7 Jun · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

Three Questions You Must Ask Yourself

In the middle of the activity the 9 year old disconnected. He lay down on the carpet, stroking it. He made strange sounds and flapped his hands.   The mother was shocked as she observed him. “How long will this go on? I thought we had left all these behaviors behind. After every thing we’ve…

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24 May · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

How Do You Measure Success?

  Scenario 1   Doctor: “I see massive changes in your son. He’s talking so much more. Last time you visited, he wasn’t talking so much. “   Parent; “Yes Doctor. When we visited 6 months ago, he was speaking 100 words. Now the total vocabulary has increased to 350 words. He’s now stringing sentences…

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10 May · Kamini Lakhani · 2 Comments

Simple Answers To 3 Complicated Questions

These questions came up in recent conversations. I found them interesting, hence I wanted to share them with you.   Question 1   My 4 year old child speaks in words. Will he ever be able to speak sentences? Please guide me as I’m very worried about this.   Answer 1   I understand your…

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26 Apr · Kamini Lakhani · 11 Comments

Who Takes Care Of The Caregiver?

The days flew by. I had to actually calculate the number of days Anil spent at the hospital, as the days went by in a blur. One day flowed into another and I lost track of time.   Hospital, home, hospital again, waiting for doctors, reading, chanting, cafeteria…   Life took on a different meaning.…

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4 Apr · Kamini Lakhani · 7 Comments

My Pledge For Autism Awareness Month

April 2nd is celebrated as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD).     When I entered SAI Connections, I saw the staff and students having a fun time outside. Some were tossing a ball around, some took part in races, yet others lounged around.   The teachers had come up with a fun, non school day…

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