Workshop on Specific Learning Disorder     

Date : 27-02-2020 to 29-02-2020

Place : Niraivagam, Chennai

The first year students of M.Sc. Counselling Psychology attended a certificate Programme on Specific learning disorder in Niraivagam, Chennai. It was organised by the Niravagam (Psychological) Counselling Centre from 27th to 29th February 2020. All the first years (19 students) together with the Head of the Department Rev. Dr. I. Joe Sanjay and the College Counsellor Ms. Latha Munusamy were present for the workshop. There were ten more participants from various other organizations and institutions present for the workshop. The workshop began on 9.00 a.m. in the morning with a short inauguration. Mr.Thaddeus handled the first day of the workshop and he introduced the topic and explained what exactly learning disorder is, and its causes. Then we also learned the various types of learning disorder.

In the afternoon, we went to a mentally challenged home nearby and we spoke with the in charge and met the inmates there. In the evening session, Mrs. Anni taught us the play way method of remedials for the children with LD. It was taught in a more practical way.  Then the next day Rev. Fr.James handled the sessions. He explained about the brain structure and functions. Then he also explained about various types of tests that can be done for the children with learning disorder. Then he also taught the “NIMHANS BATTERY” and the ways to use them.  

On the third day, once again Mr.Thaddeus handled the session. He explained the various types of tests as well as teaching methods that are available. Then the three days seminar ended with a valedictory function. All the participants were given certificates and it was incredibly informative and enlightening for all the students.