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Category Archive: Blog, Special needs

Coping with Autism – part 2

Read part 1 here. In my last blog, I wrote about Autism and discussed its features with respect to a case study. We also looked at what can be done to help a child who has Autism. Autism by itself is...

How Can Rehabilitation Resources Help Relearn Listening?

This article has been contributed by Cochlear India. Cochlear is the global leader in implantable hearing solutions with high-quality products that help implant recipients interact more fully with...

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...

Inclusive Education: Integrating Special Needs Children within Mainstream Schools

This blog post has been contributed by Deepa Garwa. I have been asked this question many times. Sometimes by people who were well meaning  and a lot of times by those who were not. People have asked...

Are we Afraid of Diversity?

This blog post has been contributed by Deepa Garwa. “Mom, look at those kids, they don’t want Aarshia to play with them.” My son shook my arm while I was blissfully enjoying my book by the pool...

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...

Disability: It’s all in the Mind

This blog post has been contributed by Deepa Garwa. There is an old adage about age, that age is an issue of mind, if you don’t mind it doesn’t matter. After being a mother of a special needs...

Confessions of a Special Needs Parent

Stop Pitying the Special Needs Parent This blog post has been contributed by Deepa Garwa. It was a normal day, nothing unusual. Saturday afternoon, a visit to the nearby mall with both the children,...

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...

Choosing to Give Birth to a Child with Special Needs

This blog post has been contributed by Deepa Garwa. A teacher by profession and a writer by choice, Deepa Garwa is an opinionated blogger, a self advocate on disabilities and a parenting enthusiast....