Month: August 2019

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Children With Cerebral Palsy – Everything Parents Should Know!

Cerebral palsy is a disorder of muscle tone, posture, movement, balance and coordination which results from injury to early brain development. Other than motor concerns it could be associated with epilepsy, abnormalities of speech, vision, intellect, behaviour, etc. What are the causes of cerebral palsy? CP is caused by a brain injury or brain malformation …

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Does My Child Have ADHD?

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopment psychiatric disorders in children. It affects about 6-7% of children. What are the symptoms – how do I know if my child has ADHD? A child may show the following symptoms 1.Inattention -Does not seem to listen when spoken to -Has difficulty sustaining attention …

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Dyslexia Dyslexia, also known as reading disorder,is the commonest form of learning disability accounting for 80% of all learning disability.It  is characterized by trouble with reading unrelated to problems with overall intelligence. Symptoms In early childhood, symptoms include delayed onset of speech, difficulty distinguishing left from right, difficulty with direction, as well as being easily distracted by background noise. In late childhood …

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Detecting Early Signs Of Autism

What is autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?  Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental behavioural disability that causes significant social, communication and behavioural challenges. These children communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most other people. The child may have normal intelligence quotient and still have autism. It is characterised by impairment …

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What is Cerebral palsy CP?

What is Cerebral palsy? The brain controls all that we do. Different parts of the brain control the movement of every muscle of the body. In cerebral palsy, there is damage to, or lack of development in, one of these areas of the brain. ‘Cerebral’ – refers to the brain. ‘Palsy’ – can mean weakness …

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Shaken baby Syndrome

Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines within all religions and at all levels of education. Child abuse being a preventable cause we as society , individuals , parents and caregivers  needs to be emotionally intelligent to identify our emotions of  stress, anger , frustration , depression, unhappiness at right …

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Some of the common habit behavioral disorder

Some of the  common habit behavioral  disorder  What  are  Habit disorders ? They are  repetitive,non-functional behaviors that do notresult in injury or interfere with normal activities, occur in the contextof normal development and typically resolve without specific treatment. They are mostly tension discharging phenomenon. Some commonly observed  habit disorders  are : Thumb sucking, Nail biting, …

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