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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28 Mar · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

How To Deal With Your Child’s Stress

I saw him after a year. He came to visit for his annual assessment. He leads a busy, college life. I felt something was different as he greeted me. His caring nature shone through in the way he asked about my family and pets. But something was going on. He was a little repetitive with…

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