NISH to host webinar on communication for parents of disabled

Thiruvananthapuram, June 11: The National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) has planned an online seminar on “Communication: Methods other than Speech” for the parents and caregivers of children with communication impairment on June 16, in collaboration with the Directorate of Social Justice.  

The online Interactive Disability Awareness Seminar (NIDAS) will be led by Ms. Sangeetha G.S, Speech Language Pathologist, Department of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology, NISH, Thiruvananthapuram. 

This is the 32nd webinar being organized by NISH on this topics and related subjects.

The proceedings will be streamed live for registered participants from the NISH campus at Akkulam in the city from 10.30 am.

It will be simultaneously webcast to all the District Child Protection Units (DCPU) offices in 14 districts for the audiences there.

The two-and-a-half hour webinar, to be conducted in Malayalam, aims at creating awareness on Augmentative and Alternative Communication methods and how they help improve the ability of an individual with communication impairment to communicate effectively.

Those who wish to participate in the webinar may contact the nearest Child Protection Units Officer or register online at

Registrants should have a personal computer/laptop/tablet along with reliable high-speed internet connectivity, webcam and microphone to take part in the discussions.

Interested participants can register via telephone, 0471-3066675.

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