Advocating the Rights of Children (ARC) in partnership with Beautiful Eyes Down Syndrome Association has held a Speech and Hearing Camp for children and youth with disabilities in Laamu Atoll from 11 to 14 October 2019.
During this camp, an international speech therapist provided free consultations and diagnosis, individual assessments and audiometric tests at the Laamu Gan Regional Hospital, for over 25 children with speech and hearing impairments from Kunahandhoo, Isdhoo, Fonadhoo and Gan.
The therapist also conducted sessions for over 30 parents and teachers working with children with special needs. The sessions focused on ‘improving articulation and speech’, ‘minimizing communication challenges’ as well as other useful intervention tips that can be practised at home or in a classroom setup.
ARC and Beautiful Eyes Down Syndrome Association wishes to express appreciation to Club Med, Hadhdhunmathi Gan Council, Laamu Gan Regional Hospital as well as schools for their assistance and cooperation.
ARC in partnership with Beautiful Eyes Down Syndrome Association also held a Speech and Hearing Camp for children and youth with disabilities in Addu City from 4-6 March this year.