Department of Psychology, St. Thomas College Bhilai organised a field visit  to Sarthak Kadam Sansthan a school for specially abled students and MOU partner of the college. This activity was to commemorate International Disability Day and the psychology students wholeheartedly took part in it.  The agenda of the program was to spread the awareness regarding the specially abled children and their teaching learning practices. The program highlighted the therapeutic approach regarding the children with autistism, mental retardation, ADHD, cerebral palsy by improving their listening skills, eye contact, body language speech and self awareness. The students learned about the therapies applicable to manage these special children.
The students of the College distributed stationeries and toys that enhance the motor and cognitive functions of the special children.
Administrator of the college Rev. Father Dr. Joshi Varghese praised the efforts of the department. Principal Dr. M. G. Roymon encouraged the program with his best wishes and said such programs benefit the students and their all-round development. Dr. Debjani Mukherjee, Head, P.G Department of Psychology stressed on the fact that such training has great importance as it is an area of niche work in the development of special children. Practical viewing of the daily activities by the students will be a great learning process for the students. Mrs. G. Vani, Principal of Sarthak Kadam Sansthan informed about the parental and society’s role in the care of special children.   Assistant professors of the college Dr. Sumita Singh, Dr. Ankita Deshmukh  and Ms. Sanchana Sahu supervised the visit and training session for the students.