HYDERABAD: Farida Raj, a renowned Special Education teacher, a writer, remedial teaching expert and an educationist has launched her fourth book 'Understanding Learning Difficulties' published by the Cambridge Press which is a part of a series for providing primary and secondary teachers with their professional training and development.
"Each and every student is different and dealing with them should indeed be different than branding them as lazy and subject them to punishment" says Farida Raj. It is necessary for the parents and also the teachers to interact with their kids, to recognize the problem and the probable cause of failure. In India teachers are much more exam oriented than student-centric as there is huge competition in the real world that parents are having unrealistic expectations from their children.
"Teach the way the child learns" says Farida Raj highlighting that there are indeed no bad students but only bad teachers.
She even emphasised the stigma around dyslexia and dispraxia which does not let parents accept that their child needs extra attention, and are even neglected in the hands of their teacher.
The book 'Understanding Learning Difficulties' is a breakthrough for all the teachers at the initial primary level.
Farida Raj a native of Mumbai, settled in Hyderabad, a B.Ed and M.Ed from bombay who pursued a specialisation in U.K. She has authored two other books in Urdu 'Zaviye Zindagike' and 'Humari Sehat Ki Zamin' and one book in English 'Breaking Through' which was translated into Marathi , Hindi and Telugu.
Farida is also a Laadli Media awards winner for Gender Sensitivity and a teacher for the past 35 years.