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How Shanice conquered Hearing Loss

How many of us would take a chance with a relatively unknown medical technology for our children? Not many would, but Shanice Fernandes’ parents decided to take that chance and in their opinion, it...

From a Hearing Impaired Child to a World Champ: Inspirational Story of Jehan Daboo

One look at our body and we can easily appreciate the symmetry in Nature’s creation. We have two eyes, two hands, two legs and two ears too. We also try to maintain this symmetry. If we suffer from...

Untreated Hearing Loss In Children – Its impact and the need for early intervention

It is a myth that we hear through our ears. The true organ of hearing is our brain. The ears merely help in conducting sound from the environment to the brain. There is immense impact of untreated...

Sharanya’s Inspirational Story of Overcoming Hearing Loss

Losing the sense of hearing at a young age is traumatic, both for the child as well as for the parents. If not treated early, hearing loss can wreak havoc on the child’s language and speech...

Coping with Autism

Shobhika Jaju is a Psychologist by profession, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Mumbai University, India. She is currently working as a school psychologist at a primary school...

Understanding Children with Autism

I happened to meet my old friend last week who was just recovering from an accident. Due to the injury in her leg, she had gone through a surgery and got it fixed with help of steel rods. Now, she...

The Strength in Supportive Therapy

Children evaluated in the developmental paediatrics department are guided to a multidisciplinary therapeutic environment that usually involves one or more of these—physiotherapy, occupational...

Lessons from the Learning Disability Clinic

“Part of the problem with the word ‘disabilities’ is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of...

How to treat CWSN? Learning from Maysoon Zayid

“If there is an Oppression Olympics – I would be a gold medalist. I am Palestinian, I am a Muslim, I am a female, I am a virgin, I live in New Jersey with Palsy.” – Maysoon...

Discover your Child through Encouragement

I met Amrit Ramnath, then 11 years old, nearly three years ago when I had gone to visit his family in Chennai. During the course of our conversation, Amrit showed me some of his sketches and...