legal Jurisdiction
All matters of any dispute shall be limited to Delhi Court only. The place of jurisdiction for filing of a suit, if necessary, will be only Delhi

Fee Policies for the Program

Learners admitted on provisional basis will not be allowed to appear for exams till the time they comply with all the deficiencies mentioned in the provisional admission letter. DE Cell is not liable to refund any excess / unidentified fees paid by the learners towards program / course / exam or any other fees. Learners must ensure & retain proof of receipt sent to DE Cell. processed under suspense account. Such demand drafts can be claimed / transferred to the respective learners account in the same batch, i.e. the last date of submission of online application form after which such queries / applications will not be entertained / processed. Learners must submit a formal application for the same on or before the last date along with a proof. The amount paid as programme fee, examination fees and revaluation fees are non-refundable / non-transferable.

Demand Drafts received without any information of the learners and / or type of fees remitted is

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Learners are informed not to send any type of fees in the form of cash by post / courier. DE Cell will not be responsible for the return or loss of cash sent by post / courier, etc. Demand draft will be accepted only for SSA/ state Govt. sponsored learners.

Each learner has to send a separate Demand Draft towards any applicable fees. Consolidated

Cancellation of Admission
It is the sole responsibility of the learners to pay all prescribed fees as per the timelines mentioned on the website for the FC-ECLD program in which he / she has enrolled. If a learner fails to pay the fees as per the timelines, then in such a case his / her admission shall stand cancelled. In case of learners enrolled on a provisional basis, if the documents required for the purpose of eligibility are not submitted on or before the last date as mentioned on the website or if submitted with deficiencies (not in the manner prescribed) and the deficiencies are not made good on or before the date mentioned on the website or within 15 days of communication to that effect whichever is later, then his / her admission shall stand cancelled. In both the cases as mentioned above, the learners is not entitled to any refund of paid fees.

Any cancellation refund request received after the due date will not be accepted. Important Dates Online enrolment should be done by 10th of every month Last date for submitting the programme fees in the form of demand draft so as to reach DE-CELL is
by 15th of that month.

Last date for uploading all documents for admission confirmation of provisionally admitted learners
is 20th of that month.

Important Information for Learners

This prospectus and application form is valid for one year for the FC-ECLD online programme commencing in 2012. It is mandatory for all learners to appear and pass Term End Theory & practical of exam, assignments, case studies, project as prescribed for the FC-ECLD Online program. Learners who have been given provisional admission will not be allowed to appear for exams unless their admissions are confirmed. Communications related to program fees, exams, submission of assignments, etc. will not be sent to the learners by post. Learners should visit the website and / or learners centre login regularly for the updates. Re-evaluation is not allowed for online exams, practical exams & online assignments.

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Learners who have passed in all examination / assignments will not be allowed to reappear for the same for improvement of marks. Learners can only reappear / re-attempt any assignment / examination in which they have failed. a) Confirm admission. b) Record User name & Password provided. c) Study online the minimum prescribed duration (10 hours) d) Submit at least 4 assignments online. e) Clear queries from Subject Matter Experts, SMEs through Online. f) Submit practical records as per curriculum prescribed. i) Check eligibility for appearing on line Term End Theory Examination. k) Submit request for re-appearing on line Term End Theory Examination in case learners fails in the first attempt or fails to appear the examination. Take Printout of result. For clarification of queries pertaining to Registration error, Registration correction , change of name , change of address, Change of STP ,Assignment award entry, practical award entry, STP eligibility certificate , appearing on line Term End Theory Examination, Hall ticket, Change of exam centre , award of term end theory exam, receipt of completion certificate and any other technical issues E-mail request must be forwarded with Login ID, Name & Course to Learner can mail queries or contact : Head of Distance Education Cell, Rehabilitation Council of India Phone: 011-26511618, Fax: 011-26534291 E-mail:

Right to Amend Rules
The DE CELL, RCI reserves the right to amend the rules and regulations whenever and wherever considered necessary and appropriate. Such amendments will be intimated to the learner through RCI Website . Therefore, this e-prospectus and the descriptions contained herein are not to be construed as a contract binding on the DE CELL, RCI to any specific policies. Possible changes include, but are not limited to, passing requirements, eligibility criteria for examinations, fee structure, refund policy, admission cancellation policies and rules, curriculum and course content, examination pattern, policies and timelines, certification and assignment pattern, exam and contact program centres and such other matters, as may be considered relevant.

Important Points

Instructions given in the e-prospectus are the rules of the programme. Learners desirous to enrol themselves for FCED online programme should ensure that they have necessary computer based operational knowledge, as majority of the services / communications related to the programs are computer /web based. DE Cell, RCI shall not be liable for any operational loss / damage arising out of deficiency of such knowledge /computer skills to the Candidate.

Learners Undertaking
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for the admission / application form to the FC-ECLD programme are assumed to have read the rules and policies related to provisional admission, cancellation of admission and refund of fees and disclaimer above and agree to the same, as mentioned on the admission form. Note : No donation or capitation fee is charged for admission to any course at any institute / Skill Training Centres recognized by RCI for FC-ECLD Online programme .

Other Useful Information

Issue of Duplicate Grade Card/Mark Sheet
A duplicate Grade Card is issued after a request is made on the prescribed form along with a draft of Rs.50/- to be paid in favor of Member Secretary, RCI, New Delhi.

Simultaneous Registration
Learners enrolled in a programme of one year or longer duration of any University can register themselves for the FC-ECLD Online programme. However, if there is any clash of dates of exam schedule between the two programmes, DE, CELL, RCI will not be in a position to make adjustment.

How to Approach the DE-CELL:

During the course of study the learners might require some further information or knowledge about rules and regulations. They must know whom to contact for specific information. We are providing information about these matters below under the heading Some Useful Addresse.

Useful Address
Academic Head, Implementing & Monitoring Cell Rehabilitation Council of India B-22, Qutub Institutional Area New Delhi-110016 Email: Head, Distance Education Cell Rehabilitation Council of India B-22, Qutub Institutional Area New Delhi-110016 Email:

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LIST OF SKILL TRAINING CENTRES TO CONDUCT FOUNDATION COURSE ON EDUCATION OF CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES THROUGH- ONLINE MODE (W.E.F 15th March, 2012) S.No Inst Code Name & Address of the Institute CHANDIGARH 1 CH10001 Indian National Portage Association, Room No:14-15, B-4,18, 1st floor, Karuna Sadan, Sector-11- B, Chandigarh- 11 DELHI 2 DL10007 D Potential Kidz
Pocket 52, House No. 54, LGF, Basement, C.R.Park, New Delhi 110019. Ms. Sapna Zarwal. Phone: 11-65672288 ; 09212133464 Dr. Sara Begum Phone: 11-26823108 Fax: 011-26984418 Ms.Geet Oberoi Phone: 1140529564 ; 09810833346 Email: Dr.Rajiv Nandy Phone: 1165095147 ; 9818409489 . www.indiamart/shristinstitutefo Mrs. Annie Koshi Phone: 11-26103926 ; 26171440 Fax:26187470 ;9810191793 Email: Contact: Dr. Tehal Kohli Ph: 2600951, 9417372091 Email:

Contact Details


Faculty of Education, Jamia Milia Islamia, Jamia Nagar ,New Delhi 110025.


Orkids Foundation
16/7, Kalkaji , New Delhi - 110019


C-272, Opp. Mahila CollegeVivek Vihar, Vikas Marg Extn, Delhi 110092.


St. Marys School

B-2, Safardarjung Enclave, Madam Sara Mathew Lane, New Delhi 110029.

HARAYANA 7 HR10005 Society for Advance Study in Rehabilitation B-45, Dayal Bagh, Charmwood , Faridabad, Haryana-121009 Contacts:
Ms. Diana Lil Philip Ph: 0129 6457611, 9818177403

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KERALA 8 KL10006 Vigyan Valley Learning Centre

Sunshine Street, South Janatha Road Palarivattom, Cochin - 682 025 Ajit Sacheendran Phone: 04842340426/2340424 Email:

MAHARASHTRA 9 MH10011 Dr. Anjali Morris Health and Education foundation

301, Gopur Apartments, Ghole RoadAbove Bafna Cars, 1195/7, Shivajinagar, Pune Mrs. Freny Tarapore Phone: 020-25538157, 64010142

RAJASTHAN 10 RJ10006 Society for welfare of Mentally Handicapped

4A, Behind Dainik Bhaskar, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Jaipur - 302015 Mr. N.K.Modi Phone: 1412711683 / 5127469; 9414297652


Institutional campus, Dr. Gabriel

Ph:0452-6455655 ; 0452
2375917 Ms. Jayanthi Shivkumar Phone: 4442803798; 9840639084 Email: Dr. K. Selvaraj Phone: 4224397671 ; 9965559062, 9842006144. Email:

Pasumalai, Madurai - 625 004. 12 TN10026 Sangford Schools

27, 5th Main Road, CBI Colony, Kandanchavadi, Chennai - 600 096



Vazhikatti Mental Health Centre and Research Institute

25, Nehru Street, B.R. Puram, Tirupur Textiles Bus Stop, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu, Coimbatore - 641 004.

UTTARAKHAND 14 UT10002 RAPHAEL, Ryder Chesire International Centre, P.O. Box No.157, Mohini Road End, Trans Rispana PH- 0135-2674901, 2676091,

Fax: 0135-2673949

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Nadi, Dehradun248 001.

Email :

Institutes will be included in the approved skill training centre list as and when the approval is given by RCI. Please keep seeing website for the updated list.

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Format for Certificate of Employment:

Certificate of Employment
Name of the Learner :

Nature of the Employment :

Period of Employment

This is to certify that above statement is correct to the best of my knowledge & belief. Name of the head of the Institution /School: Signature of the Employing Authority : Seal : Address : Registration number if any :

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