PHOTOS & REPORT OF INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR ON UNDERSTANDING LEARNING DISABILITY – PROSPECTS AND CONCERNS

A two-day International webinar on “Understanding Learning Disability – Prospects and Concerns” was held on 22.02.2022 & 23.02.2022

The program was inaugurated on 22.02.2022 with a prayer song in the presence and blessings of Swami Garishthanandaji Maharaj, Administrative Head, RKMVERI-FDMSE.  Dr. Sudha A, Assistant Professor & HoD, Department of Intellectual Disability, RKMVERI-FDMSE welcomed the audience.  The inaugural address was delivered by Shri. Nachiketa Rout, Director, National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities, Chennai. He highlighted the need for early intervention and also, focused to look into the language development of the child at an early age.

Special Address was delivered by Dr. N. Muthaiah, Dean, and RKMVERI-FDMSE. He mentioned that defining and classifying Learning disabilities need to be addressed with accurate boundaries so that appropriate intervention could be planned and executed in line with quality education proposed by Sustainable Developmental Goal, 2030.

Dr.Saumya Chandra, Assistant Professor, RKMVERI-FDMSE proposed a vote of thanks.

In total 205 delegates from all over India and abroad registered for the program. Apart from that all faculty members, research scholars, and teacher trainees of RKMVERI-FDMSE attended the program.

There were Nine Technical sessions and twenty-six paper presentations in the two days of the webinar.  Technical sessions were handled by eminent experts in the field from India and abroad.

Details of Technical Sessions:

Sessions

Resource Persons

Topic Handled

1

Dr. Jayanthi Narayan

Visiting Professor of Inclusive Education, Faculty of Health, Education and Society, University of Northampton, UK

Specific Learning Disability: An overview

2

Dr. Roopesh B. N.

Additional Professor & Consultant: child and adolescent mental health unit; adjunct faculty: Centre for Psychosocial support in disaster management, dept. of clinical psychology, NIMHANS,Bengaluru, India

Learning Disability-Identification, classification  and Assessment

 

3

Dr. Sudha. A

Assistan t Professor &HoD, Department of Intellectual Disability, RKMVERI-FDMSE

Remediation for children with dyslexia

4

Ms. Farida Raj ,

Director, Centre for special education, Hyderabad, India

Demystifying Dyspraxia

5

Dr. Saumya Chandra,

Assistant Professor, Department of Intellectual Disability, RKMVERI-FDMSE

Teenagers with Learning Disability: Issues through the other window inside!

6

Dr. Geet Oberoi, ORKIDS, New Delhi

 

First Screen, a screening app for SLD – Introduction, Usage & Scope

7

Mrs. Geetha Gopi, Director of Programs, Sashaktikaran, Cochin, Kerala

 

Enabling access to School Curriculum for Children with Learning Disabilities

8

Dr.Anupma  Sethi, Empower Kids, USA

 

Remediation to overcome Dyscalculia

9

Ms. Archana Pokharel Rimal,

Director, Anmol Special Education Center, Nepal

Perspectives on children with Learning Disabilities in Nepal

 

The valedictory function of the webinar was held on 23.02.2022.   Dr. Anupam Ahuja, Head, Division of International Relations, NCERT, New Delhi was the chief guest.  She addressed the delegates and highlighted the significance of systematic changes for persons with learning disabilities and the importance of more research in the area.  Feedback was collected from the delegates and the e-certificates were distributed to all the participants.  The program concluded with the national anthem.

The program was streamed through zoom meet and the YouTube channel provided by the RKMVERI CBE.