Thiruvananthapuram: As part of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) here has been holding a self-screening programme for parents, who are concerned over their children’s feeding behaviour, from December 3 to 7 on its campus here.
The event, planned by the Department of Neuro-Developmental Sciences (NDS) of NISH, is aimed at creating awareness on feeding difficulties in children and the intervention strategies needed to overcome the problems. The International Day for Persons with Disabilities fell on December 3.
On the sidelines of the programme, an orientation lecture on ‘Issues Related to Feeding in Children’ on December 7 at Orchid Hall in Thejus building on the NISH campus from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. Parents, social workers, nurses, and primary healthcare professionals can attend the programme.
Arya Manoharan and Aswathy A K, Speech Language Pathologists, NDS, will make presentations on ‘Feeding Difficulties in Neuro developmental Disorders’ like cerebral palsy, global developmental disorders and autism spectrum disorders.
Shyni M T, Physiotherapist and Neethu Thampi M, Occupational Therapist, will talk on ‘Importance of Posture and Oral Sensory and Motor Skills Associated in Feeding.’