Everyday Items as Awesome Toys: Bangles

The awesomeness of common items in play should not go unnoticed! In this series, we will explore one such common item each time and discuss five different ways to play with it. This article is exploring the everyday item: Bangles.  Bangles are generally easily found around the house. There are many types that can be […]

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Top 10 Non-Toys used in Speech Therapy

A speech therapist’s magical tool to engage a child in a session is …(*drumroll*)… PLAY! Through play, relevant skills can be taught to a child. A therapist would spend significant time and energy to think of creative ways to engage the child meaningfully, session after session. NON-TOYS, therefore, become as essential as toys during play […]

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Autism Series VI: What to Look for When Choosing Early Intervention

Scientists and research tell us that Early Intervention (EI) provides the best long-term benefits for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Through therapies the main characteristics of the disorder can be alleviated to give better results as the child grows and develops. There are a variety of approaches and methods of intervention available for parents […]

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What is Tube Feeding?

What is tube feeding? Tube feeding generally involves delivering a liquid feed through the nose (nasal tube) or stomach (gastrostomy tube). Feed types include expressed breast milk, infant formula or a specialised liquid feed. Key points to remember tube feeding helps your child to meet their nutritional needs when they are not able to eat […]

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Articulation Therapy: A Beginner’s Guide

  Misarticulation or the lack of correct pronunciation of sounds can hinder good communication. Sounds are learnt developmentally and hence as the child grows, sounds would typically become clearer and more adult-like. However, at times, such clarity is not reached. [Click here to read more about typical development of articulation]  The sounds we produce use […]

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Autism Series IV: What ASD is NOT!

An understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) has been an evolving one for the last few decades. Researchers and practitioners have been and are constantly unraveling more and more about the disorder. There are several Myths that have been associated with the disorder. In this article, we will discuss ten of them, briefly:   Autism […]

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Tips To Choose The Right School For A Child With Special Needs

So which is the Right School for a child? Parents are always on the lookout for the “perfect” school for their children. When it comes to schools for children with special needs, parents are even more anxious and have many questions!! What kind of a school? What should the curriculum consist of if it has […]

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Autism Series III: 20 Must-Know Terms Related to Autism

This article describes common terms related to Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) . These terms are used often while reading information related to Autism / ASD or heard while speaking with physicians or therapists. Do note that these are not dictionary definitions but simple explanations or descriptions to the same. The twenty words / phrases delineated […]

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Autism Series II: 10 Tips to Help Deal with a New Diagnosis of Autism

If a child presents delays or change in areas of social skills, communication skills and behaviors, it becomes essential to screen the child for Autism. A diagnostic evaluation is warranted if the child shows significant ‘red flags’. Read the first article of our ‘autism series’ to know more about the red flags and screening process. Once […]

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