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Emeritus Prof. Poonpit Amatyakul, Ph.D. Profile

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Educational Background

1993 - 1997
Director : Ratchasuda College (Program for Persons with Disabilities), Mahidol University, Thailand
Organizing Committee : Post Secondary Education Program for Persons with Disabilities Ratchasuda College, Mahidol University, Thailand
1988 - 1992
Director : Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development, Mahidol University, Thailand
1984 - 1992
Organization of Pre-school Deaf Children, Under the Patronage of H.R.H. Princess MahaChakri Sirindhorn
1970 - 1992
Head : Hearing Conservation Project, The Lions Club of Bangkok under Patronage of H.M. the King (Ear and Hearing Screening Test over 200,000 cases in school children)
Founder of Community Audiology Program and the first Hearing Conservation Project in Thailand
Master Degree in Audiology & Speech Pathology Temple University, Philadelphia, U.S.A
1964 - 1965
Post Grad. Certificate in Otolarynology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
1963 - 1964
Resident Training in Ophthalmology and Otolarynology, Siriraj Hospital & Medical School, Mahidol University, Thailand
1962 - 1963
Internship, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
Diploma Doctor of Medicine, M.D.
1958 - 1962
Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Post Graduate Training and Visiting Experiences in Foreign Countries

Visiting to school for the blind, Paris, France
Visiting to University of California at Northridge (Disabled Programs) U.S.A. National Federation of The blind, Baltimore, M.D., U.S.A. Recoding for the blind, Princeton, NJ., U.S.A.
Visiting to Special Education Program for Adult Disabled Persons in Philippines and Indonesia Visiting to NTID, Gallaudet University, Overbook School for the blind, U.S.A.
Visiting Research Center, Special Education Programs (Deaf) at Tokorozawa city, Tsukuba College, Japan
Visiting The National Technical Institute for The deaf (NTID) Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT),
Rochester New York. (Adult Deaf Education and Technology Training)
Visiting Department of Music Therapy, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
Visiting John Tracy Clinic, Los Angeles, CA. (Young Deaf Education and Training) Visiting University of Washington, Saint Louis, MO. U.S.A. (Research and Training Center for The deaf)
Visiting at Gallaudet University, Washington C.C., U.S.A. (Deaf Education) Visiting Philadelphia School for The deaf, Philadelphia, U.S.A. (Deaf Education)
1965 - 1968
Research Associate, Otology Research Laboratory, Presbyterian University of
Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

Medical and Health Care Research Experiences

  • - History of Medicine and Health Care in the Royal Siamese Place of the Bangkok Period (1782-1932)

  • - Behavioral Symptomatology of the Thai Deaf Children in Connection with Communication Disorders

  • - Otitis Media in Children of Primary Schools in Bangkok and near by provinces : Hearing Conservation Techniques

  • - Utilization of Local Language Media (Public Relations) to promote quality of life in North Eastern Thailand : a study in there village of two provinces (Buriram and Udorntanee)

  • - Research in Thai Deaf Culture at the Ban Khor village, Nakornpanom, North Eastern Thailand

  • - Sectoral Study on Special Education in Thailand

  • - Advisory Ethnoresearch in Deaf Sign Language for Ph.D. Candidate of UCLA, U.S.A. (4 years program) at Ban Khor and Near by villages of Sakol Nakhon and Nakonphanom provinces (2001 - 2004)