Neuro-developmental workshop – 14th November 2014


Child development is a continuous and complex process that begins in the uterus and becomes more intense in the first years.


A neurodevelopmental disorder is the one that impairs a child’s ability to develop along a typical developmental trajectory. While the symptoms and causes of these disorders can vary widely, targeted interventions generally lead to better outcomes for these children.


Since the brain is most malleable in children less than five years of age, the earlier the interventions begin, the more likely these children will follow a closer to normal developmental path. This is likely to improve the quality of life for these children and their families by increasing the child’s independence as well as reducing long-term medical costs.


Paediatricians are the first port of call for many of these children. They play a very important role in providing ongoing support. It is therefore prudent to understand that these children have ‘different abilities’ and that there are ways to address these issues and improve their quality of life.


This one-day work shop will gear up clinicians to recognize these unique neurodevelomental issues and understand the roles of various therapists.


The earlier part of the work-shop focuses on diagnosis with lectures and videos demonstrations from national speakers like Dr Anjan Bhattacharya and experts from local services like Dr Madhavi Latha, Mrs Pamela Narayan, Dr Saroja Arya, Dr Srinivas Nallan etc.


In the later part, to enable better interaction, the delegates will be divided into smaller groups and rotate through various stations.

Registrations                                               8:30 am to 9:30 am
Session 1
At risk infants and Developmental Sensitised care Dr Satish Ghanta 09:30 – 10:00
Investigation of Dev delay Dr Pranathi Gutta 10:05 – 10:20
Setting up the service and the Challenges Dr Anjan Bhattacharya 10:25 – 10:45
Tea break   10:45 -11:00
Session 2
Developmental Screening : who, when and how? Dr Anjan Bhattacharya 11:00 – 11:30
Early Intervention: how Early is early? Dr Madhavi Latha 11:35 – 12:00
Session 3 - each delegate will rotate through all 6 stations (each 30 mins) 12:00 – 01:00
01:00 – 01:30 Lunch
01:30 – 02:30
02:30 – 03:30
Station 1 Motor Difficulties :
early warning signs & management
Mrs Pamela Narayan
Station 2 Fine motor diffculties Mr Rakesh
Station 3 Intellectual difficulties Dr Saroja Arya
Station 4 Speech& Language difficulties Dr Srinivas Nallan
Station 5 Behavioural difficulties Dr Puja Jha Nair
Station 6 Visual therapy Dr Rachana Vinaykumar
Vote of thanks 03:30 – 03:45