27 Oct · Kamini Lakhani · 4 Comments

5 Ways To Sharpen Your Focus And Enhance Your Autistic Child’s Learning

5 Ways To Sharpen Your Focus And Enhance Your Autistic Child's Learning The Indian Epic Mahabharata contains a legendary tale about shooting a wooden bird. The renowned Guru- Dronacharya wanted his disciples to shoot this suspended, wooden bird. When he asked Yudhisthira (the eldest of the Pandava brothers) what he saw as he aimed at ...

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12 Oct · Kamini Lakhani · 6 Comments

Break Away From The Norm: Teach Your Autistic Child The Way He Learns

Break Away From The Norm: Teach Your Autistic Child The Way He Learns I met a wonderful couple with a delightful 5 ½ year old son. While chatting with the mother, the topic of academics came up. She was satisfied with working on the core deficits of autism based on Relationship Development Intervention But she ...

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6 Oct · Kamini Lakhani · One Comment

How To Make Your Autistic Child Adjusting and Your Family Happy

How To Make Your Autistic Child Adjusting and Your Family Happy I received an interesting question recently. How can we go on a short family trip and keep our autistic child happy all the while? Our son has been the centre of focus all this while, after ignoring the elder brother which definitely makes us ...

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28 Sep · Kamini Lakhani · 6 Comments

Happy Navratri: To All the Wonderful Fathers of Children With Special Needs

Happy Navratri: To All the Wonderful Fathers of Children With Special Needs ‘ Well done! You stayed in this asana for 3 minutes,’ declared Leena ji (my yoga teacher). I had lost track of time and was immersed in thoughts of an article. It was the first day of Navratri (Festival of the Mother Goddess) ...

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15 Sep · Kamini Lakhani · 6 Comments

Think Your Child is ‘Low Functioning’? Think Again

Think Your Child is 'Low Functioning'? Think Again I’d like to confess something you know about quite well — I do not like the distinction between ‘high functioning’ and ‘low functioning’ autism.   If a child with autism can speak, read, write but has difficulties in socialization — then he’s labeled high functioning. If a ...

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