Dr. Finita G Roy

Associate Professor

BRSC, MRSC (Bharathidasan University), BEd (Annamalai University );
PGDPM (Annamalai University), MSC Psychology (Tamil Nādu Open University);
Ph.D. (Bharathidasan University)

Dr. Finita Roy is an Associate Professor at the Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences. She teaches primarily in the Rehabilitation Program. Her experience in education spans over 21 years. She started her career as an Associate professor at the PG and Research Institute of Rehabilitation Science in Holy Cross College, Tiruchirapalli, where she designed and delivered special education courses for undergraduate and graduate levels. She developed engaging and inclusive curricula covering hearing impairment, learning disabilities, assessment and intervention, educational psychology, inclusive education, and special education policies. Dr. Roy adopted innovative teaching methods to ensure that her students comprehensively understood the field. She also supervised and guided graduate students with their master’s and doctoral research in special education.

Dr. Roy was also a practicing educational psychologist for eight years. She provided emotional, social, developmental, and behavioral services to a diverse population of students and families through individual and small-group counseling, social groups, and classroom guidance lessons.

As a committed professional, Dr. Roy consistently seeks opportunities for her professional development. She attends conferences, workshops, and seminars on special education and learning disabilities to stay updated with the latest research and best practices. She also conducts “21st-century skills” training programs for teachers and students, which fostered personal growth, enhanced communication, and developed leadership qualities. The positive outcomes of the program were reflected in the improved teacher-student relationships, a collaborative learning environment, and increased self-confidence among participants.

Research Interests

Dr. Roy has developed her expertise in supporting individuals with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders by working in various settings. Through these experiences, she has gained a deep understanding of the complex issues surrounding caring for individuals with multifaceted needs. Her research interests focus on the underlying cognitive, neurobiological, and socio-emotional factors associated with high-incidence disabilities. She also explores effective interventions and accommodations to support individuals with high-incidence disabilities in general education and inclusive classrooms.


Early in her career, Dr. Roy was a research fellow for the UGC-sponsored project on “Effectiveness of Adaptive Academic Approach for Primary School Children with Learning Disability in Schools in Tiruchirapalli” from 2005 to 2007. Additionally, during her career, she has also supervised the research work of a Ph.D. scholar. The manuscript of the scholar’s dissertation work is published in the Iranian Journal of Child Neurology.


Aside from her research and teaching, Dr. Roy actively participated in service activities within the academic community and beyond. She served in departmental committees, academic boards and contributed to the college’s governance. Additionally, she collaborated with local schools, educational organizations, and advocacy groups to promote awareness and understanding of special education issues.


  1. Roy, Finita (May 2020). Taking care of minutes, a session on time management. Invited speaker for a presentation session by “Counselling Chennai.”
  2. Roy, Finita (July 2020). Tune in your emotions. Invited speaker for a presentation session by “Counselling Chennai.”
  3. Roy, Finita (August 2020). Invited speaker for a presentation session by PG and Research Institute of Rehabilitation Science, Holy cross college (International FDP).


  1. Roy, Finita., & Mani, Kalpana (Jan 2020). A Holistic intervention in an integrated setting – a perspective, Presentation session at the conference Recent Trends in the Interventional Approaches of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  2. Rajendran, Venkadesan., Roy, Finita., & Jeevanantham, Deepa. (2013). Effect of exercise intervention on vestibular related impairments in hearing-impaired children. Alexandria Journal of Medicine. 49. 7–12. 10.1016/j.ajme.2012.10.001.
  3. Rajendran, Venkadesan., Roy, Finita., & Jeevanantham, Deepa. (2012). A preliminary randomized controlled study on the effectiveness of vestibular-specific neuromuscular training in hearing impaired children. Clinical rehabilitation. 27. 10.1177/0269215512462909.
  4. Rajendran, Venkadesan., Roy, Finita., & Jeevanantham, Deepa. (2012). Reliability of paediatric reach test in children with hearing impairment. International Journal of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 76. 901-5. 10.1016/j.ijporl.2012.02.068.
  5. Rajendran, Venkadesan., Roy, Finita & Jeevanantham, Deepa. (2011). Postural control, motor skills, and health-related quality of life in children with hearing impairment: A systematic review. European Archives of oto-rhino-laryngology: official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS): affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 269. 1063-71. 10.1007/s00405-011-1815-4.
  6. Rajendran, Venkadesan., & Roy, Finita. (2011). An overview of motor skill performance and balance in hearing impaired children. Italian Journal of Paediatrics. 37. 33. 10.1186/1824-7288-37-33.
  7. Rajendran, Venkadesan., & Roy, Finita. (2010). Comparison of health-related quality of life of primary school deaf children with and without motor impairment. Italian journal of paediatrics. 36. 75. 10.1186/1824-7288-36-75.
  8. Rajendran, Venkadesan., & Roy, Finita. (2010). Motor development and postural control evaluation of children with sensorineural hearing loss: A review of three inexpensive assessment tools-PBS, TGMD-2, and P-CTSIB. Iranian Journal of Child Neurology. 4. 7-12.
  9. Roy, Finita. (Feb.2010). e- Resources for persons with Special needs in Higher Education. In Book, e–Resources in Higher education – Issues, development, opportunities, and challenges. ISBN no.978-81-908078-9-0.
  10. Roy, Finita. (2009) Sociometric study of the friendship of the hearing impaired and hearing adults in a vocational setting: Journal of Rehabilitation Council of India, Volume 5, no.1&2 January – December 2009 ISSN NO. 0973-2497
  11. Roy, Finita. (2009). Work accommodations and adjustments in a vocational setting: Journal Impairments and Disability, Interdisciplinary research Journal, Vol .23 No.2, ISSN 0970-356X.
  12. Roy, Finita. (2009). Access of computer technology for persons with special needs in higher education. In the Book – ICTs for the differently abled/underprivileged communities in education, employment, and Entrepreneurship, ISBN 978-81-910217-0-7
  13. Roy, Finita. (2008). Identification of Learning Disability in Regular School Children between the ages of 5 and 10 years. Proceedings of International Rehab Conference 2006 on Making a Difference. Excel India Publishers. ISBN – 978-81-907196-7-4
  14. Roy, Finita. (2006). Quality Childhood Environment in Regular and Special Schools – A Comparative Study. In the Book – Channelling the Challenges of Disability
  15. Roy, Finita. (2004). Physiological and Psychological problems experienced by teachers of the hearing impaired in Tamil Nadu. Book – Social Problems in India – Perspectives for Intervention.

Professional Affiliations/Certifications

  1. Member of the Rehabilitation Council of India (AO3411) Certified Rehabilitation Counsellor.
  2. Member of the All-India Psychologists Association.
  3. Bharathidasan University, Ph.D. Program–Guide Recognition (Certified to guide graduate/doctoral students’ thesis/dissertation)
  4. Course certification in ‘Innovations in Health Care Education,’ Hogeschool Zyud University, The Netherlands
  5. Microsoft Educator Certification