Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) participates in 38th Sharjah International Book Fair with (Language, Hearing, and Speech) series, which consists of 20 informative cards about children’s growth. These cards contain barcodes that lead to videos of each case on the internet.
Mrs. Mona Abdel Karim, Director of SCHS, has confirmed SCHS’s care to participate in the annual Sharjah International Book Fair in line with its leadership and commitment to raising people’s awareness in many areas as well as providing services to persons with disabilities according to the best practices worldwide.
Last year, SCHS offered fair’s visitors its latest publication, which is 60 seconds series, consisting of 20 cards defining the causes of many motor problems and methods of prevention and treatment. This year, SCHS is offering (Language, Hearing, and Speech) series to raise awareness of the most important challenges facing children and their families and solutions.
Mrs. Mona explained that what SCHS is offering in the fair is not limited to the series. There is a distinctive experience also available to the public through the activity (Let Us Speak In Sign Language) through which students with Disabilities will communicate with guests and teach them some words in sign language and will show some Assistive Technologies that contribute to enhance communication for PWD.
Mrs. Mona has pointed out that SCHS has been raising people’s awareness since its establishment 40 years ago. SCHS has been publishing books and reading material specialized in disability. In addition, SCHS organized Used Book Fair since the year 2006 in order to enhance the value of books and its importance by facilitating the acquiring of books at reasonable prices as well as developing the spirit of voluntarily work among society members and institutions.
According to Speech and Language Specialist, Anwar Obaid, the most prominent topics in the series are stages of language development, indicators of delays, stuttering, disorders of natural fluency, tinnitus and hearing impairment.
Obeid also stressed the excellence of the pronunciation and language series in its attractive style and keeping pace with the current technological development. SCHS booth will also provide guests with language consultations, an audio survey and a questionnaire on the impact of the use of electronic devices on the communication of children from the family point of view. As for the result of the questionnaire, specialists will edit it to form a qualitative study enriching the research library at the district level.