2 Nov · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

How Changing Your Mindset About Autism Will Impact Your Life Favorably

I came across this beautiful post, recently.   A thousand souls – a poem about autism by Kathy Carter of spectra.blog   In a lifetime we’re privileged to meet eighty thousand souls.   Around a thousand have autism; still with dreams and goals.   On the autistic spectrum, processing is a chore.   Not necessarily…

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19 Oct · Kamini Lakhani · 2 Comments

Why Setting Limits For Your Child Is Equally Important For You

I found it difficult to interact with this 5 year old during an assessment. (RDA) He wasn’t willing to let his parents leave the room. I saw how the parents hesitated to set a limit.   I couldn’t test my hypotheses with them around, as he would then not interact with me. I asked them…

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3 Oct · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

The 3 C’s Underlying Effective Communication

At a conference, I attended a decade ago, I saw a hard working mother trying to teach her son to have a conversation with another child.   The mother had ‘coached’ the other child about the questions she should ask her son. The girl tried her best to ask the question, but her son did…

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20 Sep · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

The Road To Developing Competence In Your Child

He proudly whatsapped a picture of his marksheet.   I congratulated him and asked him how he felt.   “Relieved and proud. I was so worried.”   - Aahan Patel   I didn’t care about his marks. (which were pretty good, actually!) I cared that he had reached out to inform me. And that he…

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7 Sep · Kamini Lakhani · 2 Comments

Do You Know Your Autistic Child’s Potential?

90% of parents (if not more) share this common concern. “I know my child has good potential. But I don’t know how to tap into it.”   This need not be at the time of diagnosis. It can be any point of development and any age. Your child reach a plateau or even if s/he…

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