Dr Bornali Das, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Psychiatric Social Work (PSW) and the Secretary of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) was invited as a speaker to deliver on a topic, “Psychological aspects in selecting children for cochlear implants” on 1st March 2017. The workshop was organised by the Composite Regional Centre for Persons with Disabilities, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DIVYANGYAN) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India in collaboration with Prateeksha Hospital, Guwahati at Grand Starline Hotel, Guwahati.
The workshop was attended by around 70 participants from various specialties- Medical, Non-Medical, Paramedical fraternities. There was interactive session with the speaker. Dr Bornali highlighted on various parent-based interventions for the children of cochlear implants. All the participants have well-received and given feedback of benefits from the workshop.