Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Learning Disabilities

Tharini sent me this and I was so heartened to see a symposium like this in India. This is in Chennai, but I hope a simlar effort gets undertaken in other cities as well.

What it is
A multi-disciplinary conference on dyslexia- Samyukth on Jan 30 and Jan 31 at IIT Madras.

Why you should attend
The programme aims at discussing solutions in an Indian context and includes language acquisition processing and disorders in children with learning disability, behavior modification and social issues, efficacy of Math games, kinesiology, indigenous remedial techniques that work, the Irlen syndrome (a learning disorder associated with dyslexia), adaptations and innovations in helping children from 5-15 and the Multiple Intelligence Approach.

Who are the speakers
The event hosts speakers from across the world- Mala Nataraj, (Department of Mathematics Selwyn College, NZ), Mindy Eichorn (Special Educator from Tennesssee), Shobha Madhavan (Lecturer- Deeside College, UK) , experts on learning disability, multiple intelligence, orthography and literacy acquisition, Irlen research, and leading faculty from NIMHANS

Who should attend
This conference is open to remedial teachers, therapists, mainstream teachers, Principals, counselors and parents, students and researchers who are interested in the field. The event involves psychiatrists, special educators and mainstream teachers presenting their experience and work in the field of dyslexia

Contact
MDA at 044-65622462 or Subha Vaidyanathan at 98844-18327

Last word:- "Early identification of children "at risk" and early intervention makes main-streaming easier", says Lakshmi Radhakrishnan, senior consultant from Madras Dyslexia Association (MDA)," and who can be better equipped to help, than a child's teacher?"

3 comments:

Girl Next Door (gnd) said...

Interesting, Dottie! Will send to my sis in Chennai and see if she can forward to anyone who may need this! Thanks for passing on the info!

Thanks to the movie "Taare Zameen Par", people are more open about dyslexia in India - in a society where social stigma can have very adverse effects!!

Thanks also to Tara for always keeping on top of these issues!!

PG said...

good to know.

Tharini said...

Thanks Dottie, for posting this. Thanks much!