Parents urged not to hide children with disorder

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BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME

PORT HARCOURT—Parents of children with development and communication disorders have been advised not to lock them up in the house as solutions have been evolved to address their challenges.

Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Professor Joseph Ajienka, who made the appeal in Port Harcourt, said the university was set to commence a post graduate programme in Disability Studies with a view to curbing stigmatization of the children.

Professor Ajienka, who also inaugurated the board of Directors of the Centre for Developmental and Communication Disorders, CDCD, during the 5th congress on Childhood Developmental and Communication Disorders, said there was hope for children with development and communication disorders to be productive.

The board has a former Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Nimi Briggs as Chairman. Former Minister, Alabo Tonye Graham-Douglas, Princess Fifi Ejindu, Professor Shirley Yule-Ifode and Dr. John Okon are members of the board. Professor Yul-Ifode who also spoke at the event, said that the CDCD was formed to address challenges faced by children with development and communication disorder.

 

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