Published in Shillong Times
Wed, June 27, 2018
Lubdhak Therapeutic Solutions (LTS), a centre that seeks to address issues of those living with autism and other behavioral disorders, has opened its centre at Lachumiere in the city. Addressing reports on Tuesday, LTS founder and director Anit Chhetri said, “The objective behind the centre is to teach them to live independently and learn social skills.” LTS works using the principle of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) which advocates that children with autism at the foremost needs to be taught how to communicate, he added. ABA which is practiced by therapists at LTS will also open up opportunities for those willing to work with children having behavioral disorders. ABA is a branch of science that deals with individuals suffering from autism, Asperger Syndrome and other developmental disorders.
The writer is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst having a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas. He runs a center called Lubdhak Research Foundation http://www.lrf-aba.com/ in Delhi and Shillong providing intervention to children and training graduates in this science.