16 Apr · Kamini Lakhani · 4 Comments

What Are You Doing For Yourself During This Covid Pandemic?

It’s a difficult situation all around. We’re all home bound.   Many of us are without house help. This brings to the forefront the numerous chores that need to be around the house.   Cooking, cleaning, mopping, dusting, washing, the list goes on. Don't forget looking after the children and spouses.   It’s easy to…

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3 Apr · Kamini Lakhani · One Comment

How To Alleviate Feelings Of Guilt And Anxiety As A Special Needs Parent- During This Lockdown

This lock down period is difficult for many of our families.   Some of our older students have developed anxiety. A few of them display it through ritualistic behavior and others through irritation and anger issues.   The younger ones have developed coping, self stimulatory behaviors such as screaming or hyperactivity.   This has affected…

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26 Mar · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

How These 7 Pointers Can Make You A Phenomenal Teacher

Then I saw this clip of 9 year old, Shivansh with his piano teacher. The teacher integrated ‘sa re ga ma’  (Indian musical notes) into piano chords. This young child zoomed along. He took one challenge after another. By the end of one session, he was not only singing songs but playing chords and signing.…

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12 Mar · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

A Dedication To Special Needs Dads On International Women’s Day.

On this occasion of Woman’s Day, I’d like to felicitate some dads I work with. They play a rock solid role in their children’s life.   Many of my posts are geared towards mothers of autistic individuals. Here’s one for fathers!     Meet Mr Ranganathan. A Chartered Accountant by qualification, works as CFO with…

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27 Feb · Kamini Lakhani · 10 Comments

How To Reduce Your Own Anxiety As A Special Needs Parent

She sat across me, elegant and dignified with her hair coiffed in a little bun. There was a smile on her face. I mentioned she looked happier than before.   She shared how she had been worried about her son’s future due to his aggression. She had become sad and distressed.   Everything was seen…

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The Importance of a Parent Training Program
For Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

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