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Early Intervention and Family Centered Services: Bridging the Gap to Participation and Inclusion for Children with Disabilities

16th & 17th February , 2023

About The Event

Amar Seva Sangam’s Centre of Excellence in Rehabilitation and Development for Children with Disabilities has teamed up with Manipal Academy of Higher Education, University of Toronto’s International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation and McGill University’s Global Health Rehabilitation Initiative to present an international symposium titled Early Intervention and Family Centered Services: Bridging the Gap to Participation and Inclusion for Children with Disabilities.

This 2-day symposium will feature speakers who are globally recognized experts in early intervention and child development and will focus on family centered care, caregiver coaching, partnering with parents for participation and child inclusion and community based services.

Open to all including: families, therapists and health professionals (physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists / trainers, psychologists, doctors, pediatricians, early interventionists), educators (teachers, special educators, early childhood educators), social workers, community workers, Government and NGO administrators and management, community leaders, researchers, faculty and anyone interested in child development.

It is a hybrid conference and you can register to participate either online or in-person (off-line) in Manipal, India

Where

Manipal Academy of Higher Education university, Manipal, India.

When

16th & 17th February , 2023 Thursday and Friday

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Event Schedule

Thursday, February 16th, 2023
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM (IST)

Symposium Speakers and Topics

THEME: Family Centered Care for Children with Disabilities and their Families

TimeResource PersonTitle
2:00- 2:30 PMInauguration
2:30- 3:00 PMMarie Brien, PT, MSc,
Associate Director of Research and Capacity Building,
Amar Seva Sangam
Key Note: Family centered care, the ICF, and F- words:
An evolution in clinical practice
3:00- 3:15 PMDeepalaxmi Poojari, PT, PhD (candidate)
Assistant Professor,
Department of Physiotherapy,
MCHP, MAHE, Manipal
Perceptions of family centered care in caregivers of
children with CP in South India
3:15- 3:30 PMRupambika Sahoo, OT, Msc,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Occupational Therapy,
MCHP, MAHE, Manipal
Skill training of mothers of infants in NICU
3:30- 3:45 PMBhamini Krishna Rao, PT, PhD,
Professor,
Department of Physiotherapy,
MCHP, MAHE, Manipal
Early intervention for high-risk infants: Role of Family
3:45- 4:00 PMNavamani Venkatachalapathy, PT,
Implementation and Innovation Lead,
Enabling Inclusion Program,
Amar Seva Sangam
Piloting Parent Empowerment Groups for Families
of Children with Disabilities
4:00- 4:30 PMPlenary Discussion

THEME: Caregiver Coaching Approaches

TimeResource PersonTitle
5:00- 5:30 PMFranzina Coutinho, OT, PhD, Director of Research,
Amar Seva Sangam
Key Note: Coaching in early intervention - the how and when
5:30- 5:45 PMDaniela Testani PT, PhD (candidate)
Bloorview Research Institute,
University of Toronto
Using predictors of participation to in inform a solution focused coaching intervention for young children with cerebral palsy
5:45- 6:00 PMNoémi Dahan-Oliel, PhD, OT,
Associate Professor
, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy,
McGill University
Co-creation of rehabilitation guidance in a rare disease:
partnering with youth, parents and clinicians
6:00- 6:15 PMSumita Rege, OT, PhD,
Associate Professor,
Department of Occupational Therapy,
MCHP, MAHE, Manipal
Partnering with families for
occupational performance of children
6:15- 6:30 PMShivani Tiwari, SLP,
Associate Professor,
Department of Speech and Hearing,
MCHP, MAHE, Manipal
Parent Training for children with speech and language disabilities
6:30- 7:00 PMPlenary Discussion
7:00 PMClosing of Day 1

Friday, February 17th, 2023
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (IST)

Symposium Speakers and Topics

THEME: Partnering with Parents for Participation and Research

TimeResource PersonTitle
8:00- 8:30 AMAnnette Majnemer, PhD, OT,
Vice-Dean,
Education for the Faculty of Medicine, Professor,
School of Physical & Occupational Therapy,
McGill University
Key Note: Engaging parents as partners in child health research:
Tips for successful patient-oriented research
8:30 - 8:45 AMDana Anaby, PhD, OT,
Associate Professor,
School of Physical and Occupational Therapy,
McGill University
Improving participation of children and youth through the PREP
(Pathways and Resources for Engagement and Participation)
intervention: Current evidence and emerging benefits
8:45- 9:00 AMMarie Brien, PT, MSc,
Associate Director of Research and Capacity Building,
Amar Seva Sangam
Family-centered Pediatric AT Provision program
in rural South India
9:00- 9:15 AMKeiko Shikako, OT, PhD,
Canada Research Chair in Childhood Disability:
Participation and Knowledge Translation,
Associate Professor,
School of Physical & Occupational Therapy,
McGill University
Disability and Children’s Rights
9:15- 9:30 AMArmineh Babikian, MS, OTR/L, PhD (candidate),
Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
University of Toronto
Inclusion of children with developmental disabilities in rural Armenia
9:30- 10:00 AMPlenary Discussion

THEME: Community based Family Centred Services

TimeResource PersonTitle
10:30-11:00 AMDinesh Krishna, MD,
Director of Strategy,
Enabling Inclusion Program,
Amar Seva Sangam
Key Note: The Enabling Inclusion Model -
a technology leveraged model to promote family-centred
and transdisciplinary care for CWD
11:00-11:30 AMSankara Raman Srinivasan, CA,
Secretary
, Amar Seva Sangam
Developing NGO - government partnerships to scale
child rehab and early intervention innovations - A Case Study
11:30-11:45 AMSelvam Ramachandran, PT, PhD,
Associate Professor
Department of Physiotherapy
MCHP, MAHE, Manipal
Partnering with families for school Inclusion and participation
11:45-12:00 PMNavamani Venkatachalapathy, PT,
Implementation and Innovation Lead
Enabling Inclusion Program
, Amar Seva Sangam
Training of community rehabilitation workers in a
village - based early intervention program
12:00-12:15 PMFranzina Coutinho, OT, PhD,
Director of Research
Amar Seva Sangam
A pilot study encouraging family centered services through
COVID-19 in South India
12:15-12:30 PMRamasubramanian Ponnusamy, MPT,
Director of Rehabilitation
Amar Seva Sangam
Global tele-rehab program for children with disabilities
12:30- 1:00 PMPlenary Discussion
1:00 PMClosing of Symposium

About The Event Organizer

Dr G Arun Maiya
Dean, MCHP, MAHE, Manipal
Dr John Solomon M
Head – Dept. of Physiotherapy
MCHP, MAHE, Manipal
Dr Dinesh Krishna
Director of Strategy
Enabling Inclusion Program
Amar Seva Sangam, Ayikudi
Dr Franzina Coutinho
Director of Research
Amar Seva Sangam, Ayikudi
Dr Marie Brien
Associate Director of Research and Capacity Building
Amar Seva Sangam, Ayikudi

Dr Andrea Duncan
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Dept. of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
University of Toronto
Dr Matthew Hunt
Director, Ethics Axis, Quebec Population Health Research
School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
McGill University
Dr Vinita A Acharya
Head – Dept. of Occupational Therapy
MCHP, MAHE, Manipal
Dr Usha Devadas
Head – Dept. of Speech and Hearing
MCHP, MAHE, Manipal
Ms Deepalaxmi Poojari
Dept. of Physiotherapy
MCHP, MAHE, Manipal

Mode of Participation

Register Now!

ModeEarly BirdRegular
(Upto January 31, 2023)(February 1, to February 10, 2023)
OnlineRs. 500Rs. 750
OfflineRs. 1500Rs. 1750

Certificate of Participation will be provided by MAHE (Manipal Academy of Higher Education)

Venue

Manipal Academy of Higher Education is a private deemed university located in Manipal, India.

For Registration Details

Deepalaxmi Paresh Poojari
Organizing Secretary,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Physiotherapy,
MCHP, MAHE, Manipal,
Ph: +918971188465 | Email: deepa.poojary@manipal.edu

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