Psychiatrist Harish Shetty said that new schools admit such students with learning problems to make much of their inclusive policy.
In many schools, it is the counsellors who have been accused of advising to remove the students.
“Three days ago, a four-year old boy was sent to us with a certificate from the school counsellor stating that he was unfit to study in the school. The certificate did not have any proper registration number, which is mandatory for such papers,’’ said Dr Samir DalwaI, developmental pediatrician.
Dr Anuradha Sovani of the Institute for Psychological Health said most schools are not clear about who can be appointed as a counsellor. “Schools are appointing self-anointed counsellors who are wrongly advising schools. Schools should check their before appointing them,'' she said.