Training & Development
Developing the role of Occupational Therapy in Inclusive Education in Pakistan
A team of researchers consisting of teachers and occupational therapists used Collaborative Action Research at The AMI School. They worked at whole school and classroom level to develop strategies, materials and lesson plans that enabled children with special needs and their classmates to learn and play together effectively.
The ultimate aim was that all children with disabilities and other special needs should be enrolled in mainstream schools and that all children must be taught the same curriculum, instead of segregating children into different schools. This project was funded by The British Council Pakistan and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.
All the processes and products were recorded systematically in reflective logs, which were used to produce a book “Inclusive Education in Pakistan: A Resource Guide for Teachers and Occupational Therapists”. As the name suggests this is a very practical book, which supports mainstream schools to become more inclusive of children with disabilities and special needs.
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