Dr. Yajyoti Singh
Equipped with a Masters in developmental psychology, a Ph.d in social sciences and a B.Ed in special education. She also has a Masters diploma in Human resource management. She has an advanced training in RECBT Theory and Techniques, from Albert Ellis affiliation training, New York.
She has had over 24 years experience, having started her career as Lecturer in Nirmal Niketan (Mumbai University) in 1988, for undergraduates, went to join the Remand home as a Child Psychologist, then lectured at SNDT for the post graduate level.
Dr. Singh works with toddlers, children, adolescents and adults with a range of Educational and Developmental issues, including Learning Difficulties, Attention Deficit Disorder, PDD/ Autism and other developmental and behavioural problems, using major tests of general ability, academic attainment, continuous performance tasks and neuropsychological tests.
She conducts workshops on Parenting skills, stress management, positive thinking, coping techniques, teacher training, Memory improvement techniques, time management, gender sensitivity etc at various schools and organisations.
Her Clinical work includes dealing with childhood problems in the areas of PTSD, anxiety/OCD, eating disorders, elimination disorders, psychosis etc. She has been consultant psychologist at hospitals, including Ruby Hall and Sahayadri.
She has authored a book on school special education and written various articles on developmental psychology, including an article in UK journal of Adlerian Psychology and parenting articles in Holistic Bangalore magazine.
Her memberships and affiliations include RCI – A-55146, APA (American Association of Psychology), IACP (Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists) and IACAM (Indian Association of Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health). She is also affiliated to Muskan, a non-profit working against child sexual abuse, as one of their Directors and is a Consultant Psychologist with Maharashtra Fellowship for the Deaf.
Shruti is a Special Educator who works with children and adolescents to address learning difficulties and behavioural disorders. She began her journey 22 years ago with Special Education from Alpha to Omega in Chennai. She is also a trained Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Mediator and has done the Search and Teach program by Kathy Hopkins.
In Her Own Words
Hi! I am Shruti Pawar, a Special Educator, at Chetana . I work with children and adolescents with learning difficulties and behavioural disorders. I began my journey in this field 22 years ago at a small school in Goa, which inspired me to study more and train myself further. I have completed my course in Special Education from Alpha to Omega learning centre in Chennai, which opened the doors to many other fields in learning. Along with special education I am a trained Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Mediator and have also completed the Search and Teach program by Kathy Hopkins. My association with Chetana has been since 2010 . I am fortunate to be a part of an institution which is known for its holistic approach towards mental health and well being. My work as a special educator is to help and guide students to overcome the difficulties that they face in their school environment. This entails helping them by providing tailor made strategies that will aid and develop their reading and writing skills. Not only do we look at the academic aspects of the child’s development, we also focus our attention to the cognitive and social needs of the child. We at Chetana understand the difficulties that parents face to bring up children with learning difficulties and behavioural disorders and so we also conduct workshops for parents as well. I can say this, that 22 years in this field has been a constant and enjoyable learning experience and I continue to learn a little more each day.