AIKYA helps to promote the welfare and interests of children with Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome and specific learning disabilities. To improve the support these children receive, AIKYA provides a wide range of materials for teachers, parents and others who work with children with special needs. We hope this blog will be a valuable resource for parents, schools, teachers, and professionals.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Autism Workshop at NEYAM - AIKYA's 2nd Special School
A workshop on Autism was conducted at the NEYAM centre located at St. Thomas Mount. Ms. Parvathy Viswanath, a doctor, and occupational therapist spoke with the parents of children with Autism.
Ms. Parvathy said that instead of going for costly toys such as lego, we can use Bengal Gram or Chenna that is at home. In the same way, instead of using clay, we can always use wheat flour and ask the kids to make a dough.
Simple things used to build Shapes
She also said that there are lot of people with Autism who have extraordinary skills in one field such as singing or drawing. But, we cannot expect all children with Autism to have such great skills. We need to be practical and accept few limitations.
For more event photos, click here.