Mysuru: The All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) is conducting a two-day national seminar on the early identification and intervention of communication disorders in children on the 25th and 26th September.
As per the WHO, about 3 in every 1000 newborns are likely to have permanent hearing loss. Similarly, more than 14% of school-going children are at-risk for various speech-language and hearing disorders. Such children need to be identified very early so that the disorders do not lead to permanent disability and compromise the quality of life of children and their family. Currently, the early identification and intervention services are available in isolated geographical pockets. This seminar aims to empower the speech-language pathologists and audiologists to develop a comprehensive program for early identification and intervention in the geographical region where they are already providing the services.
This RCI-CRE approved seminar will provide a panoramic view of different speech-language and hearing disorders in the pediatric population, their impact on the child and the family, need for early identification & intervention, best practices, and networking models for a successful program.
Eminent professionals from pediatrics, speech pathology, audiology, community medicine and bio-statistics will be sharing their insights during the 12 plenary talks and a practical session. The program will be inaugurated by Dr. M Jayaram, Professor & Head, dept. of Speech-language pathology & Audiology, Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education & Research, Kolar and Dr. Prashanth, Professor & Head, department of pediatrics, JSS medical college, Prof. P Manjula, Dean – Research & Development and Director I/C, AIISH will preside the program. Dr. M Jayaram will also set the tone for the seminar through his keynote address on ‘Current Status of Screening for Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders in Pediatric Population in India and the Path Ahead’.
About 200 delegates coming from different parts of the country will benefit from the program.