9 Tips to Manage Stubborn behavior in Children with Delays

Parenting has a learning curve, where the father and mother learn how to manage different skills and behaviors of a child. For a child with delays, behaviors of stubbornness, can at times be puzzling to manage for the parent(s).   For difficult and stubborn behaviors, the most crucial aspect is to understand the reason behind […]

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Understanding The Disability Certificate

In a country where 2.21% of the total population have some form of disability, India also needs to provide means to ‘include’ them meaningfully into society. The Government is working towards this through a variety of Laws, Schemes etc. drawn out and implemented by the Centre and States. Keeping this in mind, the Disability Certificate […]

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Autism Series XII: What You Should Know About Stims

What is a stim? A self-stimulatory or stimming behavior (which are often called as ‘Stims’) are specific, repetitive behaviors of the body – an action, movement or sound. Individuals within the Autism spectrum disorder often stim. Other disorders in which stimming would be seen include – anxiety disorders, Tourette’s, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD) etc. In […]

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Books That Can Get Your Toddler Talking!

Reading to toddlers can boost language development and also aid in fostering many other important skills like sound-word awareness, joint attention, concentration, early literacy, imagination and empathy. Read here for some tips to improve reading in toddlers. Here is a list of books that can help your toddler start talking better!  I have used these […]

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Preschool Children’s Speech and Language Development: 2 to 6 years

Preschool Children’s Communication skills are vital to their overall development that lay a foundation for a successful future. Cognition, social interaction, oral-motor development are some of the key factors that influence a child’s communication development. Listening, understanding and using spoken language are the most important components of communication. Developmental milestones outlined below show some of […]

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Social Anxiety: How to Help Your Child?

Social Anxiety is the fear of social interactions and feeling uncomfortable around a group of people. Children with Social Anxiety are often misunderstood as being shy. Social Anxiety is more prevalent in children with autism spectrum disorder. The “shy” label may be somewhat accurate, but it does nothing to honor the child or help him become […]

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Pointing: An Important Tool for Communication

Experts say that a person’s communication is not solely through ‘Speech’ or spoken words. A large chunk of it is via non-verbal modalities. Non-verbal communication can include, the use of body language (which also includes pointing), the tone of voice, proximity/distance between speakers, facial expression, and others. Pointing is one of the ways in which […]

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Toilet Training: An SLPs perspective

Toilet Training is an important milestone for a child to achieve. Many parents would fret over this, especially when the child is getting ready to begin (play)school. Children are typically ready for toilet training around the age of two. A child’s physical and emotional readiness must be considered before beginning the training process. As a […]

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