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On the Waves of Brain

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A fairly standard consensual definition of learning is “a relatively permanent changes in behavior those results from practice” (Atkinson et al). It is however an important criterion that “learned behavior “is not pre-programmed or wholly instinctive. Behavior changes as a result of maturation.

Learning is also related to interaction with the environment. Learning is progressive development of personality, but we can also find some abruptions in this ongoing process of learning which is coined as “learning disability”.

Learning Disability is a specific term which is used for different intellectual disabilities. An individual’s capacity to retain and reproduce information is affected. The problem is mainly noticed in the school years. Problem in learning and writing are seen, thus his academic performances are deteriorated and with the passage of time it can lead to negative implications on the personality. There is a situation of internal conflict to make a mark in the peer circle and prove his potential as also at the same time there is an external social conflict which disturbs the emotional and psychological well-being of the child. Till the recent years, it was treated to be a personality problem and was tagged as retardation but recently a new idea had emerged for treating these children as having a learning problem and now it is graded as a different kind of intelligence.

This Idea is quite significant and valuable in the modern context when economic pressures have over weighted the social responsibilities of motherhood and in totality parenting has become a tedious task ever. Furthermore, academic pressures, career expectations of parents have shown a steep hike due to tough competitions. All these conditions have created a vacuum and need to be trapped. ”Taare Zameen Par (Hindi Movie: 2007)” as an iconary has given an edge to the issue of learning disability. Thus this book, which has explored the various arenas of personality with special reference to learning disability, will worth as “a must read” for Parents, Special educator, Management Scholars and Academicians along with people working for NGO’s.

About the Authors
Dr. Samta Jain has earned Doctorate in Psychology and currently working as a Professor, Program Coordinator and Research Coordinator at IBS Mumbai, a premiere B-School of the country. She has 13 years of experience in Corporate and academic fields and has extended several training programs, consultations to Corporate, NGO’s and Academic Institutions. She has been on regular training panels for Rajasthan Police Academy. Her consultations include corporate restructuring, Recruitments, Job Profiling, Performance Appraisal and Reward Systems, Job Evaluations, Competency Mapping, Assessment Centres, behavioral and soft skills trainings etc.

She is also an author, writer and regular contributor to many magazines and Journals of National and International level. She has contributed 40 National and International Papers. She is a Consulting Editor of Dimensions, an International Journal of Management by IBS Mumbai. She started her academic career at IIM Ahmedabad  as an Academic Associate and Junior Faculty.

She has been awarded Human Rights Millennium Award-2000 jointly by IIHR, UNESCO and UNICEF. She has also been conferred with “Ms. Super Brain Award” consolation prize four times by CSR, New Delhi. She is a recipient of Bharat Excellence Award conferred by FFI, New Delhi for her special contribution to environmental research. She is an Honorary Advisor to Ansted University, UK.

Ms. Jyotika Saxena did her masters in Clinical Psychology from SNDT University in the year 1995 and has been practicing in the field of psychology for the last 14yrs. She has been conducting psychometric test for children and adults and also counseling sessions for adults. She has used different therapies for children, like behavior modification, play therapy, REBT etc. She has also conducted several workshops for teachers, parents and children on different topics.

She has also conducted corporate workshops and trainings for mid-level managers in the area of soft skills and has also contributed several articles on different topics like Music therapy, Holy Anger, Transactional Analysis.

She is a Member of the Rehabilitation Council of India.(RCI) and International Member of the American Psychological Association.


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