South Korea will continue its support for the Institute of Paediatric Neurodisorder and Autism (IPNA) IPNA to enhance autism-related treatment facilities in Bangladesh and deepen bilateral ties, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Country Director Young-Ah Doh said Sunday.
She was addressing the seminar "Enhancement of Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities for Children in Bangladesh," held at the IPNA, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), in Dhaka.
Under the same title, KOICA supported an 11-day long online fellowship programme, comprising 20 IPNA officials, for the second year in a row.
The intensive training was conducted by the Inje University of South Korea to share the country's experience in neurodevelopmental disorders and improve the integrated diagnostic capacity building of the IPNA.
A detailed presentation on the lessons learnt and best action plans were delivered by the IPNA officials. They focused on topics such as improving the ability to diagnose and treat neurodevelopmental disorders, counselling and psychotherapy for children with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families; therapeutic communication for psychotherapists, occupational therapy practice framework, sensory interaction, education and counselling practice.
Young-Ah Doh hoped that the training would strengthen the base for treating children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Dr Md Sharfuddin Ahmed, vice-chancellor of the BSMMU, thanked KOICA for its close partnership with IPNA since 2012.