How to promote resilience in special needs children amid Covid 19?
"A child is embedded in interactions with friends, family, community. The way those other systems are functioning plays a huge role in the capacity of that child to overcome adversity." says Ann S. Masten Resilience Defined - According to the American Psychological Association (APA), Resilience is “The process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of stress”. Literally, the term Resilience means ‘to bounce back’ to normalcy or a healthy mental functioning after facing a significant stressor. A number of biological, psychological, social and cultural factors together forms the basis of resilience ...
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Special education during Covid 19 – FAQs
“My daughter is 7-year-old and is on the spectrum. Before the lockdown, she had a shadow teacher in school and was also getting remedial education services. With online classes now, there is quite some dilemma as to what will help her the best.” The lockdown induced by the outbreak of Covid 19 has affected the education of young, school going children immensely. It is being predicted that school shutdowns is having, and may continue to have, some major repercussions. This interrupted school year has been particularly hard for children with special needs. The sudden break from the usual classroom learning, ...
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How to get work done during the lockdown?
Many of us have had little experience of working from home. Our usual work entails face to face human interaction, commute and then coming back home to relax and rest. A lot of us don’t even look at our home as a place where we usually work, perhaps a little left-over work or extended work but not full time. Moreover, we have added responsibilities at home that most likely we were assisted in by someone else earlier. Therefore, this sudden change has made our work schedule disoriented and motivation towards responsibilities weaker as compared to before. Although this is completely ...
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Interpersonal Conflict in the face of a Crisis
(An understanding of the effective ways to manage conflict within the home during the course of the COVID- 19 breakout) During the current scenario, a majority of us are spending most, if not all of our time at home. The options of ‘escape’ as a way to avoid conflicts, that were accessible earlier are now out of reach. In addition, there are very low levels of predictability of the future circumstances. To top it all, there is a conglomeration of people living in limited spaces. Now more than ever, it becomes crucial to build a system through which arguments, disagreements ...
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Diving deeper inward to deal with the chaos outward
Introspection of psychological and emotional well being in the time of crisis, the impact on our mental health and possible interventions. We are facing a global mental health crisis that has affected most of us and challenged our capacity to cope. The health care and the financial systems are struggling to cope with the overwhelming situation. There is a state of lock down in most parts of the world that has hampered the normal functioning and has affected our thinking, feelings and behavior. We are all adjusting with the way technology and online work and interaction is the sole form ...
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