There are host of distinctive ways for education and training of children with special needs. Gentle teaching is one educational tool that has shown to be effective towards progress in students with special needs. It is a unique relational approach centered on building safe, loving and engaged relationships. With the amendment of RTE Act and progress of legal provisions for protection of child rights; there is now a blanket ban over punishment of any form, physical or mental. Gentle Teaching being an absolute non-aversive approach; most certainly stands as an answer for the protection of the marginalized children with special needs. This paper examines the awareness among trained special educators about effectiveness of gentle teaching for children with special needs.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN