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Importance of Vocational Skills Training for the Uniquely-Abled

Unique abilities are of several types. Being uniquely-abled is an umbrella term that means a lot of things. These include mental health conditions and well as physical disabilities. That aside, many people become uniquely-abled later in their life. Whatever be the condition, vocational skills training can play a major role in integrating uniquely-abled people to the mainstream society. In most cases, vocational training is the first step to equip uniquely-abled people with the capabilities to land a better chance of employment.

But it’s important that vocational skills training are implemented in the proper way to achieve the desired goals. In many situations, children having special needs are compelled to attend the same classes like other children. Inclusion is often not seamless. While this helps in neuro-typical and special needs children getting to know each other better, many times, the institution is unaware that the latter group may need additional support to match their peers.

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This is where vocational skills training programs come into play. These courses are particularly tailored to fit special needs children. Another advantage of these programs is that the classes are likely to be less crowded compared to the regular ones. One-on-one interaction between the students and teachers is more possible in vocational programs. This gives the instructor a better chance to come up with individual modules for each student. Once these children get proper training, integrating them into the mainstream becomes easier.

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Prabuddha Neogi

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