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5 useful home activities for children during Covid-19 lockdown

We are very patriotically following the instructions given by our government in preventing Covid-19 spread by abiding to the rules of lockdown. But while we are safeguarding our physical health, we must also be able to keep ourselves mentally healthy. For a Good mental health it is important that we keep ourselves meaningfully occupied in …

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Dr Himani Narula Khanna , Developmental Pediatrician: “Autism Awareness Month”

Pointers from her presentation on “Autism In Teens” at  International Autism conference   Autism in Teens What to Expect ? How to help your child through Puberty ? This Year Theme of World Autism Awareness Day “ The Transition to Adulthood”and to reach adulthood children on autism spectrum have to transit the adolescent phase. There is a paucity of description of the …

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Blog by Dr. Puja Kapoor, On World Autism Day.

An Ode to Autism I like blue colour. The colour which signifies WATER, which stands forcontentment, gratification, relishment , delight. I like blue colour. The colour which signifies SKY, which stands foropportunity, freedom, hope, space, liberation. I like blue colour. The colour which signifiesAUTISM, which stands for or signifies  LIFE,  aliving mortal, a creature with …

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Epilepsy: How to differentiate from benign movements?

Dr. Puja Kapoor,  director & co-founder CONTINUA Kids, Consultant pediatric neurologist, was invited as a faculty at Haryana state CME at Asian Hospital, Faridabad.  She delivered a lecture on “Epilepsy: How to differentiate from benign movements?” The CME was well organised and the topics were of use for regular office practice. She defined, What is Epilepsy and …

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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 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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