Mysuru: The All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), in association with the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), is conducting a five-day national seminar on 'Functional Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Finding the Harmony' at the AIISH premises, which began on Monday. It will conclude on December 20.
Approximately 50 external participants and 30 internal participants will be benefitted by this seminar. The objective of the seminar is to bring together the rehabilitation professional including special educators, teachers, clinical psychologists and speech-language pathologists in order to enlighten them on the effective management of children with autism, which in turn has implications in the overall quality of life.
During these five days, comprehensive management skills for improvement of attention, cognition, socialisation, integration of left and right hemispheres, drama therapy drum circle facilitation, rhythm story expression and educational management of children with ASD are included. The resource experts for the seminar are Parasuram Ramamoorthi, Merry Barua, Vasundhra Das, Paul John Dear and Rajini Singh P.
Manjula, HOD Special Education welcomed the chief guest, Prof. Parasuram Ramamoorthi and the participants. Kadambari, one of the coordinators of the seminar gave a brief overview of the programme. Parasuram Ramamoorthi, Chairman-Velvi Trust, who inaugurated the seminar, spoke briefly about autism and the importance of art as a form of intervention for those in the spectrum.
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