19 Oct · Kamini Lakhani · No 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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23 Aug · Kamini Lakhani · 2 Comments

How To Be The Most Effective Teacher For Your Special Needs Student

Each of us had a smile on our faces, as we finished watching this video. In fact, it filled our hearts with joy.         It was part of our Professional Development Course. A trainee commented on what a joy it was to see a child enjoying a session so much. “Normally I…

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