M.Ed Ph.D. School Psychology, California State University the USA
Member Karnataka Child Welfare Commission
The Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH) is an evidence-based approach to training individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. It is one of the most valid treatment programs for this population.
It considers the various features of Autism and attempts to reduce the difficulties faced by the individuals on the spectrum using structured and continuous intervention, environmental adaptations and by helping them use alternative ways of communication.
This training session will introduce the TEACCH approach to professionals and students by helping them understand the basic principles behind the approach and some examples of how it can be implemented in therapeutic and educational settings.
Topics to be covered in the session:
- Understanding Autism and its characteristics
- Looking at Autism through the TEACCH lens
- Basic principles of TEACCH
- Applying TEACCH in educational settings
- Critique of the TEACCH approach
- Participants will understand the basic principles of this approach
- Participants will be able to incorporate visual strategies and a structured approach to working with individuals
with ASD into their current practice
- Participants will be trained to look at therapeutic interventions in a child-centric way.
- Participants will understand how to use this approach to work with individuals across the lifespan.
Who can attend:
- Professionals: Special educators, psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and
other professionals working with special needs.
- Students: Students from postgraduate and above for the workshop.
- Parents of special needs children.
- Psychology students of Bishop cotton college can attend the first day of the workshop. The second day is a practical
activity-based workshop open to only limited delegates and students from masters and above.
- Professionals/Parents: Rs 3000/-
- Students for Both Days: Rs 2500/-
- Students of Bishop Cottons: for both Days: Rs 1500/-
for the first Day: Rs 750/-
Please Note: First day we can accommodate more candidates but the second day is limited to a maximum of 40 seats as it is an activity-based practical workshop. Seats will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
P.S The price is inclusive of Tea/Lunch during the workshop timings.
Dr. Bindiya Shajith received her doctoral degree in School Psychology from North Carolina State University, USA, in 2012. She also received a Masters Degree in Special Education from NC State in 2004 and was licensed to be a Special Education teacher in the state of North Carolina, USA.
She earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala, India. She also has a post-graduate diploma in Child Rights Law from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
Dr. Bindiya has about 13 years of experience working with children and adolescents. She is trained in the evaluation and treatment of Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Autism, and Anxiety in children and adolescents. She uses a cognitive-behavioral approach to treatment and has also been trained in ABA and the TEACCH approach to treating Autism.
Her work within the public- school system in the United States has provided extensive training in parent and teacher consultation. In addition, she is experienced in providing study skills and social skills training for children and adolescents. She also has experience in working with children and adolescents with school refusal, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and repetitive behavior disorders.
She is currently the only certified professional in India in Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS), an evidence-based approach towards working with children and adolescents with behavioral difficulties.
Dr. Bindiya currently runs a consultation service called MITR of the Child (Movement towards Inclusion Training and Rehabilitation of the Child) in Bangalore. MITR supports children and families affected by developmental disabilities, learning difficulties and behavioral concerns in Bangalore. She provides consultative services for parents, schools, and other organizations that facilitate inclusion.
In addition to working directly with children with disabilities, she is also involved in training parents and teachers of children affected by disabilities. She is an advocate of inclusive education and has consulted for various regular schools to facilitate the inclusion of children with special needs.
Dr. Bindiya has worked as a part-time lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She is currently a member of the Karnataka Child Welfare Committee in the Bangalore Urban District. She occasionally helps the Karnataka police in interviewing child victims of sexual abuse.
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