Diagnosing Children with Special Educational Needs in Kazakhstan

Project: Research project

Call title (Call ID)

Faculty Development Competitive Research Grant Program 2019-2021

Project Description

This is a proposal for a 2 year project which explores understandings and processes of diagnosing children with special educational needs in Kazakhstan. It involves a survey and interviews with professionals involved in the diagnostic process and observations of Commissions who carry out assessments. The project is a partnership between Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education (NUGSE), Nazarbayev University School of Medicine (NUSOM) and Astana Medical University (AMU).

The objective of this study is to explore the processes and mechanisms involved in the diagnosis of children with special educational needs, in particular Autism and intellectual impairment, in order to gain understanding of these processes and practices within this context. The focus on Autism and intellectual impairment has been chosen as non-normative (subjective) categories which do not possess objective assessment measures. Hence, there are potential challenges relating to diagnosis as discussed in this proposal, which will be explored through this research. The results of this study can also inform the development of the diagnosis and education/rehabilitation of other groups of students with special educational needs. The aim of his study will be to ultimately provide recommendations to the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health, to strengthen and improve diagnostic systems and processes in place.
Short titleDiagnosis of Special Educational Needs
AcronymDSEN
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/31/1912/31/21

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special educational needs
Kazakhstan
autism
diagnostic
Ministry of Education
university education
school
ministry
rehabilitation
medicine
interview
health
education
Group
student

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Special Educational Needs
  • assessment
  • identification