Thiruvananthapuram, July 11: National Institute of Speech & Hearing (NISH) together with the Directorate of Social Justice is conducting its 21st live online Interactive Disability Awareness Seminar (NIDAS) on July 15th. The seminar, which is first of its kind on this subject, deals with “Speech Language disability in children with Epilepsy. It will be handled by Ms Manju Mohan, Speech Therapist, Sree Chithira Thirunal Institute of Medical Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram.
The seminar will commence at NISH campus at 10.30 it will be available at all the District Child Protection Units (DCPU) offices via the internet. The two and a half-hour programme in Malayalam aims to reach out across the state to larger numbers of parents and caregivers, who are not aware of the implications of disability.
Those who wish to participate from DCPU offices may contact the nearest Child Protection Unit Officer in the following numbers for registration: Thiruvananthapuram (0471-2345121, 8281128237), Kollam (0474-2791597, 9446028868), Pathanamthitta (0468-2319998,9747833366), Alappuzha (0477-2241644, 9447140786), Kottayam (0481-2580548, 9447506971), Idukki (0486-2200108,9496456464), Ernakulam (0484-2609177,9446731299),Thrissur (0487-2364445, 9447382095), Palakkad(0491-2531098,9446689508), Malappuram (0483-2978888,9447243009), Kozhikode (0495-2378920,9496438920), Wayanad (04936-246098,9446162901), Kannur (0490-2326199,8289889926)and Kasargod (04994-256990,9447580121).
Participants from Trivandrum district can also attend at NISH by registering at 0471- 3066658. Registration is also available on the website http://nish.ac.in/others/news/568. Participants should either have a personal computer, laptop or tablet with reliable high-speed internet connectivity, webcam and microphone.
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