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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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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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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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