Department of Special Needs Education
Who likes to be a Special Child and receive Special Needs Education? There may be as many answers to this question as there are special children. Being a child is a very personal matter; this is no less true for the special child. For most of us, childhood seems a mysterious phenomenon of human experience, a time of growth, a time of learning and unlimited potential, a time of fantasy and a play, a time of living in one’s mind. For some, childhood also can be a time of frustration, a time of confinement, a time of disappointment. For special children the later can be often the case.
Special Children are those who are significantly different from other children in some important dimensions of human functioning or special children are those of a physical, psychological, cognitive, or social factors makes the realization of their needs and full potential difficulty. For these children, skilled interventions and special cares are needed in order to help them develop their potential. This version encompasses the deaf, the blind, the speech impaired, the crippled, the mentally retarded, the emotionally disturbed and so on. Even the gifted
Children with high IQ’s must be recognized as special because skilled intervention by trained professionals might be required in order for them to develop to their fullest potentials. Thus education provided by a specially trained teacher with the use of appropriate facilities, specialized methods and materials ,there by and redemptions is special education.
The formal beginning of the education for the disabled (blind ) in Nepal goes back to 1964 with the opening of a blind section in laboratory School in Kathmandu with initiation of Lloyad Stevens,an American Peace Corps volunteer.
- Two-year Master of Education (M.Ed.)
- Two-year Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Needs Education (SNE), a new academic programme started from March 2015, is designed to produce high level human resources required for governmental and non-governmental organizations and universities. Specially, the graduates of this programme will work as teacher educators to teach SNE courses at Bachelor level in different campuses and as experts at different agencies under Ministry of Education, and national and international non-governmental organizations.
Nam Raj Neupane (PhD)
Ram Chandra Giri
Former head, Lecturer
Ganesh Prasad Khanal
Former head & member
Shovhakhar Aryal (PhD)
This programme was started jointly at Central Department of Education, Kirtipur by Faculty of Education, TribhuvanUniveristy/ Nepal and Changwon National University/South Korea under Leading University Project for International Cooperation (LUPIC). The project providied technical as well as financial support to develop courses and run the academic programmes for four years. A concerted effort was made to develop SNE courses in several stages.Now,Project has been handovered to TU,and Tri-bhuvan University has solely responsible to run the program.
M.Ed. in SNE consists of 69 credit hours.
SN. Ed. 515 Fundamentals of Special Needs and Inclusive Education
SN. Ed. 516 Socialization and Communication Skills
SN. Ed. 517 Psychology and Individual Differences
SN. Ed. 518 Learning diversity and disability in Inclusive Classroom
SN. Ed. 525 Education for Children with Visual Impairment
SN. Ed. 526 Education for Children with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Impairment
SN. Ed. 527 Assessment of Children with Special Needs
SN. Ed. 528 Theories and Practices of Behavioural modification
SN. Ed. Instructional Techniques for Special Needs and Inclusive Education
SN. Ed. 536 Education for Children with Multiple Disability
SN. Ed. 537 Emotional, Behavioural and Autism Spectrum Disorders
SN. Ed.538 Assistive Technology in Special Needs Education
\SN. Ed. 545 Sports, Cultural and Recreational Activities for Special Needs Children
SN. Ed. 546 Multiple Intelligence Approaches to Teaching Children with Special Needs
Note: The courses mentioned in above table are developed for those students who study SNE from the beginning. When B.Ed. in SNE from TU will be produced, those courses will be revised to maintain vertical integration with special education courses of B.Ed.
One year Bachelor in Special Education(1 year B.Ed)
Department of Special Education runs one year B.Ed. Courses with major in Special Needs Education. A person graduated from TU and other recognized universities can join this program. In this course Curriculum, Foundations of Education and Advanced Educational Psychology are the core courses and Two Specialization courses and one practicum each of 100 marks constitute the whole courses structure of total 600 marks. Kangnam University South Korea was supported for few years to provide the scholarship to encourage the prominent students.
Namraj Neupane, Lecturer [Head]