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Pros and Cons of Online Therapies for Specially-Abled Kids That Parents Should Know

Pros of Online Therapies If you are a parent to a child with special needs, here are some advantages of online therapies for you: The responsibility of the caregivers increased immensely. Now instead of just driving the child to the therapy center, they had to actually execute the task on the child, under the guidance …

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9 ways to manage sleep problems in children with autism spectrum disorder

Over 50 to 80 per cent of children with autism spectrum disorder have either difficulty in falling asleep and/or staying asleep through the night. They may take hours to go to sleep, or get up in the middle of the night and start crying or playing. Inadequate sleep at night can cause behavioural challenges, irritability, …

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9 things children learn while playing and why it is important to them

As we see that play is an imperative part of a child’s development so utmost importance should be paved during the developmental years of the child. In today’s scenarios where physical interaction is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions, parents should utilise every minuscule opportunity to have interactive pretend to play with the child. Technical usage …

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Is video calling not a part of screen time? Find out what an expert says

By Dr Puja Kapoor As recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), children below 18 months of age should not be exposed to screen time, except for when they are video-chatting with family, friends, etc. It has been well-researched and documented that an infant’s language development is more effective by live presentation than by a …

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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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