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Continuing Rehabilitative Education on

Autism Spectrum Disorder –

Development of Communication Skills On 9th, 10th & 11th August 2012

at

NISH

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SPEECH & HEARING TRIVANDRUM

This CRE programme aims to provide basic information on the autism spectrum disorder to help equip the practicing professionals with tools needed to identify early signs of autism, work with families of affected individuals, and implement optimal treatments.


OUTLINE PROGRAMME DAY-1 9th August, 2012

Typical language and communication development in children and the deviancies exhibited in ASD

DAY-2 10th August, 2012

Differential diagnosis of ASD and management strategies

DAY-3 11th August, 2012

Assistive communication devices and mainstreaming

Autism Spectrum Disorder –

Development of Communication

INTRODUCTION Autism is characterized by a spectrum of abnormal behaviors that include marked impairment in reciprocal social interaction; communication difficulties; and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of interests and activities. The vast growing increment in the incidence & prevalence of autism necessitate the awareness and early identification of this disorder among the general public and the concerned disciplines. Because of the diverse nature of this disorder, very few trained professionals are available to rehabilitate these children. Hence there is an immense need in this direction. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Special educators and therapists who are working towards the rehabilitation of the children with autism spectrum disorders and who would welcome the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals in this field.


TOPICS: Development of language and communication in children Deviancies in ASD Strategies to enhance language comprehension and expression Use of assistive communication devices

Accommodation The participants who need accommodation, please contact the coordinator before 4th August, 2012 (Details below)

Registration Before 4th August, 2012: Rs.550/After 4th August, 2012: Rs. 600/-

(Payable as Cash/DD)

*DD should be in favor of NISH payable at Trivandrum. Please enclose it along with the application form. Limited seats! Registration on first come first served basis In order to secure your seat, send the registration fee along with completed registration form by 4th August, 2012 to the Co-coordinator, CRE Programme. Registration form can be downloaded from our website www.nish.ac.in .For Further information, please contact in the following address: Ms. Arya S S CRE Co-ordinator Department of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology, National Institute of Speech & Hearing (NISH) Karimanal P O Thiruvananthapuram 695 583 Kerala, India Tel: 0471 3066666 Ext: 625 Fax: +91-471-3066699 E-mail: aryasivadasan@nish.ac.in


CRE Program