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Differently abled not disabled – Two books for children on this theme

  Ira Singhal, a differently-abled woman topped last year’s IAS exams and has become a youth icon for everyone, including people with disabilities. On the other hand, a differently-abled...

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...

Identifying speech delays in children

You have a 3 yr. old son daughter who does not seem to speak as he should. Or you find that your 3 yr. old says only a few words and his friends communicate much better than him. Worse still, you...

You Think your Child has ADHD? Think Again!

Ajay is a 10 yr. old boy, studying in one of the best schools in the city. His academic & extra-curricular record is good and he has many friends. Ajay is naughty at times, for e.g., he starts...

Integrating the Creative Arts in Therapy

“I think we want our kids to grow up to be people who can think outside of the box, be creative and innovators, sort of the forward-thinkers of our future. I think a way to inspire that 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...

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...

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...

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...