Post Date
Jun 03 2023

Developing Digital Aids for Early Diagnosis and Intervention of Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities

There is a rough estimate that around 2 million children in Pakistan are effected by learning disabilities and majority of them are diagnosed at a very late age. This project aimed to understand and address the needs of children with learning (Dyslexia) and developmental (Autism) disabilities in Pakistan thus helping them to perform well academically and socially. For both groups, the emphasis was on helping parents, caregivers, and teachers in early diagnosis and supporting them with digital tools for improving URDU language skills (reading, speaking and eventually writing) of children with disabilities. Another key objective was to run a national prevalence study, starting from Lahore and then broadening it to Punjab, to understand the overall pervasiveness of these disabilities.