Guest Lectures and Training Program


August was our month for lectures and training.

  • Autism Awareness Guest Lecture

This was followed by a seminar by Nadhiya Ito (M.A., CCC-SLP) from the Los Angeles Speech & Language Therapy Centre, Inc., a private clinic founded by Dr. Pamela Wiley. In the seminar, Nadhiya shared her experiences of working with children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, explaining a variety of programmes offered at the centre, with an emphasis on working closely with families.


  • Korean Foundation Guest Lecture

We started off the month with a visit by a delegation from the Korea Differently Abled Federation (KODAF), organised jointly with Wheels in Motion. Prof. Ahan introduced his organization and spoke on the disability movement in Korea. This was followed by an impassioned talk by Rev. Lee, who shared his experiences of being disabled in Korea and on his involvement with the disability-rights movement in his country. The delegates also found time to speak with the Dean on potential collaborative work in the future.


  • Sign Linguistic Guest Lecture

We had the great pleasure of a visit by Prof. James Woodward, Co-Director and Adjunct Professor, Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Woodward offered 'An Introduction to Sign Linguistics for Speech and Language Therapists' to practicing speech and language therapists as a Continuous Professional Development course. We were delighted to have the support of some of our colleagues from the Central Federation of the Deaf, Sri Lanka.






Department of Disability Studies
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Kelaniya,
P.O Box 6,
Thalagolla Road,
Sri Lanka

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