M'lore: Workshop at Father Muller Focuses on Children with Special Communication Needs

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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (PS)

Mangalore, Sep 7: Father Muller College of Speech and Hearing organized a daylong workshop on ‘Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC): Communication Made Better’ at FMMC Decennial Memorial Hall here on Wednesday Septmber 7.

The Speech and Hearing department of Father Muller College organized the workshop to provide information and guidance to teachers, speech language pathologists among others who are involved with the children with special communication needs.

Dr Preeja Balan, consultant speech language pathologist, Bangalore was the resource person.
The chief guest of the programme was Moses Jayashekar, DDPI, DK district.  Speaking on the occasion he said that communication impairment in children may lead to cerebral palsy, mental retardation and other associated language disorders. Such children need integrated education otherwise they may suffer from inferior complex and thereby loneliness.

Hearing impairment also may lead to lack of vocabulary which in turn adversely affect their communication skill, he pointed. In the district as many as 675 bed ridden students are being extended with home based education, 2 days in every week teachers visit their houses and teach them. All the Government facilities including mid day meal, he noted.

Fr Patrick Rodrigues, FMCI, presided. Fr Denis D’Sa, administrator, FMMC, FMCOSH, Dr B S Rai, Akhilesh P M, principal, FMCOSH among others were present.


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