Wasim Ahmad

Wasim Ahmad
National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities · Special Education

MEd. MPhil. PhD. Special Education (Intellectual Disability)

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Introduction
I hold MSc. (App. Psy.), MA (Soc.), MEd., MPhil and PhD in Special Education (Intellectual Disability), lives in Chandigarh, India.
Additional affiliations
September 2014 - present
Government Rehabilitation Institute for Intellectual Disabilities
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Teaching DEd, BEd & MEd (Special Education-Intellectual Disability) Students
Education
July 2010 - July 2013
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University
Field of study
  • Special Education-Intellectual Disability

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Publications (59)
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Background: During the past two decades, self-determination has emerged as an important concept in education, progress, and services delivery for persons with disabilities. Objective: This study attempted to find out the effect of teacher's training on enhancing self-determination among individuals with intellectual disability (IID) with respect to...
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Among the 113 million children who are deprived of their basic human right to education, disabled children probably comprise the highest proportion. UNICEF-EAPRO estimates that “only 1 in every 50 children with disability has access to education”. Inclusive education is a strategy based on human rights and democratic principles that confronts all f...
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An inclusive classroom comprises diverse learners with varying levels of abilities, skills, intelligence, and so on. The diversity of the class imposes great challenges on educators and the presence of any behavior should not become a stumbling block for the progress of the children. Problem behaviors of children in the classroom may frustrate the...
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Context: It is generally believed that persons with intellectual disability (PWID) do not have sufficient knowledge about sex and sexuality. As there is not much published work from India, such an attitude of clinicians and caregivers appears more to be an assumption. The scant information from other countries on sex and sexuality of the PWID canno...
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Background Behavioral problems among young persons with intellectual disabilities (IDs) are pronounced, and it has been of significant concern for field practitioners. Different investigators have used various techniques and methods to study behavioral problems among persons with intellectual disabilities. Objective The study was conducted to exami...
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Background: Awareness among parents having children with intellectual disabilities has been a major concern for the last many decades. Despite several policies and plans of the government somehow, the desired awareness among the parents has not yet been created. Objective: The objective of this study was conducted to find out the knowledge, attitud...
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Prof. BS Chavan, a researcher, academician who was well known for his exemplary contribution to the community of mentally ill people. He has been instrumental in starting many initiatives to the welfare of persons with disabilities. He worked in various academic and administrative positions such as Joint Director at Govt Rehabilitation Institute fo...
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The job satisfaction has been a key factor in one's life. These factors have been very important as far as disability rehabilitation field is concerned. The present study was conducted to investigate the level of job satisfaction among special educators and its correlation with general education teachers. The sample for the present study were 50 sp...
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An inclusive classroom comprises diverse learners with varying levels of abilities, skills, intelligence, and so on. The diversity of the class imposes great challenges on educators and the presence of any deviant behavior should not become a stumbling block for the progress of the children. Problem behaviors of children in the classroom may frustr...
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In last ten years, there has been a great change in the field of disability rehabilitation. The tremendous development has occurred especially after the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) enactment. It’s a matter of pride that India was the 7th signatory country of UNCRPD. Hence, India had to ensure the implem...
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Multiple disability is the most vulnerable type of disability that poses unique challenges for the individual who is afflicted with. The combination of disabilities, severity, age of onset, and nature of the condition are the factors that strongly influence the way they learn or behave. Identification and assessment of such individuals with multipl...
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The view that intellectual disability is principally a medical problem and hence they require medical attention had gone. At present, this view is replaced with a concept that intellectual disability is an educational as well as a developmental issue and the essential needs are related to advocacy, individualized attention and support, and flexibil...
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Adults with intellectual disability are considered as unemployable as they are incapable to participate in the labor force of the country which is competitive. It is a known fact that they were living in the segregated institutions with the primary concern of safety and security. The basic human rights of all citizens were given prime focus during...
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While it is a matter of subjective interpretation, special education may most simply refer to an education that is not conducted in a regular classroom. Today, educators need to clearly understand the history of their profession and be aware of the best instructional method for different learner needs. Also, the historical perspectives of special e...
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When the co-occurrence of different disabilities inhibits a child from performing a range of tasks, the resulting functional limitations decrease the extent of interaction with the surroundings, thus reducing the opportunities for that child to attain potential developmental and learning goals (Dugan et al., 2006). Such children with functional lim...
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The Rights of Persons with Disability Act (2016) talks of 21 disabilities, and research shows that the rate of disability is increasing day by day, making it more challenging for regular classroom teachers to do modifications and accommodations for children with special needs. United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD...
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Globally, disability is considered as a construct with complex nature, and many rehabilitation approaches had tried to encounter the challenges posed by it. Though definitions of disabilities vary across the countries, the practices, strategies, and approaches share a common perception about the disability issues. Normalization, mainstreaming, inte...
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The curriculum is the totality of all the skills, practices, involvements, and experiences provided by a school or an institute during its training period of students. Experiences which comprise the curriculum are purposefully planned by the school, in a very logical manner, including in and out of school experiences, which always have a strong rel...
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Disability is not only a medical issue but also a health concern. It mirrors the issues people face due to their connection with society and due to their physical constraints. People with disabilities remain a segregated part of society. They likewise experience different obstructions because of limitations of their participation. The 2001 Indian C...
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Background: Creativity is the means to create new ideas and product with existing but unrelated materials or situation. Creativity is the combination of thinking and producing. Creativity will bloom where intelligence is there as it is ever expanding and not bound by rules. Objective: To find out the relationship between creativity and intelligence...
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Background: Most of the parents have no idea that how and when they should educate about sexual health to their typically growing children. It is important for parents to educate their children with intellectual disability about sexual health. The risk of sexual exploitation and abuse is very high in individuals with intellectual disability. Obje...
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Background: The self-directed Individualized Education Program (SDIEP) can be a powerful tool for individual with disabilities to learn and practice decision-making and other skills leading to enhanced self-esteem. Active participation encourages empowerment and ownership by the individual. The SDIEP can be extremely important because it teaches ch...
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Background: Self-concept plays a vital role in one’s life. It becomes essential for the teachers to have a better concept of self which helps them to provide better services and learning opportunities to their students. Objective: Study was conducted to find out the self-concept among teacher trainees pursuing B. Ed. general and special education....
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The present chapter highlights the importance of a school readiness program for children with disabilities (preferably mild category of developmental disabilities) in achieving successful inclusive education. A practical model of school readiness program for children with mild intellectual disability which is practiced at Government Rehabilitation...
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Dr. BS Chavan left for his heavenly abode on 4th December 2020 due to cancer and has left a void. Dr Chavan was the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Disability Management and Rehabilitation (JDMR). Dr Chavan is known for his work and contribution for the upliftment of persons with disabilities. Dr Chavan did his MBBS from Government Medica...
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It was a sad day on 4th December, 2020 when we all got to know that Dr BS Chavan, a man with a great vision has left for his heavenly abode. It is indeed an irreparable loss for the society and professionals working in the field of psychiatry and disability. His passion to reach the unreached made him to take up the responsibility of Govt Institute...
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According to 2011 Census of India, there are about 0.16 crore persons with Intellectual Disability (ID). The emergence of COVID-19 pandemic was a conundrum which has affected the lives of these 0.16 crore people with intellectual disability and their families in many ways - both positive and negative. While there is hardly any Indian literature pub...
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Good social skills help the individuals to make relationship easy in the community. Individuals with intellectual disability have limited ability to learn social skills due to sub normality of intelligence. Thus, there is need to train them for social skills either by their family or by their teachers in the schools. Positive Behavior Intervention...
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Background: Prosocial behavior is the behavior of living in harmony with others. Individuals with intellectual disability have poor interpersonal skills and immature behavior; these problems affect the ability of the children to cope up with special education needs and other self-help skills. Objective: The main objective of the present study was t...
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Introduction: transition planning and self-determination are important concept, which need to be practiced by the special educators to improve life of persons with intellectual disability. Objective: To develop the concept of transition planning and self-determination among the special educators for their students with intellectual disability. Meth...
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Background: Choice of career is one of the significant decisions' one makes to determine his/her future. It is a procedure of choosing a career path which can include choices regarding education and training for preparing a given career. It has been proven by a few researchers that an individual's choice of career is influenced by numerous factors....
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The attitude plays a vital role in the mainstreaming of individuals with intellectual disability. The mainstream pre-service teachers must have a positive attitude towards individuals with intellectual disability.The present study was conducted to find out the attitude and its determinants among pre-service teachers. 100 participants who were pursu...
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The present study attempted to find out the effect of teachers' training on developing transition planning among individuals with intellectual disability (IID) with respect to gender and age. Individuals with intellectual disability (N=50) were intervened by the trained special educators. Single group pre and post test design has been used. Vocatio...
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The focus of this paper is to examine critically the development of inclusive educational policy for children with special educational needs in India. The move towards inclusion of people with disability in the mainstream has been a fairly recent development. In India we have many policies and programmes which aim at education for all particularly...
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The issue of quality has become critical in many countries that are expanding enrolments rapidly to achieve Education for All by 2015. The demand for qualified and quality teachers has been continuously on the increase the world over. To improve the teacher education system in the country, National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), which sets n...
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India is a country with all level policies promoting community inclusion and inclusive education. Despite these policies, people with disabilities are often excluded from schools and community life. According to the World Health Organization (2005), approximately 10% of the world’s population has a disability, and 80% of those with disabilities liv...
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Education and training of persons with intellectual disabilities are now not limited to only very basic needs of life. Today, there is a growing concern of an ideal quality life for persons with disabilities which has also been supported by the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and as of now it is their inherent right. In the present st...
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Background: Emotional maturity may be considered as backbone of an individual. However, its relevance is more in the field of teaching and learning. Academic achievement is equally important for the teachers and the students as well. Objective: The study was designed to find out the difference between emotional maturity and academic achievement amo...
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Though the existence of plagiarism was found thousands of years ago, it has been a major concern in the academic and scientific research even today. The advancements in the printing technology and increased use of internet has led plagiarism related issues to a significant level. This is more challenging and prevalent in the developing countries li...
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Among the 113 million children who are deprived of their basic human right to education, disabled children probably comprise the highest proportion. UNICEF-EAPRO estimates that “only 1 in every 50 children with disabilities have access to education”. Inclusive education is a strategy based on human rights and democratic principles that confronts al...
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The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of audio visuals on developing self determination among individuals with intellectual disability. Single group, pre and post tests experimental method was used. The sample, consisting five individuals with mild intellectual disability (i.e. IQ 50-70), was selected by using purposive sampling metho...
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Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) is the intelligence with which we address and solve problems of meaning and value. “It is the soul’s intelligence with which we heal ourselves and with which we make ourselves whole. SQ is the intelligence that rests in that deep part of the self that is connected to wisdom from beyond the ego, or conscious mind. It is n...
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Modeling which is based on the visual imitation, is a teaching technique commonly used to teach children with intellectual disability. Children with intellectual disability are benefitted by modeling technique especially in learning functional skills or daily living skills. The present study was conducted to develop daily living skills among childr...
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Education for students with disabilities has long been an issue of concern in India, as well as in abroad. An individual with a disability studying in mainstream educational institutions experiences many difficulties in navigating through the critical course of the Indian educational system. Higher education has seen a paradigm shift in India since...
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This paper throws lights on policy perspectives of inclusive education. How inclusive education has been perceived over a year in India. It gives a brief overview of Disabilities related acts and and inclusive education. At the end it highlights the status of inclusive education in india.
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Background: The present investigation is attempted to find out the efficacy of training the special educators on promoting transition from school to work among individuals with intellectual disability. Methods: This study equipped the special educators with necessary skills and knowledge to plan transition from school to work for individuals with i...
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Background: Sexuality is an integral part of human life. As per Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, sex comes under the basic need of human beings, and in the era of the right-based world for persons with intellectual disabilities, we cannot neglect this issue. Unfortunately, the topic is not included in any of the curricula of children with intellectual...
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The study found out the effect of Bocce game on developing visual motor integration among children with intellectual disability. Results also showed a significant difference with respect to gender. Thus, the intervention through Bocce game has been considered as a valuable technique which improves visual motor integration among children with intell...
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This investigation is about finding out the effect of training on the perception of special educators on self determination among individuals with intellectual disability. The teachers were given training on self determination, pre and post tests were conducted to find out the effect. The findings of the study suggests that there was a drastic chan...
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Values are related to a person's behavior, function ideal activities and needs. Human values are attached with the conduct through which life style and personality of a person has been affected. Values are the set of principles through which the conduct is regulated and directed. The culture and traditions are the original source of human values. V...
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Background: It has been proven by several researchers that an individual having greater need for achievement has better quality of life. Objectives: The aim of study was to find out the difference in the Achievement Motivation of General and Special Education (MR) Teacher Trainees with reference to their Specialization, Qualification and Marital St...
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According to the well-known definition of burnout given by Maslach, 1976; Maslach and Jackson, 1981 burned out people suffer from emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and a reduced sense of personal accomplishment. Burnout is a variable that continues to sustain international research interest. The most widely adopted tool measuring the burnout...
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In India, we have many policies and programmes which aim at education for all particularly students with disabilities taken by government and non government organizations. The paper provides an in-depth and critical examination of efforts being undertaken under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) towards the education of children with disabilities. Thi...
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The use of computer based technology has become the need of the day due to different reasons. The technological advancement has brought the use of sophisticated hardware and software like radio, television, tape recorder, films, and transparency in the field of education. The professionals/teachers of today employ numerous information communication...
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The psychosocial development is highly essential for any individual for the smooth functioning of the self as well as with respect to social context. Even though emotional intelligence is not a new concept which has been used by the psychologists and other school psychology professionals in the regular schools since few decades, very less importanc...

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I need some theoretical inputs on the term Cognition and Cognitive Functioning
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Dear all,
I am planning for registering for the Postdoctoral program from India. I seek help from the senior colleagues as am going to work on Brain Gym Exercises and Cognitive Functioning of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. I will be more than grateful for your kind advice and suggestions.!
With respect and gratitude!
Wasim Ahmad
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Hello everyone!
Please can anyone help me, For Scope of Descriptive Research? Any help or advice would be appreciated.
With respect and best wishes!
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Dear Sir/Madam,
If anyone could please provide me with a list of substantial differences between curriculum design and curriculum development.
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We have planned to publish an edited book, “Inclusive Education: Perspectives, Challenges and Prospects”, with an international leading publishing house. We look forward to educators, rehab professionals, and allied professionals' valuable participation by contributing chapters to this edited book. It may please be shared with friends/colleagues in the field of Inclusive Education/ Special Education/ Disability Rehabilitation. Soon table of contents of the proposed book shall be shared.
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It is going to be a reference book for the undergraduates and postgraduate students of Special Education (Intellectual and Developmental Disability), Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing and Psychiatric Social Work.
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This book is likely to address the academic needs of faculty, students and other allied professionals working in the field of disability. This book is comprehensive in nature as it covers all the major disabilities.