All About Autism: What Can It Mean for Your Child's Education & Daily Living?
Saturday, 18th of May 2019
Dr. Chaula Badiani, Occupational Therapist
You can view the webinar recording below
Key Topics You Will Learn About:
- The implications of the triad of ASD symptoms in the real world and how it impacts the functioning of the child and the family unit
- Understanding of these characteristics along with the sensory preferences and the interaction of these on behaviours through the day
- Challenges that the child faces in participating in daily tasks and practical strategies
- Styles of learning associated with ASD
- Challenges that the child faces in academic participation and practical strategies to address these challenges.
Who is Dr. Chaula Badiani?
Dr. Chaula Badiani, M.S. (O.T) is the founder of Reach Therapy Center For Children and a practicing occupational therapist for over 18 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from University of Illinois at Chicago and worked in the US for several years in a variety of settings including home health, school consultant and Outpatient services before returning to India to bring back specialised care services. She holds the Sensory Integration Certification (S.I.P.T.) from the US, is a certified Neurodevelopment(NDT) therapist, certified aquatic therapist, and is trained in Therapeutic Listening, Oral-motor intervention, Kinesiotaping, Handwriting Without Tears and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) among others. She has worked as an Occupational Therapy consultant in India at Child Development Centers and as a private home health therapist. She founded REACH Therapy Center For Children in 2011 and currently serves as the clinical director of REACH Therapy Center For Children.
Her special interests lie in combining a variety of approaches to create a holistic family-centred approach to serve the goals set in conjunction with families for the children. It is her mission to evolve conscious awareness and acceptance in the community about individuals with special needs and create pathways for inclusion and accommodations, especially for individuals with invisible neurodevelopmental conditions such as the autism spectrum. To aid this, Reach Therapy Center for children partners with schools for school based intervention, accommodations and classroom support for children with special needs, and carries out several parent and professional training workshops each year to further empower cares of individuals on the spectrum.
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