05 December 2010
By Khushboo Sandhu
Applied Behaviour Analysis technique involves placing a demand and giving a reward
Pinny along with two other experts are in the city to introduce a new technique at the Society for Rehabilitation of Mentally Challenged (SOREM) to teach autistic children. The technique, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), which is popular in other parts of the world would now be introduced in the city.
Pinny says, "Each autistic child has to be given individual attention. The technique in volves placing a demand and giving reward. Constant repetition is essential for these chil dren. Someone has to know how to teach the children properly. For this acceptance is the first step. All the people associated with the autistic child from the parents to other family members, teachers and even drivers who take hers and even drivers who take them around need to accept the situation."
The workshop aims to im part training to teachers who would then be able to imple ment the teaching methods.
SOREM has tied up for five years with the Global Autism Project. Thrice a year mem bers from the project would come to SOREM to train teachers. Once the teachers are trained, they would fur ther impart training to teach ers from other places.
Promila Chandra Mohan, Honorary Secretary of SOREM says even though signs of autism start becoming visible iat an early age, parents are hesitant to take them to doctors.