Charles Haynes, Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, MGH Institute, USA to conduct workshop in the Peerless Hospital, Kolkata 

peerless logo newThe workshop will target Special educators, Speech pathologists, Occupational therapists, Psychologists, Paediatricians teachers and interested parents and will focus on an area that is fast emerging into sharper focus with very little accessible knowledge in the domain. He will also dwell upon Teaching methods using multi-sensory approach and other strategies for communication disorders targeting children with LD and ASD.

Full-Time Faculty for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at MGH Institute of Health Professions, Dr. Haynes teaches courses in spoken and written language disorders and in language, culture and cognition for the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program and the Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) Program for Reading Specialists. In addition, he conducts research, mentors thesis students, supervises graduate students in the Institute’s Speech-Language and Literacy Centre, and is an Associate of the Hanson Initiative for Language and Literacy (HILL).

In June 2013 Dr. Haynes was inducted into the International Academy of Researchers in Learning Disabilities, and in 2012 received the Nancy T. Watts Award for Excellence in Teaching – the highest prize given to a faculty member at the MGH Institute. He was inducted into the International Dyslexia Association’s Hall of Honour in 2009 and received IDA’s Margaret Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.

Dr. Haynes served as a teacher, Research Coordinator and Director of Speech-Language Services at the Landmark School from 1979-1991, where he and colleagues developed one of the nation’s first language-based curricula for children with dyslexia and expressive language impairments.

In 1991 Dr. Haynes and colleagues in the Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institute helped to design and establish coursework and placements that offer the option of dual teacher certification in both Speech-Language and in Reading.

Dr. Haynes has been Principal Investigator on over $1,100,000 of grants at the Institute and on over $2,550,000 of externally funded studies in the Middle East, where he is helping colleagues to develop diagnostic and intervention tools for spoken and written Arabic. He has chaired several international conferences for the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and currently serves as Senior Advisor on the Global Partners Committee of IDA’s Board of Directors. He serves as an invited reviewer for several reading and speech-language journals.

The programme is being organised by the Child Guidance Clinic, Peerless Hospital and will be held on 14th December, 2015 between 100 AM and 4 PM and will attract a Registration Fee of  Rs. 500. For Registration please contact, 9831170932; 9831323359

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