Saturday, February 27, 2010

Role of OT in management of ASD at SVNIRTAR

Sir/ Madam,

The Swami Vivekanand National Institute of Rehabilitation Training & Research (SVNIRTAR) is an autonomous body and registered society under the financial and administrative control of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India. The Department of Occupational Therapy of this Institute will be conducting the Continuing Occupational Therapy Education (COTE) programme on “Role of OT in management of ASD” for qualified Occupational Therapists on 30th & 31st March, 2010. Mrs. V. S. Bole, President, Society for Sensory Integration and Child Development, New Delhi has given her consent to be the resource person for the above programme.

Above programme will be conducted at SVNIRTAR from 9.30 AM to 4.30 PM on the scheduled days. You are requested to nominate the suitable Occupational Therapist(s) of your organization on the prescribed registration form attached with this letter (photocopies are acceptable). Registration fees for the workshop is Rs. 300/- for professional and Rs. 200/- for MOT students. Registration fees should be paid in the form of account payee demand draft drawn on any Nationalized bank in favor of “Director, SVNIRTAR” Payable at Cuttack and sent to the course coordinator by 23.03.2010 with filled up registration form.

The completed application form should be sent by Registered Post only. Registration can be done through E-mail:- But the course fee in form of Demand Draft must be sent along with the hard copy through registered speed post only. Please note that, the candidates other than the State/Central Govt employees who are planning to attend the COTE will be paid traveling allowance in the sleeper class/Bus fare by the shortest route on production of original tickets.

Limited number of dormitory type accommodation in student hostels on sharing basis may be available. Interested candidates must send the request on or before 23.03.2010. Accommodation may be considered on first cum first serve basis, depending on the availability.


Name of the programme and date : -----------------------------------------

Applicant’s name (In block letters) : -----------------------------------------

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Educational qualification : -----------------------------------------

Designation : -----------------------------------------

Name & address of the
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Note: Registration fees should be paid in the form of account payee demand draft drawn on any Nationalized bank in favor of “Director, SVNIRTAR” Payable at Cuttack and be sent to the course coordinator with filled up registration form.

Return the filled up form to Course Coordinator: Mr S P Mokashi, Associate Professor & H.O.D. (OT), Department of OT, SVNIRTAR, PO-Bairoi. Dist-Cuttack (ORISSA) - 754010

A candidate may consider registering through E-mail by sending the request at . However the course fee in form of Demand Draft must be sent along with the hard copy through registered speed post only.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Occupational Therapists Job

Handicap International
is recruiting
Physical Therapists (PTs) and
Occupational Therapists (OTs)
to provide direct care for people injured and disabled in Haiti’s devastating earthquake.

Therapists are needed in hospital settings to help people recover from their injuries, avoid secondary complications, and prevent or mitigate long-term disability. Some therapists will provide community based services in displaced persons camps. Positions will be opening February 1st, 2010, and contracts will range from one to eight months. Direct care positions require a commitment of at least 6 weeks. Project managers need to commit to at least 8 months.

See details in attached document.

Please email applications (CV, cover letter, availability dates and
contact information for 3 professional references) to:
recrut05@handicap- international. org

Paul Vermeulen Directeur HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL 11, avenue de la Paix CH-1202 Genève
Tél.: +41 (0)22 788 70 33 Fax : +41 (0)22 788 70 35 Skype : pvermeulen
www.handicap- international. ch

AAPOTA is Conducting An Essay Contest for US & International Students

AAPOTA is Conducting An Essay Contest for US & International Students
Topic: Evidence Evaluating the Effectiveness of Culturally Sensitive Health Care
Mode of submission: Electronic (via e-mail)
Submission deadline: April 15th, 2010 (Thursday)
Submit to: miyer@asian- pacificot. org

Website: www.asian-pacificOT .org

Sponsored by:
Mr. Bhagwan Sharma, MA, OTR/L
President, STI Therapies
P.O. Box 450
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Ph. (708) 257 1199
Fax. (630) 655 1199
E-Mail: stitherapy@yahoo. com

CBSE Circular: Integration of Children with Special Needs (CWSN)

CBSE Circular: Integration of Children with Special Needs (CWSN)
Dear Principals,
Further to our Circular No. 45 dated 29th Oct.,2008 where schools were
advised vide Annexure (enclosed) to ensure that no child with special needs is
denied admission in main stream schools, it has been observed that there are
many schools affiliated to CBSE who are not abiding by this directive.
There seems to be a misconception among schools and school authorities on
various issues pertaining to children with special needs. The children with
special needs face challenges in learning as they may not be able to focus on
the teacher during classroom interaction or their pace of learning may vary.
Moreover social skills and emotional skills may need to be further
To overcome these problems generally an aid is given to the child. An aid is
an adult sitting along with the special child encouraging and motivating the
child to move along with the class.
Schools are advised to allow parents when they make a request to provide an
aid so that individual attention is possible for the child and enables the
student to grow and learn along with the other peers in the class.
Further inclusive education also needs to be done with an Individual
Evaluation Program. Specific goals should be set for each child with special
need based upon the appraisal. For this purpose the schools need to have a
special educator as has already been recommended earlier.
It is being reiterated that any school which fails to provide attention to a
child with special needs or makes a pretext of denying admission to any
category of a differently abled child will be liable to stringent action even to
the extent of disaffiliation.
The Guidelines on Inclusive Education of Children with Disabilities is once
again enclosed for dissemination to all stakeholders which includes parents of
the school.

Yours sincerely


B.T. Road, Bon-hooghly, Kolkata-700090

Dear Sir/Madam
NIOH, Kolkata is an apex institute working for the human resource development & rehabilitation of Orthopaedically Handicapped under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India. Apart from various activities of the institute, one of the mandates is to organize/ promote/collaborate the training programs/Continuing Education program/ Workshop etc.
In view of this, a two days Continuing Occupational Therapy Education program (COTE) is to be organized on 11th and 12th March , 2010 for the qualified Occupational Therapists/PG students on a topic titled “ICF and Occupational Therapy”.
The program will cover the elements of ICF Disability and Rehabilitation, its application to various disease conditions. The education program will be useful in updating your knowledge & skills pertaining to Service planning.
You are requested to attend/depute/sponsor/motivate qualified Occupational Therapists to participate in the program. The participants will be provided with Sleeper (SL) class rail fare on production of rail tickets. Dormitory accommodation may be provided according to availability on nominal charges. We are eagerly looking forward to welcome you at NIOH, Kolkata.
Interested Occupational Therapists may apply through e-mail/post/fax by 01st March’10 in the attached format (or Xerox copy of format) to Ms. Eva Snehlata kujur, Sr.O.T, Department of Occupational Therapy, NIOH, B.T. Road, Bon-hooghly, Kolkata-700090;; 09748325491.
With best wishes,

Ms.Eva Snehlata kujur

(Last date1st March, 2010)



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(with Pin code, Tel. no., Fax no., website address, e-mail)

Category of Patients which are served usually by you :

Experience in the area of practice (if any) :

Did you attend any previous program at NIOH, Kolkata. :

Corresponding address :
(if different from workplace)

How the knowledge of this Education Program is likely to be utilized by you:
(within 4-5 lines)

Dormitory type accommodation : Required/Not required
(limited and on first come first serve basis)
Type of working lunch (during program only) : Veg. / Non-veg.

I may kindly be allowed to participate in the COTE/Workshop/Seminar/Symposium on

Signature of Participant Date: