Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari organized one Free Speech and Language Therapy Camp at Vivekananda Kendra Medical Center, Laipuli, Tinsukia, Assam from 1st to 20th June 2019. Chaitrali Hemant Pavnaskar, a speech and language therapist from Pune rendered her valuable service during the camp. 20 children with speech and language difficulties attended the camp. She did the diagnosis and provided appropriate therapeutic interventions. She did counseling for the parents and taught them how to communicate with their child. 5 children with Cochlear Implants also attended the camp. This is to be mentioned that all these Cochlear Implants were done through Vivekananda Kendra in collaboration with Max Hospital, Delhi last year.
Along with the camp, we organized one workshop also for the speech and language trainers of Snehalaya, a local NGO of Tinsukia. The duration of the workshop was for 15 days. As speech and language therapy needs long term follow up, the team Snehalaya will do it.
The camp was very successful and we got all support from local ENT Doctors and other professionals, working on this field.