Patrick Speech and Languages Centre in collaboration with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) trains participants within the country. The training is aimed at providing hands-on and practical tutoring about up-to-date and current practices in managing children with Autism and other developmental delays. Practical trainings are given on speech and communication delays, behaviour modification, self-care strategies, sensory reactions and social skill-building.
The training is a 3 month certification program on ‘Special Needs’, with emphasis in the first six weeks on theoretical basis of practice, and the last six weeks on internship.
At the end of the programme, participants are given a certificate as ‘Special Needs Professionals’. This training cannot be underestimated as it bridges the gap between parents/teachers and their children with special needs, and helps to bulid independent and functional individuals with special needs.