The government should conduct a scientific study among the differently abled and revamp the government schemes aimed at them, a three-day seminar on “Different Linguistic Abilities: Issues and Solutions” held at Malayala Sarvakalasala opined.
The seminar aired the view that Instead of disbursing the fund earmarked for each district, there should be district-level studies to assess the requirement of funds in each district and funds should be allocated accordingly. Of the 8 lakh differently abled people in the State 1.3 lakh are children. The pension and medical benefits for them should be enhanced. The income ceiling for beneficiary children should be removed. Specialty treatment should be available for those who have multiple handicaps. Above all, the society should be sensitized about the rights of the differently abled.
Public places should be differently abled-friendly. Seats should be reserved for them in public conveyance and rules regarding special toilets for them should be strictly enforced. If differently abled children are given due opportunities for social interaction, they will be abled to overcome handicap with regard to language, according to T P Salim District Coordinator, Child Line. K.V. Viswanathan, R Vrinda and Dr Muhammed Faisal, spoke respectively on ‘Life Style and Different Linguistic Ability’ ‘Linguistic Disability’ and ‘Recognizing Different Ability during Stages of Growth’.
Learning Disability detection camp will be conducted by ICONS, Shoranur on 06.10.2017. Dr Sreedevi (All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore) will be the chief guest in he valedictory session scheduled at 2.30 p.m. will have