With a vision to break the barriers of geography and accessibility, Helping Hands Organisation (H2O) launched its Telerehabilitation unit in Trivandrum today. The unit looks to address the issues of speech and hearing pathology among children and adults, via technology, such as Skype. The idea is to use high speed internet and video calling for “reaching out to larger masses, as early as possible, to achieve the best results in speech and language therapy,” as said by Dr. Jayashree Shanbal, Reader in Language Pathology, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH).
H2O also launched a Facebook page (H2O- Speech Support), specially created to address speech related queries from across the country. The page was launched by Dr Mohammed Asheel, Director, Kerala Social Security Mission – who also shared his hopes and well wishes to H2O and its endeavour to broaden its wings in addressing speech related issues through new generation knowledge and technology.
H2O is the first centre in Trivandrum which has established a Telerehabilitation Unit – n achievement we look forward to live up to in the coming years!
The day also saw a seminar on Speech Language Therapy conducted by our in-house speech therapists – Vishnupriya Mohan and Chinju M P. The seminar focussed on speech and hearing disorders, its causes and effects, both on children and adults, and shed light on the positive and lucrative effects of Telerehabilitation. The seminar was conducted jointly with the Rotary Institute for Children in the Need of Special Care, Trivandrum. Staff and parents associated with both organisations were present for the same.
Special thanks to Hycinth by Sparsa for being our Hospitality partners for the event and the launch.
*About the Guests: *
Dr Jayashree Shanbal – Reader in Language Pathology and Associate Professor at the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH)
Dr Mohammed Asheel – Director of the Kerala Social Security Mission
Ms Mothi Firoz – Principal of the Rotary Institute for Children in Need of Special Care, Trivandrum