Special Education Research
Research in the field of Special Needs Education mainly involves material preparation for remedial teaching, planning and executing research projects, conducting and reporting research studies, etc. In addition, Samveda organizes awareness campaigns for parents / teachers, seminars, workshops, etc.
Developing the Samveda Remedial Teaching Model has been an on going research work for the past four years. At present, this program is crippled due to lack of funds. In order to develop awareness among educators, policy makers and society at large Samveda is making continuous efforts since its inception. This is needed because a major change in the educational policy has to be made relating to disadvantaged groups. It is essential to increase resources and intensify efforts to effectively deal with problems of school exclusion. Innovative methods of remedial teaching and experiences need to be shared among like-minded researchers. Samveda’s non-traditional teaching methods aimed at reaching the children with SLD and OHI needs to be compared with similar experiments.
Dr.Prakash.P is a faculty (Reader) in the Department of Psychology, University of Mysore, Mysore. After obtaining his masters from the University of Mysore, he went to centre of advanced studies in psychology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar from where he obtained his M Phil and Ph.D. His major research interests include reading and writing, dyslexia, cognition and child development. He had his training in Medical Research Council-Cognitive Development Unit, London, UK during his doctoral work. He is also the recipient of Mombusho Fellowship (Japan), A I E J fellowship (Japan), Fulbright Fellowship (USA). His international collaboration include universities in Japan, US, Canada and Singapore. Over the years he has become an integral part of Samveda’s ventures along with Surendranath P. Nishanimut , for the development of Special Needs Education in India.
The general aim of Samveda’s research program is to promote political and technical dialogue related to Special Needs Education at international, regional and sub regional levels with a view to extend education for all. In this direction, effort has been made to create a web site on the Internet, which is both informative and interactive.