Workshop on Signs and Symptoms of Learning Difficulty
During the workshop conducted at St. Mary’s High School, Malad-West on 13th June 2023, the teachers not only learned about identifying learning difficulties and implementing interventions but also expressed their need for counsellors within the school setting. They recognized the importance of having counsellors as a valuable resource to facilitate communication between parents and teachers, particularly when addressing the concerns of students with learning difficulties.
Teachers acknowledged that open and effective communication with parents is crucial in understanding a student’s unique needs and developing appropriate strategies to support their learning journey. They recognized that counsellors play a vital role in bridging this communication gap, acting as intermediaries who can facilitate productive discussions between parents and teachers.
By having counsellors as part of the school’s support system, teachers felt more confident in addressing the concerns and challenges faced by students with learning difficulties. They
expressed a desire for counsellors to be actively involved in the process of developing individualised education plans and interventions for students, ensuring a collaborative approach between all stakeholders.
The teachers’ feedback highlighted their recognition of the counsellors’ expertise in understanding and addressing the emotional and academic needs of students with learning difficulties. They believed that the presence of counsellors would not only enhance the quality of support provided to these students but also create a stronger partnership between teachers and parents in fostering their educational success.
Overall, the teachers emphasised the need for counsellors within the school environment, recognizing their role in facilitating effective communication and collaboration between parents and teachers for students with learning difficulties.