3 Apr · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

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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14 Feb · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

How Answering These 5 questions Will Bring You Clarity About Your Child’s Autism

The mother was visibly distressed about her 14 year old son.   He had been asked to go for counseling sessions as he hit children in his class. On closer examination, it was found that he was being bullied by the other students.   He had a few minor learning difficulties but was able to…

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

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