Friday, January 23, 2009

SAMYUKTH 2009

A couple of days ago, I was approached by a reader...to feature some information on this blog to draw attention to a particular event, called Samyukth.

This is what she had to say about it:

I volunteer with an organization called the Madras Dyslexia Association, and we have an event called Samyukth, which brings together several educators and researchers in the field, to discuss indigenous learning techniques that work in helping dylexics. This conference is open to remedial teachers, therapists, mainstream teachers, Principals, counselors and parents, students and researchers who are interested in the field. The event involves psychiatrists, special educators and mainstream teachers presenting their experience and work in the field of dyslexia.

The details of the event are listed below.

What it is : A multi-disciplinary conference on dyslexia- Samyukth on Jan 30 and Jan 31 at IIT Madras.

Why you should attend : The programme aims at discussing solutions in an Indian context and includes language acquisition processing and disorders in children with learning disability, behavior modification and social issues, efficacy of Math games, kinesiology, indigenous remedial techniques that work, the Irlen syndrome (a learning disorder associated with dyslexia), adaptations and innovations in helping children from 5-15 and the Multiple Intelligence Approach.

Who should attend : This conference is open to remedial teachers, therapists, mainstream teachers, Principals, counselors and parents, students and researchers who are interested in the field. The event involves psychiatrists, special educators and mainstream teachers presenting their experience and work in the field of dyslexia.

Who are the speakers : The event hosts speakers from across the world- Mala Nataraj, (Department of Mathematics Selwyn College, NZ), Mindy Eichorn (Special Educator from Tennesssee), Shobha Madhavan (Lecturer- Deeside College, UK) , experts on learning disability, multiple intelligence, orthography and literacy acquisition, Irlen research, and leading faculty from NIMHANS.

Contact : MDA at 044-65622462 or Subha Vaidyanathan at 98844-18327

Last word : “Early identification of children "at risk" and early intervention makes main-streaming easier”, says Lakshmi Radhakrishnan, senior consultant from Madras Dyslexia Association (MDA),” and who can be better equipped to help, than a child’s teacher?”

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