Children with Special Needs (CWSN) are those who have some type of disability and require exceptional care and extra help. The special needs of these children depend on the nature of their disability. Various conditions and disabilities can be classified into four major categories:
Behavioral or Emotional
Our current concern is about children and adolescents who fall under category 3 & 4. Common Developmental Disabilities include Autism Spectrum Disorder & Down’s Syndrome. Children with behavioral or emotional disabilities may find it difficult to build or maintain interpersonal relationships, or to learn new things. They may also feel depressed or anxious. ADHD and ADD are common types of behavioral disabilities.
Specific Learning Disabilities is a group of disabling conditions that hampers a person’s ability to listen, think, speak, write, spell, or do mathematical calculations. One or more of these abilities may be hampered.
Early intervention is specialised support for children with disability, autism or other additional needs including developmental delay. Apart from Mental Health Professionals, Special Educators, Speech Therapists and Occupational Therapista play key roles in the intervention process. They can also empower parents and other caregivers to take active role in supporting their childrent and accelerating desired changes in them.
A day-long workshop will be held on the above mentioned topic at DANA on Sunday, the 19th March, 2023. The Key Speakers will be Dr Anirban Roy, acclaimed Child-Psychiatrist and Ms Tanushri Das, Senior Special Educator. The Moderator will be Prof (Dr) Gautam Bandyopadhyay, Head of yje Dept of Psychiatry, Kolkata Medical College & Hospital.
Intersted persons may join. For free registraion: Call DANA 9051252231.