EIIC Proceedings

International Conference on Early Intervention at Chennai was a resounding success.

Amar Seva Sangam is committed to creating an opportunity for bringing together a significant number of diverse experiences in the field of Early Intervention with the objective of knowledge exchange at the conference. The Conference will be a platform for sharing lessons learned and best practices adopted in the early intervention domain in order to maximize children's potential and in exploring sustainable social development models for overall economic growth through rehabilitation and inclusion of children with developmental delays in society.
A long awaited Dream of Amar seva Sangam has been finally fulfilled, we have successfully conducted our International conference on Early Intervention on Feb 13, 14 and 15th 2020 at Chennai. Attended by more than 500 delegates from India, Canada, Bangladesh, Cambodia to name a few. Preconference workshops on Feb 13th were excellent knowledge sharing platforms, conducted by Dr. Dinesh Krishna and Ms. Marie Brien from Canada. In next 2 days, high level researchers, Professors and speakers in the field of Early Intervention gave presentations in the Scientific Program.

Objectives of the Conference:

  • To disseminate the knowledge and the experience gained by various stakeholders in the field of Early Intervention of special needs children and mutual sharing of the knowledge.
  • ​A platform for Amar Seva Sangam and other early intervention models for global level scale-up through network and collaboration and get value addition with other knowledge partners.

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Our Conference Proceedings:

1. Oral Presentation Abstracts:

Session A:   Theme: Family Centered Services
S. no Title Presenter
A1 Family Centered Care in a Child Development Center in India: Implications for Low and Middle Income Countries Roopa Srinivasan
A2 Impact of Research on Family Centered Services at a Child Development Center in Urban India Roopa Srinivasan
A3 A Family-Centred Early Intervention Model Using the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure Janna MacLachlan
A4 Perception About Family Centred Care Among Caregivers of Children with Cerebral Palsy- An Exploratory Study Deepalaxmi Paresh Poojari
A5 Early Intervention and Burden of Caregiving in Cambodia, A Post-Conflict Nation Sok Dearozet
A6 Change in Caregiver Interaction and Early Learning Environment of Children (0-3) Post Community Health Worker (CHW) Mediated Inclusive Early Childhood Development Program (IECD). Namrata Edwards
A7 Assessing the Effectiveness of Parenting Program on promoting parent-child interactions and home environment through Cluster RCT in Rural Maharashtra Manoj Patil
Session B  Theme: Early Identification
B1 Eye Sees What the Mind Knows: Early Detection of White Eye Reflex in Children Nirmala Muralidhar
B2 Comparison of Visual and Goniometric Assessment and Analysis of Inter Observer Difference in Assessing Amiel Tison Angles in High Risk Infants Rajeswari Muthusamy
B3 Short Term Outcome of Early Medical Intervention in Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Anmol Batra
B4 “Screening for Autism, Agreement with Diagnosis” Gopika Govind
B5 Neonatal Sucking as a Predictor of Neuro - Development: a Systematic Review M.Sobhan
B6 Using the International Guide for Monitoring Child Development (GMCD) to Monitor And Promote Early Childhood Development (ECD) (0-3 Years) in Maharashtra. Ashwini Vaishampayan
B7 An approach to family centered service delivery for early intervention of children with disabilities in the framework of inclusive development Sunanda Reddy Kolli
B8 China’s Maternal Care Policy Promoting Early Childhood Development in Poor Rural Areas: Evidence From a Cross-Sectional Survey. Tianchen WU
Session C Theme: Early Intervention
C1 Understanding barriers and facilitators to program engagement as a means of program improvement Aravind Bharathwaj
C2 Gender differences in the IQ and Behavior at 5 and 10 Years Old Rural Bangladeshi Children S M Mulk Uddin Tipu
C4 Gross Motor Development Trajectories in Children with Cerebral Palsy in a Village -Based Early Intervention Program in Rural South India Marie Brien
C6 Child Development Aide - a program to create community based resources for children with/at risk of developmental disabilities/delays Anushree Aravind Sane
C7 Functional Independence Outcomes of Children in Early Intervention Program in Rural South India Marie Brien
C8 “Joint Attention and Circle of Communication In Mother – Child Dyads of Language Disordered - A Case Series Study” Shazia Begum
C9 “Islands Status on Intervention Through Play: NIEPMD CRC-A&N Islands Clinical Initiative as Part of Trans-Disciplinary Approach” Anandhi G Pillai
C10 Effects of Age, Gender, Diagnosis and Level of Intellectual Disability on Response Time in Children with Intellectual Disabilities Pratiksha Tilak Rao
C11 A Study on Impact of Early Mobility Training by Using Treadmill Walking with Virtual Reality on Balance and Functional Mobility among Subject with Cerebral Palsy Dhivakar Murugan
C12 First Six Months of Post Gestational Age is the Most Vital Period for Early Stimulation - Short Term Study. Nilanjan Mukherjee
C13 The Effectiveness of Home-Based Early Intervention Therapy Among Boys and Girls with Cognitive Delay in Rural South India Sathiya mariappan
C14 Systematic Review: Effect of Oral Motor Interventions on Sucking in Preterm Infants     C.Ramya
Session D Theme: Early Intervention for Autism and Other Conditions
D1 Effectiveness of Siblings Participation During Occupational Therapy Sessions (SPOT) on The Sensory Profile of Autism Spectrum Disorder And Quality of Life of Their Family. K Naresh Babu
D2 Effect of Games in Improving The Vestibular Sense Among The Pre School Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Prashant Yadav
D3 The Effectiveness of Social Stories Intervention Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) R.Radha Balachandar
D4 Impact of Toilet Training to The Parents of Children with Intellectual Disabiity and Autism - A Pilot Study Bora Sai Lakshmi
D5 Involvement of Both Parents in Home-Based Therapy on Autistic Individual Exerts More Positive Impact Than Individualized Education Program Nilanjan Mukherjee
D6 Ayurvedic Intervention with Rehabilitative Therapies Effective In The Management Of Childhood Autism Lekshmi M K
D7 Controlled Sensory Integration Therapy For Development of Verbal Communication In Young Children With Autism (2 – 6 Years) Lalitha Sridhar
D8 Play Based Home Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Shubham Satyawan Lasure
D9 Facilitating Early Intervention for Children with Multiple Disabilities- The Vidya Sagar Experience- A sharing K S Uma
D10 Early Vision Stimulation for Maximising the Potential of Children with Multiple Disabilities Towards Inclusion Jeeva M,Sujatha C
D11 Effects Of Personal Hygiene Among Girls Children With ASD on Changing Clothes After Discomfort. Darpana Tokas
D12 Holistic Early Intervention Approach for children with brain damage and their families Tripti BG,Vaishali Pai
D13 Pediatric Physiotherapy from a Caregivers Lens: A Case Study Nikita Dcruz
D14 A Team Collaboration for Early Intervention Towards Inclusion of a Child with ADHD: A Single Case Study Ishwarya R,K.Kalaivani
Session E Theme: Inclusive Society, Education and Capacity Building
E1 Community Based Rehabilitation: An Assessment of Community Based Rehabilitation Workers’ and Trainers’ Perception of the Training Experience in Rural South India Ramasubramaniyan
E2 Anganwadi Centers as Early Intervention Sub Centers: Model for Early Inclusion of Children with Developmental Delays Divya
E3 School Enrollment among Children with Disabilities in Rural South India Bala Murugan 
E4 A Study on Visual Motor Integration Therapy and Sensory Processing Skills to Improve Writing Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) Priya
E5 Perception of Teachers on Usage of Multisensory Approach among Children with Multiple Disabilities Ambika Chauhan
E6 Effects of Integrated Psychosocial Stimulation and Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) on Children’s Development in Rural Bangladesh Sheikh Jamal Hossain
E7 Neurosurgical Options for Disability R Ramnarayan
E8 Cross-sectional study of knowledge and awareness about Government schemes, Job-vacancies, Education for differently abled children among public. S.Sreevidhya
E9 Cost-Benefit Analysis & methodology in Early Intervention Therapy for Children with Delayed Development: Enabling Access in India's Rural Communities Rajeshwaran Senthilnathan
E10** A Knowledge Translation Collaboration: Evaluation of a Train-The-Trainer Program at a Community Rehabilitation Program in Tamil Nadu, India** Caroline Storr**
E11 Role of digital technology and Real time analytics for enhancing quality and coverage of complex public health interventions. Mrs. Shital S. Telrandhe
E12 CP-Engine: A web-based knowledge translation tool Laurie M. Snider
E13 Adaptation and preliminary evaluation of the NeoEAT- Beastfeeding tool in Tamil: Parent-report of infant feeding behaviour Jayapradha Gopalakrishnan
E14 Adaptation and preliminary validation of the Intelligibility in Context Scale – Tamil (ICS-T) among children Swetha B

2. Poster Presentation Abstracts:

P1 Efficiency of Combining The Hippotherapy With Hip Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis And Dynamic Core Intervention For Maintaining Pelvic And Trunk Stabilization In Childen With Cerebral Palsy Of 2-10 Years Of Age. J.Harshini
P2 Community Awareness Programs: An Essential Component Of A Village-Based Intervention Program In Rural South India Susai Mahimai Jansi
P3 Knowledge And Screening Practice In Identifying Children With Developmental Delay: An Integrative Narrative Review Rajalakshmi Ramu
P4 An Infant With Delayed Speech And Motor Development Secondary To Congenital Hypothyroidism: Importance Of Early Identification Marliya Al Ameen
P5 Assessment And Early Intervention Of Speech And Language In A Child With Congenital Disorder Of Glycosylation Hemlin Antony
P6 Case Identification And Prevalence Of Developmental Delay Among Children Under 6 In Rural Tamil Nadu: A Cross-Sectional Study Ramasubramanian
P7 Screening Of Preterm And Term Infants For Motor Behavior Developmental Disability Shruthi J Prabhu
P8 Awareness Level Among Pre-Primary School Teachers To Identify The Children With Multiple Disabilities Ranjeet Ranjan
P9 Medical Camps Bring Health Care Services To Children In An Early Intervention Program In Rural South India CelinKumar Aruljeyapaum
P10 A Parent Empowerment And Knowledge Translation Program Supports Caregivers In An Early Intervention Program In Rural South India Vasanthi Arumugasamy
P11 Early Intervention Of Pre-Numeracy Lead To Excellency In Numeracy Skill Among Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Monika
P12 Recent Trends In Early Intervention Strategies Of Preterm Infants – A Narrative Review ManasaKolibyluRaghupathy
P13 Language & Communication, Cognitive, Social And Emotional Development And The Challenges Of Planning Early Intervention Program For A Child With Autism Spectrum Disorders P.Kamaraj
P14 A Unique Approach Of Mft & Gfspt For Therapeutic Intervention On "Trisomy 21" Children Maximizing The Potential. Umamaheswari
P15 Dohsa-Hou: Psycho-Rehabilitative Program And Its Implication In Early Intervention HikariNishizawa
P16 Traditional Games For Children With Special Needs In Early Childhood Education Dhanashreedeka
P17 Visual Art Activity On Developing Sitting Tolerance And Fine Motor Activities Among Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder In The Age Group Of 03-6 Years BhashyatiDeka
P18 Transdisciplinary Model Of Therapy For The Child With Developmental Disability: A Case Study Sobhiyavani
P19 Traditional Method To Provide Early Stimulation For Children With Developmental Delays Nithya prabha
P20 Effectiveness Of Motor Activities For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder As A Predatory Programme For Performing Yoga Ajay Kumar Chaudhary
P21 Effect Of Drama On Learning Social Skills In Children With Multiple Disabilities Aruna .P
P22 Enhancing Pre-Occupational Skills Through Structured Method In Pre-School Programme For Children With Multiple Disabilities MdJahidul Islam
P23  Influence Of Mainstream Inclusion School Teachers In Children With Asd Subithira
P24 Twenty Meter Shuttle Run Test In Healthy School Going Children Aged 8-12 Years. Prem V
P25 Inclusion In School And Community: Intervention Based On The Icf Framework Navamani
P26 Community Engagement For Inclusion Of Children With Disabilities TaslimaAkter
P27 Intervention Through Play In An Enriched Environment Kavitha
P28 Traditional Indian Games And Its Implications For Developing Locomotor Skills: A Review Preeti Shrinivas Ganachari
P29 Policy To Support Community-Based Rehabilitation For Children With Disabilities: A Comparison Of Zambia And India Shaun Cleaver
P30 Maximum Static Respiratory Pressure In Healthy School Going Children Bangalore, India Drashti Sanjeev Talati
P31 Perspectives Of Parents Regarding Early Inclusive Education: A Preliminary Study Priyadharshni

** This EI article published in a well recognized journal "Disability and Rehabilitation". To view the article pl. Click here